The Nature Conservancy was named the 2019 Sustainability Prize recipient by LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilisation (the LUI Prize) at a press conference held on Monday 19 August in Hong Kong. The LUI Prize commended TNC’s extensive global achievements in tackling conservation challenges through cutting-edge science and partnerships, highlighting our work across Asia Pacific and in Hong Kong.
Ms. Sally Jewell, Chief Executive Officer of The Nature Conservancy, said, “My colleagues and I are deeply honoured to be a recipient of the LUI Che Woo Prize for Sustainability. Creating a world where people and nature thrive is an enormous challenge, and The Nature Conservancy is grateful for this vote of confidence in our work. Receiving this Prize will add crucial momentum to our efforts to achieve our mission – preserving the lands and waters on which all life depends.”
The LUI Prize recognizes three laureates each year. The 2019 Welfare Betterment Prize was awarded to Dr. Jennifer A. Doudna, An American biochemist who is the co-inventor of CRISPR-Cas9 – a revolutionary genome-editing technology. The 2019 Positive Energy Prize was awarded to Ms. Fan Jinshi for her dedication to studying and preserving the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, China, which are a significant cultural site housing one of the world’s most important collections of Buddhist culture. For more information on the LUI Prize and laureates, please visit luiprize.org.
The laureates will be celebrated and receive their awards at the official Prize ceremony on 3 October 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention Centre. Following the ceremony, the LUI Prize is also organising a public lecture with the laureates on 4 October. TNC’s session will feature a conversation with Sally Jewell.