For years the "European Organisation for Sustainable Development" honours on behalf of the City of Karlsruhe with a certificate. For the first time in 2013 an award should pay more attention to "Sustainability".

The name of the Award "The Karlsruhe SUSTAINABLE FINANCE AWARD" demands sustainable Design and sustainable manufacturing.

At first glance the Award looks like a closed book with an embedded magnifying glass. The category is printed by silk screen on rough split surface of the slate. There is a human at one side and a tree at the other side of the magnifier sandblasted. It shows our ongoing effort of searching for unity between humanity and environment. Another slate fixes the magnifier. Material and different involved trades are from the region. "Flawful" wood (usually rubbish) shows indiviuality and beauty of imperfection in our perfect plastic world.