So tell us, what is happening with GCA?
As impatient change makers, we are curious to explore new ways of using innovation as a driver for change. The Global Change Award is our main lever for innovation and has supported so many brilliant innovators with bold ideas throughout the years, of which many have been piloted and adopted by the industry.
It makes me really proud. Since GCA was launched in 2015, we have gathered a lot of learnings from both our successes and failures. And we are constantly evaluating how we can create even better impact for both the planet and people. So now we’re working on how we can take GCA to the next level.
But why now?
Well, GCA has evolved through the years. From being “a green prize for fashion”, as media dubbed it the first year when circularity was the focus – which was quite an unknown term in 2015 – to the wider planet positive scope that we have today. Every year we’ve made a few tweaks here and there, but change is not happening fast enough, and we believe we can help to find and accelerate the solutions the industry needs to create a bigger impact. I also believe that as a philanthropic foundation, we have an even bigger role to play as we can contribute with funding, support and absorb risk that most private and public actors can’t. So, the decision to take GCA to the next level was pretty simple. And this is what we are working on right now.
So what does this mean, when can I apply?
It means keep an eye out for this space, because a lot of exciting new opportunities will emerge during 2024!