Joanna Cochrane
Joanna Cochrane, VP Shell Social Performance

Sustainability is at the heart of our business, that means providing energy in a responsible manner, respecting people, their safety, and the environment. As part of this commitment we also want to champion sustainability around the world. One way we do this is by rewarding entrepreneurs whose businesses work towards the circular economy.

This year, we have partnered together with Shell Global Commercial to deliver Top Ten Innovators (TTI) 2019, a global competition to find innovative solutions amongst our Shell LiveWIRE alumni that promote the Circular Economy. We searched around the globe for entrepreneurs that help us move away from the linear economy model – taking, using, and disposing of products – and towards an economy that designs waste out of the system.

We were thrilled to have received nearly 100 applications from around the world and were inspired by the groundbreaking, innovative way our LiveWIRE entrepreneurs are approaching the circular economy. After a rigorous judging process and a public vote that drew in more than 18 thousand votes from 144 countries, I’m pleased to announce we’ve chosen our 2019 Top Ten Innovators. Please read on to learn more about these incredible businesses.

Congratulations, entrepreneurs!

Joanna Cochrane, VP Shell Social Performance

Impact of Top Ten Innovators Run successfully in 2015, 2017 and 2018

Impact of Top Ten Innovators

Run successfully in 2015, 2017 and 2018 the Top Ten Innovators competition has created the following impact:
  • 30 winners since 2015
  • 25M people reached via 2018 media coverage
  • 5 Top Ten Innovators 2018 winners exploring supply opportunities with Shell businesses
  • 9.7/10 overall rating from 2018 participants
  • 65% of the Top Ten Innovators received follow-up funding
  • 40% of the Top Ten Innovators expanded their business abroad



Awards in 2019

Meet our 2019 Top Ten Innovators

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