Public Eye Awards 2011

Public Eye Awards 2011 – WAS SIND DIE PUBLIC EYE AWARDS?

Die Public Eye Awards (vormals Public Eye on Davos) setzen einen kritischen Kontrapunkt zum Jahrestreffen des World Economic Forums (WEF) in Davos. Organisiert seit dem Jahr 2000 durch die Erklärung von Bern und Pro Natura (seit 2009 anstelle mit Greenpeace) zeigen die Public Eye Awards den Akteuren der Weltwirtschaft, dass Menschen und Umwelt verachtende Geschäftspraktiken Konsequenzen haben – primär für die davon Betroffenen, aber auch für das Firmenimage.


About Public Eye Awards 2011 (ENGLISH)

The Public Eye Awards mark a critical counterpoint to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. Organized since 2000 by Berne Declaration and Friends of the Earth (in 2009 replaced by Greenpeace), Public Eye reminds the corporate world that social and environmental misdeeds have consequences – for the affected people and territory, but also for the reputation of the offender.

Whether exploitative working conditions, environmental sins, intentional disinformation, or other disregards of corporate social responsibility: At the forefront of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in late January, the most evil offenses appear on the shortlist of the Public Eye Awards 2011. And those firms placed in the pillory will feel the heat: Our renowned naming&shaming awards shine an international spotlight on corporate scandals and thereby help focused NGO campaigns succeed. This year’s categories are the GLOBAL award (chosen by an internal panel of experts) and the PEOPLE’S award (chosen by YOU and thousands of other online activists).

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Be human, act human, live to your principles. Because – and even though – others are human like yourself.

– Marcus Pietrzak (inspired by a quotation from mother Teresa)