Awards, Honors & Publications

Awards, Honors & Publications

He compares his icy experiences to boardroom maneuvers and his inspirational addresses have received the acclaim of discerning audiences worldwide. His contribution to education and the environment have been recognized through his appointment as UN Goodwill Ambassador for Youth, a Visiting Professorship of the School of Environment at Leeds University and in 1994 he became Special Envoy to the Director General of UNESCO.

He was awarded the OBE in 1995. In 2003 and 2004, Robert and his company, 2041, delivered the first ever corporate Antarctic Expeditions on teamwork and leadership. Through positive participation and real missions, the unique insights and lessons he has learned, have enabled Robert Swan to educate and stimulate his audiences.

  1. Winner of the Humanitarian Innovation Lifetime Achievement Award

  2. “Antarctica 2041: My Quest to Save the Earth’s Last Wilderness” published by Broadway Books and authored by Swan and Gil Reavill

  3. Honorary Fellow at St. Chad’s College, Durham University (UK)

  4. Awarded “Freedom of the City of London”

  5. Awarded the European Union “Ambassador for the Environment”

  6. “2041: The Voyage South” published by Hayloft Publishing

  7. Smithsonian Award for the Information Technology in Education & Academia (USA)

  8. Awarded OBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

  9. Appointed Special Envoy to the Director General of UNESCO

  10. Doctorate of Letters, The Robert Gordon University (UK)

  11. Appointed United Nations Education/Science and Cultural Organization Goodwill Ambassador with Special Responsibility for Youth (UNESCO)

    Visiting Professor of the School of Environment, Leeds Metropolitan University (UK)

  12. Winner of the United Nations Global 500 award

    “Icewalk” published by Icewalk Features

  13. Appointed United Nations Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador (UNEP)

  14. Swan was awarded the Polar Medal by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

    “Destination: Antarctica” published by Scholastic, Inc.

  15. “In the Footsteps of Scott” published by Jonathon Cape and authored by Swan and Roger Mear