Deadline Approaching for DEI Impact Award Nominations - Smart Energy Decisions

Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Sourcing Renewables  -  June 5, 2024

Deadline Approaching for DEI Impact Award Nominations

The deadline for nominations for Smart Energy Decisions' 2024 DEI Impact Awards is June 21.

These awards will acknowledge company-wide efforts by large power users (commercial, industrial, institutional, and government) to advance DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion), specifically focusing on the impact and amplification of energy and sustainability programs. Achievements will be recognized across all areas of diversity, including race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, persons with disabilities, gender identity, and beliefs.

Award categories include:

  • Project/Initiative: Awarded to an organization that has demonstrated a commitment to DEI with a specific project or initiative related to energy/sustainability. This is awarded to an organization.
  • Team: Awarded to a team that has worked to implement DEI in energy/sustainability efforts at their organization. This is awarded to a team or department at an organization. 
  • Mentorship: Awarded to a person who has mentored an individual or group from diverse backgrounds, or to a person who has mentored management on how to introduce and implement DEI principles in an impactful and actionable way to their energy/sustainability department. This may be awarded to an individual or team. 
  • Catalyst for Change: Awarded to a person who has led efforts to change the culture of an organization’s energy/sustainability operations in DEI or cultivated DEI principles within these operations. Examples include someone who has created a strategy or program, or has influenced the application of DEI to improve energy/sustainability functions such as policy changes, hiring, supplier choice, and other strategies. This is awarded to an individual. 
  • Pay it Forward: Awarded to an organization, team or individual for energy/sustainability DEI efforts impacting communities where they serve or are located. Looking outside of your organization, how have your DEI efforts impacted the larger community? For example, have you started a program or initiative that grows community-wide benefits? This may be awarded to an individual, team or organization.  
  • Partnership: Awarded to an organization for DEI strategies or programs in energy/sustainability created and implemented with external partners including utilities, non-profit organizations, associations or foundations.

Click here for more information or to submit a nomination.

Explore last year's winners for inspiration:

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