The Mark Challenge team is glad to announce a partnership with Parley for the oceans.
Parley is the space where creators, thinkers, and leaders come together to raise awareness for the beauty and fragility of our oceans and collaborate on projects that can end their destruction.
Parley for the Oceans will award the best sustainable project of this edition.
Cyrill Gutsch is an award-winning designer and brand/product developer.
In 1998 he created a Cross Intelligence method, which brings a culture of collaboration to major organizations.
In 2012 he decided to focus on a new client vital to us all: the oceans. He founded Parley for the Oceans as a collaboration network for creators, thinkers, and leaders to raise awareness for the oceans’ beauty and fragility and develop and implement strategies that can end their destruction.
Parley and their partners won the Grand Prix for Product Design at Cannes Lions, two D&AD Pencils, and an ADCN Grand Prix in 2014.
Gutsch was named 2017 Environmentalist of the Year by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association for his tireless work for the oceans. In 2018, Parley was named Environmental Organisation of the Year at EARTHx, and Gutsch was honored with a Special Recognition Award for Innovation by the British Fashion Council.
In 2019, Gutsch was inducted into the UBS Global Visionary community – a select group of leading entrepreneurs and individuals working towards one or more of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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