Brookline, MA — The 2020 Environmental Business Journal® (EBJ) Award was presented at a virtual Zoom ceremony which took place on February 11th. EBJ honored the Environmental Business Council of New England with a 2020 EBJ Business Achievement Award.
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EBC was recognized for COVID RESPONSE: Virtual Engagement
The Environmental Business Council of New England, Inc. has been awarded an EBJ Business Achievement award for moving from 100% in-person programming to 100% virtual programming in a matter of weeks, while maintaining quality and demonstrating the organization’s leadership in, and commitment to, the environmental and energy industries. EBC is a nonprofit organization established in 1990 by New England environmental and energy company executives who began meeting on a regular basis to exchange ideas and share experiences. From those humble beginnings EBC now develops and presents 100 programs and events each year to keep members and colleagues on the cutting edge of regulatory developments, management practices, and industry technologies. The onset of the global coronavirus pandemic presented an enormous challenge: how to provide impactful programming to the EBC membership, including incredibly important networking opportunities, in an all-virtual world. Immediately, EBC moved all programs to a virtual platform and began to formalize a webinar template that would engage the audience, provide meaningful interaction with presenters, and give all participants the opportunity to meet others virtually. Through trial runs with presenters, guidelines for the audience, and use of breakout rooms to facilitate networking, EBC achieved high production value and quality engagement in all virtual programs.
“2020 was certainly an exceptional year for our society, the economy and the environmental industry,” said Grant Ferrier, president of Environmental Business International Inc. (EBI, Inc.), and editor of Environmental Business Journal. “Unique enough that we added two major categories to the EBJ Awards: COVID Resilience that recognizes companies that adapted to work-at-home, travel, field services and other restrictions, as well as rapidly changing client needs; and COVID Response that recognizes companies that developed or accelerated new business initiatives, innovations and entire business units to support the environment, health & safety needs of their diverse client sectors.”
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