Past Awards

Our community of elite, cross-disciplinary, forward-thinking environmentalists continues to grow. Here are the previous winners, candidates and nominators.

Previous Winners, Finalists and Candidates

Our candidates include entrepreneurs, scientists, artists, business and environmental leaders from around the world. Having already demonstrated talent, they stand poised to address global concerns.

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Previous Judges & Nominators

International players from a broad range of fields nominate and evaluate the candidates in a process that is transparent from start to finish.

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“We can’t carry on as we have in the past, exploiting every resource until it is gone. Our resources are limited, but they are regenerative, and we can learn how to manage them a lot better using technologies that people are creating today.”

Wendy Schmidt

President, Schmidt Family Foundation


Dan Hammer, 2017 Winner

Inaugural Pritzker Award goes to environmental economist making satellite data more accessible.

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