Terms & Conditions

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nominees must hold the position of Chief Sustainability Officer or an equivalent role in their respective organisations. They must be the highest sustainability representative in a leadership role.
  • Only 1 CSO/equivalent role per group or affiliated companies
  • Company headquarters must be based within EU countries or the U.K.
  • Over 6 months in the current position to be eligible for further nomination stage

    (head over to Criteria to learn more about the eligibility process)

Nomination Process:

A nomination committee composed of 12 Futur/io Institute faculty members and partners elected the 20 nominees, out of the TOP100 European CSOs nominated by the Futur/io Institute, based on publicly available data.

Judging Panel:

  • The judging panel will consist of 7 experts in sustainability, business leaders, and representatives from relevant industries.
  • Judges will evaluate nominees based on their leadership, innovation, and measurable impact on sustainability initiatives within their current corporations. 



  • All information provided in the nomination process will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.
  • The judges and organising committee will not disclose any confidential details without explicit consent from the nominees.

Verification of Information:

The organising committee reserves the right to verify the accuracy of information provided in the nominations.

Award Categories:

There will be three Award Winners, selected by the Jury and an additional Peer Award to be voted live during the CSO Awards /24 Gala Night.

Ceremony Attendance:

  • Nominees are strongly encouraged to attend the awards ceremony during the World Economic Forum in Davos.
  • Winners who are unable to attend must designate a representative to accept the award on their behalf.

Promotional Rights:

  • The organisers reserve the right to use the names, logos, and images of the winning companies and individuals for promotional and marketing purposes.
  • Winners are encouraged to promote their achievements through their own channels.

Media and Publicity:
The event organisers may issue press releases and use social media platforms to announce winners and share event highlights. 

The CSO Awards /24 Gala Night

Event Details:

  • The CSO Awards Ceremony is scheduled to take place in Davos during the opening night of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2024, Monday, January 15.
  • The Gala Night will be held at the Berghotel Schatzalp,
    ( Promenade 63 Talstation Schatzalp Bahn 7270 Davos, Schatzalp, Switzerland )

Participant agreements, terms & conditions:

  1. By participating, nominees and winners agree to allow the use of their names, photos, and information for promotional and media purposes related to the CSO Awards Ceremony.
  2. The event organizers may issue press releases and use social media platforms to announce winners and share event highlights.
  3. All participants at the event agree to have photos and videos taken, and allow their usage after the event for promotional ends.

Invitation and Attendance:

  • Invitations to the CSO Awards Ceremony will be extended to nominees, Top 100 European CSOs, sponsors, and selected guests. An exclusive invitation is mandatory, as well as a complete registration online.
  •  Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements and expenses, unless otherwise agreed and communicated with Futur/io.

Award Presentation:

  • Winners will be announced and awarded during the CSO Awards Ceremony in Davos, at the Berghotel Schatzalp,
    ( Promenade 63 Talstation Schatzalp Bahn 7270 Davos, Schatzalp, Switzerland )
  • Winners must be present at the ceremony to accept the award, unless exceptional circumstances prevent attendance.


Alteration of Terms:

  • The organising committee reserves the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Chief Sustainability Officer Awards and its terms and conditions at any time. In such cases, all participants will be duly informed.
  • For Further information visit the F.A.Q. on our website: www.csoawards.eu or get in touch with Luciana Prestes (luciana@futur.io)