Steward Redqueen organised and sponsored the first prize of the category “Economics and Policy” of the YES-Europe Climathon
During the first weekend of May, YES-Europe organized a 48 hours Climathon, a virtual event organised by Steward Redqueen consultant Silvia Binet together with a group enthusiastic young people. More than 300 people, from 50 different countries, devoted their weekend to think together about sustainable solutions for the post COVID-19 society.
Participants worked in teams, with the support of professional coaches to guide them through their creative innovation journey. The program featured inspirational speeches from expert keynotes (WWF-UK, Deloitte, the European Commission, REN21, Next Energy Consumer), as well as recreational activities, from yoga sessions to DJ concerts.
34 innovative solutions were presented to the jury of the Climathon, spanning from food supply chains to urban mobility, waste management and SMEs lending. The winners?
- The Green Forest (Category: Economics & Policy) – a local peer lending platform for communities and SMEs post-COVID19 conditional on green commitments
- Delete Obsolete (Category: Social) – an awareness platform, making it easy for consumers to see the true lifetime of their electronics
- Local for the category (Category: Resources) – a tool to empower local low-carbon shopping in cities.
The event was a great opportunity to show that even in such critical times, there is a lot that can be done by leveraging on the right digital tools and on young people enthusiasm.
Steward Redqueen is glad to have supported such a creative and resilient initiative by sponsoring one of the three prizes and mobilizing its staff as coaches. If you want to know more about the event and the three winners, you can do so by clicking here!