MSSRF among Alcan Prize shortlisted candidates

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Chennai, Sep 26 (UNI) The city-based M S Swaminathan Research Foundation has been shortlisted for the US dollar one million Alcan Prize for Sustainability for 2007.

Alcan and International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) today announced the list of shortlisted candidates.

Ten organisations were selected from a field of over 155 entries from 53 countries, a release here said, adding that the shortlist would now be evaluated by an international adjudication panel of distinguished sustainability experts.

Two other organisations from India which have made it to this list were Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat and Utthan Centre for Sustainable Development and Poverty Alleviation.

''On behalf of Alcan, I would like to congratulate each of the 2007 shortlisted organisations. This is one of the most geographically diverse shortlists since the creation of the Alcan Prize for Sustainability in 2004,'' Mr Dick Evans, President and CEO of Alcan Inc, said.

Alcan instituted the Prize to recognise outstanding contributions to the goal of economic, environmental and social sustainability by not-for-profit, non-governmental and civil society organisations around the world.

To ensure credibility and objectivity, Alcan engaged IBLF to manage the Alcan Prize for Sustainability, it said.

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