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Join us at the live ceremony on 30 March 2022!

Climate action. Reunited.

Celebrating the incredible people, projects and partnerships that are transforming business, for good. After a tough and extraordinary year, the Sustainability Leaders Awards are back, bigger and better than ever – showcasing the very best of climate action, perseverance and innovation.

Now in its 15th year, the world’s largest sustainable business awards scheme champions bold and brilliant climate leadership. From the best net-zero carbon programmes through to cutting-edge product innovations; from creative stakeholder engagement and social sustainability initiatives to the heroes on the ground who are driving positive change.

The Sustainability Leaders Awards are hosted during edie’s flagship week of sustainability leadership, offering a unique opportunity to have your achievements recognised and admired by thousands of businesses and climate experts. Winning an edie Award empowers teams, inspires stakeholders and accelerates sustainable business growth.

Connect your business with the aims of COP26

With the UK set to host the crucial COP26 climate summit this November, there is no better time to be flying the flag for sustainable business and celebrating positive climate action across all industries.

Winning an edie award is the ultimate way of connecting your business with the aims of COP26. From the Net-Zero Carbon Strategy of the Year through to the Nature and Biodiversity Project of the Year – our award categories are perfectly aligned with the key themes of the UN talks, offering a unique opportunity to show the world what great sustainability leadership looks like in practice.

Open to all, large and small

The awards are open to all businesses and organisations across the public and private sectors and of all sizes from the largest multi-nationals to the smallest micro-organisations. As long as the initiative, project, product or strategy shows commitment, credibility and concrete results, we want to hear about it.

What makes a winner?

By embedding sustainability in their operations, business models and products, our winners are in the vanguard of sustainability and are driving demonstrable results through innovation, engagement and a commitment to doing business better.

RSA accreditation

The Sustainability Leaders Awards are included in the highly regarded RSA accreditation scheme - one of only a handful of environmental schemes to be chosen for this honour. This means that award winners have the opportunity to gain further accolades on the international stage, as they are automatically given access to the European Business Awards for the Environment.

About edie

edie is an industry-leading, purpose-driven business media brand that empowers sustainability, energy and environmental professionals of all levels to make business more sustainable through award-winning content and events.

edie's website is a trusted and integral part of the workflow of more than 100,000 sustainability, energy and environmental professionals. The website delivers daily news and commentary, exclusive interviews and research, industry reports and business guides, videos, webinars and podcasts. This content is made available for free through daily and weekly newsletters, and is supported by a unique content distribution hub for product and services suppliers.

The multi-award-winning Sustainability Leaders Forum is edie’s biggest business event of the year, uniting 600+ corporate leaders, sustainability experts, government representatives, investors and NGOs for two days of thought-provoking talks and interactive workshops – all with a laser-like focus on transforming business, for good.


Net-Zero Leaders Club

The Net-Zero Leaders Club connects, informs and inspires business energy and carbon professionals to accelerate the net-zero transition through an annual programme of informative industry events, exclusive policy and technology insights, and unrivalled collaborative opportunities.


Sustainability Leaders Club

The Sustainability Leaders Club connects, informs and inspires sustainable business changemakers to turn ideas into action through an annual programme of cross-sector events, bespoke insights and unrivalled collaborative opportunities.

More than just a list, the edie 30 Under 30 club will provide these rising sustainability stars with an unrivalled opportunity to connect with one another, share ideas, gain valuable recognition and develop their careers throughout the year.

Click here to download our Sustainability Policy