Premios Latinomérica Verde started in 2013, within the International Environment Summit (CIMA) framework. In that first Edition, 109 companies and institutions committed to socio-environmental responsibility operating in Ecuador participated. Eversice, the number of participating projects has grown exponentially.
The Awards were designed with the support of three CORNERSTONES: the planetary boundaries described by Rocktro¨m (published by the Resilience Center of the University of Stockholm, Sweden), the 2050 agenda of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals promoted by the United Nations (SDGs).
Scientists tell us, every minute, that nature is dying. We are drowning the seas, deforesting the lands, eliminating species. Specialists alert us that we must act immediately, change lifestyles, and transform people. That's what this event is all about: rewarding those individuals who are already doing it. Because those people who create opportunities, change lifestyles in their communities and improve the surroundings need to be supported, so it is easier for them, instead of more difficult.