edie Sustainability Leaders Forum

8 - 9 March 2022 | London and Online | 12th Annual



global attendees


industry-leading speakers


powerful sessions



“edie is a class act and the Sustainability Leaders Forum is the most important gathering of climate leaders in the UK. The 2022 event was inspiring, engaging and action oriented. It is a must attend for anyone in the sustainability space and beyond.” 

James Bidwell, Chair, Springwise

“My first Edie Leaders Forum was a breath of fresh air, large group of Sustainability experts who understood the difficult journey ahead and were inspired to urgent action.” 

Neil Ross, Group Quality System, Sustainability Manager and DPO, Xaar

“A great event where like minded Sustainability professionals came together to collaborate. A chance to cement existing relationships and build new ones. Really looking forward to next years event.”

David Blake, Director, Climate17

“This was my first time attending the edie event and I really enjoyed it. The event was run very smoothly and the speakers were engaging and insightful. I particularly enjoyed the workshops, which I thought were a great way to collaborate among peers across different sectors on topics that affect us all.” 

Eloise Cotton, UK&I Sustainable Development Project Manager, Schneider Electric

“Once again edie sustainability leaders forum is the the go to place, I left inspired and enthused.” 

Michael McGowan, Group Sustainability Manager, Ibstock plc

“Fantastic event with well a thought through range of speakers, organisations, topics and formats. The way the days were organised and planned was brilliant, it never felt stagnant or dull, mixing up talks with panel discussions.” 

Olivia Green, Sustainability Manager, Screwfix


“Edie Leaders events are invaluable for me. I always come away completely re-energised, inspired and ready for the next challenge. The discussions with fellow sustainability leaders is always interesting, sharing the challenges we all face and finding solutions for those challenges.” 

Lucy Klinkenberg, Head of Sustainability, Paragon Customer Communications


 "It was a truly great event and great a variety of topics, including not shying away from addressing some of the harder to agree and more sensitive topics that desperately need more airtime. I would encourage all those eager to learn more about sustainability to attend edie's Sustainability Leaders Forum. It’s a great way to hear more about our collective efforts to tackle the Climate and Environmental Emergency."

Lara Young, Group Climate Change Director, Costain

"Fantastic to get back to F2F events and once again the breadth of topics covered plus networking opportunities made this a great conference that I would thoroughly recommend to anyone working in Sustainability."

Mark Broomfield, Environment & Sustainability Leader EMEA, Kimberly Clark


"I learnt a huge amount over the last two days, enriched by discussions with attendees from all sectors. It really highlighted how far we've come and where the gaps are for where we need to go."

Laura Sutcliffe, Cranfield University

"SLF22 was a whirlwind of excitement - fantastic speakers, creative workshops and amazing networking. Thank you to the team for pulling together such a thrilling event!"

Francesca Fearnley, co-founder, searchbosh.com


"It was great to be steeped in such an immersive Sustainability experience for a couple of days and connect and meet practitioners and leaders from a wider variety of sectors. There were numerous excellent and inspiring presentations, it was eye-opening to hear of such a broad range of initiatives and philosophies, and the energy/dynamism in the room was palpable."

Louise Allan, Senior Sustainability Manager, Defence Infrastructure Organisation


Relive the highlights of the Sustainability Leaders Forum 2022, across the 2 days here

20 actionable and inspiring messages from the Sustainability Leaders Forum. Read more here

SustyTalk Live: Climate activist Lily Cole on making businesses a force for good. Watch it here



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Akanksha Khatri
Head of nature action agenda
World Economic Forum

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Andreas Ahrens
Head of climate
IKEA Group

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Harriet Lamb


Natalie Campbell


María Mendulice
We Mean Business Coalition


Sir David King
Founder and chair
Centre for Climate Repair

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Bukky Bird
Group sustainability director
Barratt Developments

Emma 2021

Emma Howard Boyd
Environment Agency

08/11/2021 Tufts University- Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford, MA

Dean Rachel Kyte photographed in her office at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy on the Tufts University Medford Campus, Wednesday, August 11, 2021. Photo by Jake Belcher

Rachel Kyte


Lily Cole
climate activist

Aliza Ayaz

Aliza Ayaz
UN youth ambassador
Sustainable Development Goals


Emma Stewart
Chief sustainability officer
Netflix (Virtual)




edie's The Sustainability Leaders Awards 2023. Part of edie’s Business Leadership Month: March 2023.



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