MDBC Innovation & Sustainability Awards (MISA) / Day program

woensdag 9 oktober 2019

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre


Malaysian Dutch Business Council

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Van 9 oktober 2019 07:00

The Malaysian Dutch Business Council (MDBC) Innovation & Sustainability Awards (MISA) returns for its eighth edition on Wednesday, 9 October 2019. This year, MDBC is excited to announce that it has been invited by GreenTech Malaysia to organize its much lauded, signature awards program in conjunction with the 10th edition of the International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM) – which is scheduled to take place from 9 – 11 October at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. This tie in guarantees more
excitement, a deeper knowledge pool to draw from for the competition, increased exposure, a bigger audience, and the attendance of YB Yeo Bee Yin (Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change) as the guest of honour at the MISA Awards Dinner & Ceremony.

Due to the inclusion of MISA in the IGEM program, the MISA Day Program will take place in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, while the MISA Awards Dinner & Ceremony will be held at the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur.

This year, the categories open for nominations are:
1. Best Innovative Waste Management Project
Waste management contains the activities and actions required to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal. Companies in this category manage their waste with an innovative program (new to market) and take into account the impact their waste is having on their environment.

2. Best Digital Green Tech
In this category, we will showcase digital technology used for achieving green and clean goals; tech that results in transformational innovation through data. Now, more than ever, achievements in green tech are necessary to address some of the most pressing issues brought about by problems such as climate change and food shortages. Recent advancements in digital tech, such as artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, and blockchain, mean that new and exciting solutions are appearing in green tech. As digital tech itself is not sustainable (consuming a lot of energy), the digital green tech innovation in this category needs to add value to conducting sustainable business.

3. Best Renewable Energy Innovation
In this category, we are looking for companies who implement and encourage a
broad based innovative and sustainable use of renewable energy models.
Renewable energy is energy from, but not limited to, renewable resources. For
example: sunlight, movement, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat.

Participants can fill in the nomination forms via the MDBC website. Participation is open to all (MDBC members and non – members). The deadline for submissions is Thursday, 12 September 2019. Registration: 

With these positive developments in the growth of MISA, MDBC is also inviting
organizations who are interested in supporting MDBC’s goal of helping the general business community develop a more complex understanding of Innovation & Sustainability through the recognition and sharing of best practices to become MISA sponsors or advertisers. 

MDBC’s unique and innovative Awards Program is a platform to showcase the best practices of companies in the areas of Innovation and Sustainability, recognizing them for their excellence and trailblazing spirit in these fields.

Initiated in 2011 together with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Awards Program started out as the MDBC Sustainability Awards (MSA) and was expanded to the MDBC Innovation & Sustainability Awards (MISA) in 2017. It has steadily grown and provides a way for companies to benchmark their efforts against leaders in these fields.

Now in its eighth edition, MISA continues to prove itself to be both innovative and sustainable with the continued growth and evolution of the awards program. The Awards give an ever growing range of companies the opportunity to participate and develop their own understanding of the topics.

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