Best Practices in “Innovative Sustainability” Take Honours in Turkey

January 26, 2016   World

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Alternative Life Association - Dreams Academy among the prize winners.

The winners of the second “Innovative Sustainability Practices Contest” organized by the Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD) have been announced.

Sustainable development, a concept that has been gaining ground in the world as well as in Turkey, is a crucial opportunity for our country that has been aiming for a swift and planned development strategy but, up until now, failed to utilize its resources as efficiently as it could. Companies that have sincerely adopted the concept of sustainable development joined their efforts and founded the Business Council for Sustainable Development Turkey (BCSD Turkey) in 2004. BCSD Turkey is still making strides alongside its mission to contribute to the policy development in Turkey and to strengthen the competitive nature of Turkish business world through the concept and guidelines of sustainable development.

The winners of the second “Innovative Sustainability Practices Contest” organized by the Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD) have been announced.

17 companies were selected for the award finals by BCSD Innovation Task Force. The finalists were evaluated by a jury composed of representatives from public institutions, universities, the press and non-profit organizations.

The social category award under the “SME” category was given to the Alternative Life Association for its Dreams Academy Kaş Project, marking the value its art and social projects add to the lives of disabled people as well as the new jobs created by its other projects. The awards were presented to the winners in a ceremony organized with the sponsorship of Borusan, Brisa, Coca-Cola and Vodafone.

Representatives from the world of business, universities, non-profit organizations and the press participated in the ceremony held at Salt Galata in Istanbul. Futurist Ufuk Tarhan’s visionary talk during the ceremony attracted intense attention of the guests.


Dreams Academy (Alternative Life Association - Dreams Academy Kaş Project,) is an Associate member of ENAT.