Inspiring Individuals Ten People Making a Better World

Rebecca Irvin

Thirty-two years ago Rolex created the Awards for Enterprise to honor outstanding individual achievements in the realms of science, technology, discovery, environment, and cultural heritage.

Out of thousands of contenders, ten people are singled out for their dedicated and passionate contributions around the world. Past projects have included a system to prevent collisions between whales and ships, a plan to protect the Amazonian rain forest, and the reintroduction of rare wild horses into Mongolia. Featuring full-color images and texts by an international team of journalists and photographers, this book commemorates the unique and life-enhancing projects of the most recent award winners.


Rebecca Irvin


Rebecca Irvin is Director of the Rolex Awards program. She lives in Switzerland.