Agnes Altmets

Senior sustainability manager - TLT LLP

Agnes Altmets is a sustainability expert, social scientist and a visionary leader. She is a senior sustainability manager at UK law firm TLT, overseeing the firm's ambitious sustainability strategy, including net zero plans. Agnes is a sociologist with a focus read more

Akanksha Khatri

Head of nature and biodiversity - World Economic Forum

Akanksha Khatri is Head of Nature and Biodiversity at the World Economic Forum. In this role she led the creation of the New Nature Economy Report series that set forth a pathway for businesses to play an active role in read more

Alex Vaughan BSc (Hons), FRICS, Dip, IoD, FIoD

Chief Executive Officer - Costain Group PLC

Alex Vaughan was appointed CEO in May 2019. Prior to this he was managing director of the Natural Resources division with responsibility for Costain’s services to water, oil and gas and power clients as well as the development of client read more

Aliza Ayaz

UN youth ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals

Aliza Ayaz is the world's youngest United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. Ayaz is completing a Masters in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at University College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is the Founder and Chair of UCL's Climate Action society.

Amy Bourbeau

Cofounder and chief impact officer - Seismic

Amy is the Cofounder and Chief Impact Officer at Seismic, a sustainability advisory that helps businesses to change society and fix our planet by being a force for good. Amy specialises in B Corp and how its framework can help read more

Ana Musat

Head of Policy - Aldersgate Group

Ana is the Head of Policy at Aldersgate Group, where she works with the cross-industry business and NGO membership to shape the Group’s policy outputs in the climate and environmental space. The main focus of her work is on industrial read more

Andreas Ahrens (Norway)

Head of climate - Inter IKEA Group

Andreas Ahrens, MSc in Engineering, leads the climate agenda for Inter IKEA Group (the IKEA franchisor) and the full IKEA value-chain – from raw material extraction to product end-of-life. He is the main spokesperson for climate – internally and externally read more

Andrew Almack

Founder and CEO - Plastics For Change

Andrew is the Founder / CEO of Plastics For Change, Andrew is passionate about optimizing plastic waste as a resource for reducing poverty. Plastics For Change has developed an ethical sourcing platform that connects informal waste workers to global markets. read more

Anita Longley FRSA, FICRS

Chair - Institute of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (ICRS)

Anita is a board level sustainability professional with over twenty five years experience in the private and public sectors. A passionate advocate for collaboration and transparency she has delivered impactful sustainability strategies and community partnerships. Anita is the former Chair read more

Becca Massey-Chase

Co-deputy head of the Environmental Justice Commission - IPPR

Becca is Co-Deputy Head of the Environmental Justice Commission at IPPR. She leads the commission’s deliberative democracy programme and research on a just transition for travel. Becca joined IPPR from Sustrans, where she held the position of head of strategy read more

Bukky Bird

Group sustainability director - Barratt Developments

Bukky joined Barratt Developments plc as Group Sustainability Director in January 2020, responsible for the overall sustainability strategy and for driving the next stage of business transformation for Barratt’s sustainability priorities. A key focus for her is to ensure Barratt read more

Carly Bilsbrough

Head of CSR - The Very Group

Charlotte Harrington

Co-CEO - Belu Water

Charlotte Harrington is Co-CEO of leading drinks company Belu Water, striving to change the way the world sees water.  She joined in 2015 as COO, fulfilling her ambition to lead a business with purpose.  She is also Non Exec Director read more

Charmian Love

Co-founder and activist in residence - B Lab UK

Charmian believes in the power of business as a force for good. She is Co-Founder and Activist in Residence at B Lab UK and Co-Chairs B Lab’s Global Climate Taskforce. She is also Social Entrepreneur in Residence at the Skoll read more

Chess Fearnley

Co-founder - BOSH

Chess is the co-founder of searchbosh.com, a sharing economy and tech-for-good start up, part of the youth-led intergenerational network Arctic Angels advocating for the protection of our global commons, founder and host of the Apple new-and-noteworthy podcast The Common Ground Podcast, sea turtle read more

Chris Leeds

Head, Carbon markets development - Standard Chartered Bank

Chris joined Standard Chartered in 2011 and is responsible for the development of Carbon Markets strategy and product development for the Bank. The role requires close cooperation across the business and externally to source carbon market transactions and participate in read more

Claudine Blamey

Head of sustainability and digital strategy - Argent Services LLP

Currently Claudine is Head of Sustainability and Digital Strategy at Argent LLP. Claudine delivered the net zero carbon flights strategy at easyJet. Prior to this she set up the Group sustainability function at Sainsbury’s covering sustainable sourcing, operational waste and read more

Crista Buznea

Head of marketing - Ecologi

Crista Buznea is Ecologi’s Head of Marketing. She has spent her career working in the marketing, tourism and sustainability industries for some of the world’s best brands including TUI, Heathrow and Rainforest Alliance.Crista has previously created award-winning content that positioned read more

Damien Field

Co-founder - Say Do

Say Do is a business change practice pioneering a ground-breaking new approach that helps business leaders drive profit by creating synergy between commercial performance and sustainability. Using an unrivalled combination of customer insight, business change management and sustainability expertise, we read more

Dan Neale

Lead - social transformation - World Benchmarking Alliance

Dan leads the social transformation within the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA), responsible for establishing the framework to assess the 2,000 keystone companies on what they are doing to ‘leave no one behind’. Previously, Dan led the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark read more

Dare Ilori

Group head of sustainability - Merlin Entertainments Ltd

David Riley

Head of carbon neutrality - Anglian Water

David Riley is the Head of Carbon Neutrality within Anglian Water responsible for developing and implementing energy and carbon strategies for one of the largest water companies in the UK and also chair of the Water UK Carbon Working Group read more

David Saddington

Head of the COP26 Nature Campaign - BEIS

Dr Darren Moorcroft

Chief Executive - Woodland Trust

In 2017, Darren joined the Woodland Trust as its Director of Estates & Woodland Outreach before becoming its Chief Executive in September 2019. Prior to this, Darren gained his PhD from Oxford University before joining the RSPB, where he held read more

Dr Douglas Parr

Chief scientist and policy director - Greenpeace UK

Dr Douglas Parr is Chief Scientist and Policy Director at Greenpeace UK. He has specialised in climate change policy across power, heat and transport sectors for many years, and also monitoring issues such as bioenergy, agriculture and land use. He has previously read more

Dr Mike Morecroft

Principal Specialist, Climate Change - Natural England

Mike Morecroft is a Principal Specialist in climate change at Natural England. His specialisms include climate change adaptation and mitigation and applying this scientific knowledge to policy and practice. Mike is also a Coordinating Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel read more

Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas

CEO - Green Finance Institute

Rhian spent 20 years in investment and corporate banking and was awarded an OBE in 2019 for services to green banking. She is an Emeritus Member of the TCFD, currently co-chair of the Informal Working Group for the Taskforce on read more

Dr Sally Uren OBE

CEO - Forum for the future

Sally is Chief Executive at Forum for the Future with overall responsibility for delivering Forum’s mission to accelerate a big shift towards a sustainable future by catalysing transformational change in global systems. This involves working with leading global organisations, including read more

Dulma Clark

Head of Livebarefoot Fund - Vivobarefoot

Dulma Clark is a former human rights lawyer who now heads up the Livebarefoot Fund – an impact fund setup by minimalist running shoe company Vivobarefoot. The Livebarefoot Fund allows for the incubation and deployment of programmes driving research, innovation read more

Eileen Donnelly

Director - Ripple & Co

Elsa Palanza

Global head of sustainability & ESG - Barclays

Elsa Palanza is a Managing Director and the Global Head of Sustainability & ESG for Barclays. In this role, Elsa leads the strategic direction and execution of the bank’s policies and practices across a broad range of sustainability and ESG read more

Emma Howard Boyd

Chair - Environment Agency

Emma Howard Boyd is Chair of the Environment Agency, an Ex officio board member of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and interim Chair of the Green Finance Institute. She is also an Adviser to the Board of read more

Emma Stewart 

Chief sustainability officer - Netflix (Virtual)

Emma Stewart, Ph.D., is the Netflix Sustainability Officer. She previously led World Resources Institute’s global work on urban efficiency, climate, and finance. She is a Board member for Ecomedes and served on the Board of the U.S. Green Building Council. read more

Evelyne Saelens

Senior Sustainability Consultant - UL

Evelyne holds a Master of Science in business engineering and supply chain management and a Master of Science in urban planning: environment and sustainable development. She heads the UL 360 Advisory Services team and helps customers navigate their ESG and read more

Faye Bennett-Hart

Chief sustainability officer - Rio ESG

Faye is the Chief sustainability officer at Rio ESG, she has over 15 years of sustainability experience in environmental frameworks and corporate sustainability reporting. At Rio ESG she manages sustainability consultancy projects with large public and private sector clients. In read more

Fiona Morgan

Global director of purpose & impact - SailGP

Fiona joined the global purpose-driven sports entertainment league SailGP last year with a mission to help make sustainability and inclusivity essential to the fabric of sport. Fiona is the mastermind of the SailGP Impact League - a world-first in sport which sees athletes race read more

Gaëlle Le Gélard

Design Manager, Food - Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Gaëlle has been leading Service Design and innovation projects for global design firms for the past 10 years. Her work at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation is focused on circular design for food, applying circular economy principles to the design of read more

Gemma Adams

Visiting Fellow - Cranfield School of Management

Gemma is a freelance design strategist and systems change specialist with seventeen years’ experience working with organisations on sustainability.  Partnering across business, civil society and academia, Gemma enables in-house teams to innovate with clarity, courage and purpose in response to read more

George Ames

Director of Client Services - Forster Communications

George is an award-winning strategist working with senior leaders and brand managers to translate their sustainability targets and audience realities into powerful communications. A committed change maker and strategic thinker he has a background in campaigning and thought leadership for read more

George Richards

Director - JRP Solutions

George has over 35 years’ experience of working with industrial and commercial clients across a range of sectors throughout the UK and Ireland delivering sustainable solutions that improve business performance and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  He is a passionate believer read more

Graham Lloyd

Director of strategy, performance & sustainability - Nationwide Building Society

Graham Lloyd is Director of Strategy, Performance & Sustainability at Nationwide Building Society. Nationwide was founded to help people save and buy homes of their own. Graham leads the team which drives the organisation’s social purpose – to build society, read more

Harriet Lamb

CEO - Ashden

Harriet joined Ashden as CEO in May 2019, taking responsibility for developing and implementing the organisation’s ambitious new strategy to tackle climate change. Harriet was CEO at peacebuilding organisation International Alert and spent 15 years leading Fairtrade in the UK read more

Helen Wiggs

Head of climate - Shareaction

Helen joined ShareAction in 2018 following a 15-year career in equity broking at Morgan Stanley and previously, BNP Paribas. After an initial role in Investor Engagement, she was appointed Head of Corporate Climate in 2020 and runs the Investor Decarbonisation read more

Henry Majed

Co-Founder - MyMynd; Visiting Fellow – Said Business School, University of Oxford

Ian Riley

CEO - WCA

Ian joined the WCA in 2019, contributing to WCA’s key mission of sustainability, innovation and internationalization and facing the challenges of creating a sustainable cement industry. Ian has a wealth of international experience, having worked across the cement industry in read more

Ingrid Holmes

Executive director - Green Finance Institute

Ingrid has over 15 years of experience working on environmental policy and sustainable finance. She was a Member of the European Commission’s High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance and ran the Secretariat for the Green Finance Taskforce, which led read more

Iona Neilson

Senior Sustainability Manager - Formula E

Iona Neilson is the Senior Sustainability Manager at Formula E, the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series. Neilson studied Geography at the University of Plymouth with a Certificate of Industrial Placement, recognising her year in the industry with McDonald’s UK read more

James Bidwell

Chair - Springwise

James is the owner and Chair of Springwise, the world’s largest source of global innovations and edie’s official innovation partner. Committed to positive change, Springwise is essential reading for CEOs, innovators, investors, educators and corporates from all sectors. Springwise is read more

James Skidmore

Head of consulting - Valpak

James is currently the Head of Consulting having started his career in Valpak in 2001 working on assessment of the recycling infrastructure in the UK. Subsequently he worked within the policy, business development and consulting teams and as the manager read more

Jeanette Wong

Finance Director - Abel & Cole

Jeanette has 17 years of experience working in a number of commercial and operational finance roles across retail, ecommerce, FMCG and consumer tech. She began her career at Ernst & Young where she qualified as a chartered accountant before moving read more

Jennifer Motles

Chief Sustainability Officer - Philip Morris International

Jennifer is an International and Human Rights lawyer and Chief Sustainability Officer for Philip Morris International (PMI). Ms. Motles joined the company in 2015 and helped craft PMI’s sustainability strategy, ensuring it was intrinsically linked to the adoption of the company’s vision of delivering a smoke-free read more

Jeremy Gilley

Founder - Peace One Day

After a successful career acting in film and television, Jeremy began making films in 1995 and in 1999 founded the non-profit organisation Peace One Day to document his efforts to establish the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and read more

Jeremy Mathieu

Senior sustainability manager - Social Purpose ITV

After a 10 year career as a TV Producer, Jeremy joined the BBC as a Sustainability Advisor in 2014. Among many projects, he notably trained over 2000 editorial staff on climate change awareness, from journalists and editors, to commissioning editors read more

Jess Ainley

Head of sustainability - Fever Tree

Jo Gilroy

Group head of sustainability & environment - Kier

Jo Gilroy is a Sustainability Professional specialised in working in the corporate sector. She is passionate about the potential for business to ‘do well by doing good’. In her former role as Head of Sustainability for the Bunzl Group, she read more

Jo Mourant

Senior sustainability partner - Asos

Jo-Anne Chidley

Founder - Beauty Kitchen

Jo Chidley is a chemist and the Co Founder of Beauty Kitchen, a B Corp certified business on a mission to create the most effective, natural and sustainable beauty products in the world. Widely regarded as one of the pioneers read more

Joe Franses

VP, sustainability - Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

Joe Franses is Vice-President, Sustainability at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP), one of the leading consumer goods companies in the world. CCEP is in the privileged position of making, moving and selling some the world’s most loved brands – helping 1.75 read more

John Elkington

Founder - Volans

John Redmayne

Managing director - ERP UK

John leads ERP UK - Landbell Group’s business in the UK - supporting companies with circular economy services including; product data, product take-back, recycling and EPR compliance. John joined the environmental industry in 1985 and has been working in waste read more

Jon Phillips

Deputy CEO - Global Infrastructure Investor Association

Jon Phillips

Deputy CEO - Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA)

Jon joined Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA) as Corporate Affairs Director in September 2016 with a brief to develop and implement its advocacy and engagement programme and to help build its membership base. He also co-chairs GIIA’s ESG working group. read more

Jonathan Ayton

Senior sustainable development manager - Willmott Dixon

Jono leads on several exciting projects within Willmott Dixon's 2030 sustainability strategy, Now or Never. In 2021, he led Willmott Dixon to achieve Level 3 of The Carbon Trust’s Supply Chain Standard identifying carbon and cost savings of up to read more

Josie Murdoch

Senior policy officer - Aldersgate Group

Josie Murdoch is Senior Policy Officer at the Aldersgate Group, where she works with the cross-industry business and NGO membership to shape the Group’s policy outputs in the climate and environmental space. She joined the Group in October 2020. The read more

Julia Barrett

Chief sustainability officer - Willmott Dixon

As the chief sustainability officer of the in-house sustainability team, Julia leads on realising Rick Willmott’s belief that Willmott Dixon has a 'purpose beyond profit'. Julia represents the sector on various industry and sustainability Groups. Under her leadership Willmott Dixon read more

Julia Giannini

Group head of environment and climate action - Bupa

Julia Giannini is a corporate sustainability specialist, specialising in sustainable business transformation to drive long term business value, brand differentiation and real world climate action. As Group Head of Environment and Climate Action at Bupa, Julia has overseen the development of read more

Karina O’Gorman

European head of force for good - innocent drinks

Kate Levine

independent strategic communications and corporate activism consultant

Kate Levine is an independent strategic communications and corporate activism consultant.  She works with organisations of all shapes and sizes that seek to drive positive change.  Since August 2020, she has worked for a range of corporates, campaigning organisations and NGOs, including read more

Kate Willoughby

Head of CR EMEAA & global community impact - IHG Hotels and Resorts

  Kate recently joined IHG Hotels & Resorts as Head of CR EMEAA & Global Community Impact where she helps drive IHGs ambitious Journey to Tomorrow responsible business plans. She is responsible for embedding sustainability across Europe, Middle East & read more

Katharine Teague

Head of advocacy - AB Sugar

Katy King

Deputy Director, sustainable futures - Nesta

Katy is Deputy Director on Nesta's mission to create A Sustainable Future, which focuses on decarbonisation and economic recovery. Her team focuses on setting up innovation projects and partnerships that reduce carbon emissions from homes, which is a key part read more

Kim Wilson

Sustainability director - Mclaren

Kresse Wesling

Founder - Elvis & Kresse

Kresse Wesling, CBE, is a multi-award winning environmental entrepreneur. After first meeting the London Fire Brigade in 2005, Kresse launched Elvis & Kresse, which rescues and transforms decommissioned fire hose into innovative lifestyle products and returns 50% of profits to read more

Lara Young

Group climate change director - Costain

Lara Young, Group Climate Change Director for Costain was named Energy and Carbon Manager of the Year at the 2021 edie sustainability leaders award and is a Highway UK 2020 Associate Laureate. Lara is the instigator and driving force behind read more

Laura McGonigal

Head of sustainability - Aesop

Laura D’Arcy

Head of Trillion Trees - WWF

Responsible for leading Trillion Trees for WWF since 2022, Laura sits within the Nature Based Solutions Partnership team in WWF UK. She has over 20 years' experience working in forests and wildlife conservation, with particular expertise in tropical forest protection, read more

Lily Cole

Lily’s book and accompanying podcast, Who Cares Wins, was born of her work in sustainable fashion, business, activism. They explores the myriad of environmental solutions from tech-utopia to indigenous wisdom. Lily has directed multiple short films on these topics including the refugee read more

Lisa Bolin

Climate lead - Polestar

Lisa is the Climate Lead for Polestar, the Swedish electric performance car brand. In her role, Lisa is supporting the brand in setting action plans towards climate-neutrality and finding solutions for renewable energy throughout the supply chain.

Louisa Casson

Senior political strategist - Greenpeace UK

Luke Nicholls

Content director - edie

Luke is edie’s Content Director, responsible for overseeing our award-winning editorial team and helping to shape the content across all edie events, awards, leadership clubs and 30 Under 30 community.

Lysander Bickham

Founder and CEO - Leo's Box

Lysander set up Leo's Box at 16 during the summer after his GCSEs. Having learnt about the Sustainable Deveolpment Goals, he believed that business could play a role in making sustainable changes more available for all. This drove him to read more

Madeleine Gabriel

Sustainable future mission director - Nesta

Madeleine leads Nesta’s mission to create A Sustainable Future, which focuses on decarbonisation and economic recovery.Her team is setting up innovation projects and partnerships exploring how to reduce carbon emissions from homes and, in the wake of COVID-19, how to read more

Magali Anderson

Chief sustainability and innovation officer - Holcim

Magali Anderson, Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer of Holcim, is responsible for putting sustainability at the core of Holcim’s innovation pipeline but also of the company strategy and decision making. Magali joined Holcim in 2016 as Group Head of Health read more

Mardi McBrien

Managing director - IFRS Foundation

Mardi McBrien joined the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) as Managing Director in 2011 following a career spanning leadership roles in environmental campaigning, public-private partnership management, and public policy. Mardi is a member of the IFRS Foundations Technical Readiness Working read more

María Mendulice

CEO - We Mean Business Coalition

María Mendiluce is the CEO of the We Mean Business Coalition and has 25 years of experience in sustainable development, energy and climate action. The Coalition brings together seven leading international organizations: BSR, The B Team, CDP, Ceres, CLG Europe, read more

Maria Pontes

Director of programmes and partnerships - Earthwatch

Mark Cuddigan

CEO - Ellas Kithen

Mark joined Ella’s Kitchen in August 2011, drawn to a company whose founding mission is to improve children’s lives through developing healthy relationships with food. This purpose permeated throughout the business and continues to be a guiding principle today.  Mark read more

Marleen Oberheide

Privacy solutions engineer - OneTrust

Marleen Oberheide serves as a Privacy Solutions Engineer at OneTrust – the #1 most widely used privacy, security and trust technology platform. In her role, Marleen advises companies large and small on EU GDPR, California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Brazil LGPD, and hundreds read more

Martha Silcott

Inventor and founder - FabLittleBag

Martha started out as an IFA and built a successful portfolio of clients before moving into the world of financial services data; working at Experian, developing a new service, the Unclaimed Assets Register (reuniting people with their lost money held read more

Mary Child

Sustainability lead - Nespresso

Currently Sustainability Lead at Nespresso UK & ROI, Mary Child oversees the company’s sustainability initiatives – from developing and implementing Nespresso’s roadmap towards carbon neutrality by the end of 2022 in the UK and Republic of Ireland, to leading the read more

Matt Gorman

Head of sustainability - Heathrow

Matthew is Carbon Strategy Director for Heathrow in the newly formed Carbon, Communications and Communities department. He has been Sustainability & Environment Director at the airport for the last decade, leading the team that developed “Heathrow 2.0”, the airport’s  leadership read more

Matthew Vickers

CEO and chief ombudsman - Ombudsman Services

Matthew Vickers is Chief Executive and Chief Ombudsman of Ombudsman Services (OS), the UK’s energy and telecommunications ombudsman. OS provides independent dispute resolution which is open to consumers and microbusinesses in these key regulated sectors. OS works closely with government, read more

Mattie Yeta

Head of sustainability - Defra IT, UK Government

Mattie Yeta is the Head of Sustainability for Defra IT and a PhD researcher specialising in corporate sustainability and green economics and national recovery. She chairs the Defra e-Sustainability Alliance, a network of 300 private sector organisations working with the read more

Michael McGowan

Group sustainability manager - Ibstock

Michael McGowan MSc in Sustainability & Environmental Management from Stoke-on-Trent University.  45 years- experience in the manufacturing industry, experienced at group and program management, including direction of national-level operations. As Group Sustainability Manager for Ibstock plc we are currently driving read more

Mike Touernier

Carbon reduction expert - Achilles

Mike has an impressive domestic and international experience in Environmental Services and Carbon Management. He has been the Executive Director of the Carbon Market Institute, the Australian Peak Industry Body for Carbon Professionals, and has worked as General Manager Global read more

Natalia Agathou

Sustainability director - L’Oreal UK and Ireland

Natalia Agathou is the Sustainability Director for L’Oreal UK and Ireland, leading the business’ sustainability roadmap and building partnerships with external stakeholders to develop solutions for the sustainable transformation of the beauty industry. Natalia is an experienced sustainability professional with read more

Natalie Campbell

CEO - Belu

Natalie Fée

Founder and CEO - City to Sea

Natalie Fée is an award-winning environmentalist, author of How to Save the World for Free, speaker and Founder and CEO of City to Sea, a UK-based organisation running campaigns to stop plastic pollution at source.

Nazanin Moradi

Global sustainability transformation manager for Tetra Pak - Tetra Pak

Nazanin Moradi is Global Sustainability Transformation Manager for Tetra Pak. With more than 15 years’ experience in the sustainability arena, Nazanin is responsible for driving Tetra Pak’s sustainability agenda within multiple markets, working closely with customers, and building the company’s read more

Nicholas Daniel

Head of commercial sustainability - ClimatePartner

Nicholas Daniel is Head of Commercial Sustainability at ClimatePartner, supporting organisations to tackle the climate crisis with practical solutions. ClimatePartner operates globally with over 4,500 corporate clients; measuring carbon footprints, creating carbon reduction and Net-Zero strategies, through to procuring green read more

Agnes Altmets

Senior sustainability manager - TLT LLP

Agnes Altmets is a sustainability expert, social scientist and a visionary leader. She is a senior sustainability manager at UK law firm TLT, overseeing the firm's ambitious sustainability strategy, including net zero plans. Agnes is a sociologist with a focus read more

Akanksha Khatri

Head of nature and biodiversity - World Economic Forum

Akanksha Khatri is Head of Nature and Biodiversity at the World Economic Forum. In this role she led the creation of the New Nature Economy Report series that set forth a pathway for businesses to play an active role in read more

Alex Vaughan BSc (Hons), FRICS, Dip, IoD, FIoD

Chief Executive Officer - Costain Group PLC

Alex Vaughan was appointed CEO in May 2019. Prior to this he was managing director of the Natural Resources division with responsibility for Costain’s services to water, oil and gas and power clients as well as the development of client read more

Aliza Ayaz

UN youth ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals

Aliza Ayaz is the world's youngest United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. Ayaz is completing a Masters in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at University College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is the Founder and Chair of UCL's Climate Action society.

Amy Bourbeau

Cofounder and chief impact officer - Seismic

Amy is the Cofounder and Chief Impact Officer at Seismic, a sustainability advisory that helps businesses to change society and fix our planet by being a force for good. Amy specialises in B Corp and how its framework can help read more

Ana Musat

Head of Policy - Aldersgate Group

Ana is the Head of Policy at Aldersgate Group, where she works with the cross-industry business and NGO membership to shape the Group’s policy outputs in the climate and environmental space. The main focus of her work is on industrial read more

Andreas Ahrens (Norway)

Head of climate - Inter IKEA Group

Andreas Ahrens, MSc in Engineering, leads the climate agenda for Inter IKEA Group (the IKEA franchisor) and the full IKEA value-chain – from raw material extraction to product end-of-life. He is the main spokesperson for climate – internally and externally read more

Andrew Almack

Founder and CEO - Plastics For Change

Andrew is the Founder / CEO of Plastics For Change, Andrew is passionate about optimizing plastic waste as a resource for reducing poverty. Plastics For Change has developed an ethical sourcing platform that connects informal waste workers to global markets. read more

Anita Longley FRSA, FICRS

Chair - Institute of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (ICRS)

Anita is a board level sustainability professional with over twenty five years experience in the private and public sectors. A passionate advocate for collaboration and transparency she has delivered impactful sustainability strategies and community partnerships. Anita is the former Chair read more

Becca Massey-Chase

Co-deputy head of the Environmental Justice Commission - IPPR

Becca is Co-Deputy Head of the Environmental Justice Commission at IPPR. She leads the commission’s deliberative democracy programme and research on a just transition for travel. Becca joined IPPR from Sustrans, where she held the position of head of strategy read more

Bukky Bird

Group sustainability director - Barratt Developments

Bukky joined Barratt Developments plc as Group Sustainability Director in January 2020, responsible for the overall sustainability strategy and for driving the next stage of business transformation for Barratt’s sustainability priorities. A key focus for her is to ensure Barratt read more

Carly Bilsbrough

Head of CSR - The Very Group

Charlotte Harrington

Co-CEO - Belu Water

Charlotte Harrington is Co-CEO of leading drinks company Belu Water, striving to change the way the world sees water.  She joined in 2015 as COO, fulfilling her ambition to lead a business with purpose.  She is also Non Exec Director read more

Charmian Love

Co-founder and activist in residence - B Lab UK

Charmian believes in the power of business as a force for good. She is Co-Founder and Activist in Residence at B Lab UK and Co-Chairs B Lab’s Global Climate Taskforce. She is also Social Entrepreneur in Residence at the Skoll read more

Chess Fearnley

Co-founder - BOSH

Chess is the co-founder of searchbosh.com, a sharing economy and tech-for-good start up, part of the youth-led intergenerational network Arctic Angels advocating for the protection of our global commons, founder and host of the Apple new-and-noteworthy podcast The Common Ground Podcast, sea turtle read more

Chris Leeds

Head, Carbon markets development - Standard Chartered Bank

Chris joined Standard Chartered in 2011 and is responsible for the development of Carbon Markets strategy and product development for the Bank. The role requires close cooperation across the business and externally to source carbon market transactions and participate in read more

Claudine Blamey

Head of sustainability and digital strategy - Argent Services LLP

Currently Claudine is Head of Sustainability and Digital Strategy at Argent LLP. Claudine delivered the net zero carbon flights strategy at easyJet. Prior to this she set up the Group sustainability function at Sainsbury’s covering sustainable sourcing, operational waste and read more

Crista Buznea

Head of marketing - Ecologi

Crista Buznea is Ecologi’s Head of Marketing. She has spent her career working in the marketing, tourism and sustainability industries for some of the world’s best brands including TUI, Heathrow and Rainforest Alliance.Crista has previously created award-winning content that positioned read more

Damien Field

Co-founder - Say Do

Say Do is a business change practice pioneering a ground-breaking new approach that helps business leaders drive profit by creating synergy between commercial performance and sustainability. Using an unrivalled combination of customer insight, business change management and sustainability expertise, we read more

Dan Neale

Lead - social transformation - World Benchmarking Alliance

Dan leads the social transformation within the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA), responsible for establishing the framework to assess the 2,000 keystone companies on what they are doing to ‘leave no one behind’. Previously, Dan led the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark read more

Dare Ilori

Group head of sustainability - Merlin Entertainments Ltd

David Riley

Head of carbon neutrality - Anglian Water

David Riley is the Head of Carbon Neutrality within Anglian Water responsible for developing and implementing energy and carbon strategies for one of the largest water companies in the UK and also chair of the Water UK Carbon Working Group read more

David Saddington

Head of the COP26 Nature Campaign - BEIS

Dr Darren Moorcroft

Chief Executive - Woodland Trust

In 2017, Darren joined the Woodland Trust as its Director of Estates & Woodland Outreach before becoming its Chief Executive in September 2019. Prior to this, Darren gained his PhD from Oxford University before joining the RSPB, where he held read more

Dr Douglas Parr

Chief scientist and policy director - Greenpeace UK

Dr Douglas Parr is Chief Scientist and Policy Director at Greenpeace UK. He has specialised in climate change policy across power, heat and transport sectors for many years, and also monitoring issues such as bioenergy, agriculture and land use. He has previously read more

Dr Mike Morecroft

Principal Specialist, Climate Change - Natural England

Mike Morecroft is a Principal Specialist in climate change at Natural England. His specialisms include climate change adaptation and mitigation and applying this scientific knowledge to policy and practice. Mike is also a Coordinating Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel read more

Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas

CEO - Green Finance Institute

Rhian spent 20 years in investment and corporate banking and was awarded an OBE in 2019 for services to green banking. She is an Emeritus Member of the TCFD, currently co-chair of the Informal Working Group for the Taskforce on read more

Dr Sally Uren OBE

CEO - Forum for the future

Sally is Chief Executive at Forum for the Future with overall responsibility for delivering Forum’s mission to accelerate a big shift towards a sustainable future by catalysing transformational change in global systems. This involves working with leading global organisations, including read more

Dulma Clark

Head of Livebarefoot Fund - Vivobarefoot

Dulma Clark is a former human rights lawyer who now heads up the Livebarefoot Fund – an impact fund setup by minimalist running shoe company Vivobarefoot. The Livebarefoot Fund allows for the incubation and deployment of programmes driving research, innovation read more

Eileen Donnelly

Director - Ripple & Co

Elsa Palanza

Global head of sustainability & ESG - Barclays

Elsa Palanza is a Managing Director and the Global Head of Sustainability & ESG for Barclays. In this role, Elsa leads the strategic direction and execution of the bank’s policies and practices across a broad range of sustainability and ESG read more

Emma Howard Boyd

Chair - Environment Agency

Emma Howard Boyd is Chair of the Environment Agency, an Ex officio board member of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and interim Chair of the Green Finance Institute. She is also an Adviser to the Board of read more

Emma Stewart 

Chief sustainability officer - Netflix (Virtual)

Emma Stewart, Ph.D., is the Netflix Sustainability Officer. She previously led World Resources Institute’s global work on urban efficiency, climate, and finance. She is a Board member for Ecomedes and served on the Board of the U.S. Green Building Council. read more

Evelyne Saelens

Senior Sustainability Consultant - UL

Evelyne holds a Master of Science in business engineering and supply chain management and a Master of Science in urban planning: environment and sustainable development. She heads the UL 360 Advisory Services team and helps customers navigate their ESG and read more

Faye Bennett-Hart

Chief sustainability officer - Rio ESG

Faye is the Chief sustainability officer at Rio ESG, she has over 15 years of sustainability experience in environmental frameworks and corporate sustainability reporting. At Rio ESG she manages sustainability consultancy projects with large public and private sector clients. In read more

Fiona Morgan

Global director of purpose & impact - SailGP

Fiona joined the global purpose-driven sports entertainment league SailGP last year with a mission to help make sustainability and inclusivity essential to the fabric of sport. Fiona is the mastermind of the SailGP Impact League - a world-first in sport which sees athletes race read more

Gaëlle Le Gélard

Design Manager, Food - Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Gaëlle has been leading Service Design and innovation projects for global design firms for the past 10 years. Her work at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation is focused on circular design for food, applying circular economy principles to the design of read more

Gemma Adams

Visiting Fellow - Cranfield School of Management

Gemma is a freelance design strategist and systems change specialist with seventeen years’ experience working with organisations on sustainability.  Partnering across business, civil society and academia, Gemma enables in-house teams to innovate with clarity, courage and purpose in response to read more

George Ames

Director of Client Services - Forster Communications

George is an award-winning strategist working with senior leaders and brand managers to translate their sustainability targets and audience realities into powerful communications. A committed change maker and strategic thinker he has a background in campaigning and thought leadership for read more

George Richards

Director - JRP Solutions

George has over 35 years’ experience of working with industrial and commercial clients across a range of sectors throughout the UK and Ireland delivering sustainable solutions that improve business performance and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  He is a passionate believer read more

Graham Lloyd

Director of strategy, performance & sustainability - Nationwide Building Society

Graham Lloyd is Director of Strategy, Performance & Sustainability at Nationwide Building Society. Nationwide was founded to help people save and buy homes of their own. Graham leads the team which drives the organisation’s social purpose – to build society, read more

Harriet Lamb

CEO - Ashden

Harriet joined Ashden as CEO in May 2019, taking responsibility for developing and implementing the organisation’s ambitious new strategy to tackle climate change. Harriet was CEO at peacebuilding organisation International Alert and spent 15 years leading Fairtrade in the UK read more

Helen Wiggs

Head of climate - Shareaction

Helen joined ShareAction in 2018 following a 15-year career in equity broking at Morgan Stanley and previously, BNP Paribas. After an initial role in Investor Engagement, she was appointed Head of Corporate Climate in 2020 and runs the Investor Decarbonisation read more

Henry Majed

Co-Founder - MyMynd; Visiting Fellow – Said Business School, University of Oxford

Ian Riley

CEO - WCA

Ian joined the WCA in 2019, contributing to WCA’s key mission of sustainability, innovation and internationalization and facing the challenges of creating a sustainable cement industry. Ian has a wealth of international experience, having worked across the cement industry in read more

Ingrid Holmes

Executive director - Green Finance Institute

Ingrid has over 15 years of experience working on environmental policy and sustainable finance. She was a Member of the European Commission’s High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance and ran the Secretariat for the Green Finance Taskforce, which led read more

Iona Neilson

Senior Sustainability Manager - Formula E

Iona Neilson is the Senior Sustainability Manager at Formula E, the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series. Neilson studied Geography at the University of Plymouth with a Certificate of Industrial Placement, recognising her year in the industry with McDonald’s UK read more

James Bidwell

Chair - Springwise

James is the owner and Chair of Springwise, the world’s largest source of global innovations and edie’s official innovation partner. Committed to positive change, Springwise is essential reading for CEOs, innovators, investors, educators and corporates from all sectors. Springwise is read more

James Skidmore

Head of consulting - Valpak

James is currently the Head of Consulting having started his career in Valpak in 2001 working on assessment of the recycling infrastructure in the UK. Subsequently he worked within the policy, business development and consulting teams and as the manager read more

Jeanette Wong

Finance Director - Abel & Cole

Jeanette has 17 years of experience working in a number of commercial and operational finance roles across retail, ecommerce, FMCG and consumer tech. She began her career at Ernst & Young where she qualified as a chartered accountant before moving read more

Jennifer Motles

Chief Sustainability Officer - Philip Morris International

Jennifer is an International and Human Rights lawyer and Chief Sustainability Officer for Philip Morris International (PMI). Ms. Motles joined the company in 2015 and helped craft PMI’s sustainability strategy, ensuring it was intrinsically linked to the adoption of the company’s vision of delivering a smoke-free read more

Jeremy Gilley

Founder - Peace One Day

After a successful career acting in film and television, Jeremy began making films in 1995 and in 1999 founded the non-profit organisation Peace One Day to document his efforts to establish the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and read more

Jeremy Mathieu

Senior sustainability manager - Social Purpose ITV

After a 10 year career as a TV Producer, Jeremy joined the BBC as a Sustainability Advisor in 2014. Among many projects, he notably trained over 2000 editorial staff on climate change awareness, from journalists and editors, to commissioning editors read more

Jess Ainley

Head of sustainability - Fever Tree

Jo Gilroy

Group head of sustainability & environment - Kier

Jo Gilroy is a Sustainability Professional specialised in working in the corporate sector. She is passionate about the potential for business to ‘do well by doing good’. In her former role as Head of Sustainability for the Bunzl Group, she read more

Jo Mourant

Senior sustainability partner - Asos

Jo-Anne Chidley

Founder - Beauty Kitchen

Jo Chidley is a chemist and the Co Founder of Beauty Kitchen, a B Corp certified business on a mission to create the most effective, natural and sustainable beauty products in the world. Widely regarded as one of the pioneers read more

Joe Franses

VP, sustainability - Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

Joe Franses is Vice-President, Sustainability at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP), one of the leading consumer goods companies in the world. CCEP is in the privileged position of making, moving and selling some the world’s most loved brands – helping 1.75 read more

John Elkington

Founder - Volans

John Redmayne

Managing director - ERP UK

John leads ERP UK - Landbell Group’s business in the UK - supporting companies with circular economy services including; product data, product take-back, recycling and EPR compliance. John joined the environmental industry in 1985 and has been working in waste read more

Jon Phillips

Deputy CEO - Global Infrastructure Investor Association

Jon Phillips

Deputy CEO - Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA)

Jon joined Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA) as Corporate Affairs Director in September 2016 with a brief to develop and implement its advocacy and engagement programme and to help build its membership base. He also co-chairs GIIA’s ESG working group. read more

Jonathan Ayton

Senior sustainable development manager - Willmott Dixon

Jono leads on several exciting projects within Willmott Dixon's 2030 sustainability strategy, Now or Never. In 2021, he led Willmott Dixon to achieve Level 3 of The Carbon Trust’s Supply Chain Standard identifying carbon and cost savings of up to read more

Josie Murdoch

Senior policy officer - Aldersgate Group

Josie Murdoch is Senior Policy Officer at the Aldersgate Group, where she works with the cross-industry business and NGO membership to shape the Group’s policy outputs in the climate and environmental space. She joined the Group in October 2020. The read more

Julia Barrett

Chief sustainability officer - Willmott Dixon

As the chief sustainability officer of the in-house sustainability team, Julia leads on realising Rick Willmott’s belief that Willmott Dixon has a 'purpose beyond profit'. Julia represents the sector on various industry and sustainability Groups. Under her leadership Willmott Dixon read more

Julia Giannini

Group head of environment and climate action - Bupa

Julia Giannini is a corporate sustainability specialist, specialising in sustainable business transformation to drive long term business value, brand differentiation and real world climate action. As Group Head of Environment and Climate Action at Bupa, Julia has overseen the development of read more

Karina O’Gorman

European head of force for good - innocent drinks

Kate Levine

independent strategic communications and corporate activism consultant

Kate Levine is an independent strategic communications and corporate activism consultant.  She works with organisations of all shapes and sizes that seek to drive positive change.  Since August 2020, she has worked for a range of corporates, campaigning organisations and NGOs, including read more

Kate Willoughby

Head of CR EMEAA & global community impact - IHG Hotels and Resorts

  Kate recently joined IHG Hotels & Resorts as Head of CR EMEAA & Global Community Impact where she helps drive IHGs ambitious Journey to Tomorrow responsible business plans. She is responsible for embedding sustainability across Europe, Middle East & read more

Katharine Teague

Head of advocacy - AB Sugar

Katy King

Deputy Director, sustainable futures - Nesta

Katy is Deputy Director on Nesta's mission to create A Sustainable Future, which focuses on decarbonisation and economic recovery. Her team focuses on setting up innovation projects and partnerships that reduce carbon emissions from homes, which is a key part read more

Kim Wilson

Sustainability director - Mclaren

Kresse Wesling

Founder - Elvis & Kresse

Kresse Wesling, CBE, is a multi-award winning environmental entrepreneur. After first meeting the London Fire Brigade in 2005, Kresse launched Elvis & Kresse, which rescues and transforms decommissioned fire hose into innovative lifestyle products and returns 50% of profits to read more

Lara Young

Group climate change director - Costain

Lara Young, Group Climate Change Director for Costain was named Energy and Carbon Manager of the Year at the 2021 edie sustainability leaders award and is a Highway UK 2020 Associate Laureate. Lara is the instigator and driving force behind read more

Laura McGonigal

Head of sustainability - Aesop

Laura D’Arcy

Head of Trillion Trees - WWF

Responsible for leading Trillion Trees for WWF since 2022, Laura sits within the Nature Based Solutions Partnership team in WWF UK. She has over 20 years' experience working in forests and wildlife conservation, with particular expertise in tropical forest protection, read more

Lily Cole

Lily’s book and accompanying podcast, Who Cares Wins, was born of her work in sustainable fashion, business, activism. They explores the myriad of environmental solutions from tech-utopia to indigenous wisdom. Lily has directed multiple short films on these topics including the refugee read more

Lisa Bolin

Climate lead - Polestar

Lisa is the Climate Lead for Polestar, the Swedish electric performance car brand. In her role, Lisa is supporting the brand in setting action plans towards climate-neutrality and finding solutions for renewable energy throughout the supply chain.

Louisa Casson

Senior political strategist - Greenpeace UK

Luke Nicholls

Content director - edie

Luke is edie’s Content Director, responsible for overseeing our award-winning editorial team and helping to shape the content across all edie events, awards, leadership clubs and 30 Under 30 community.

Lysander Bickham

Founder and CEO - Leo's Box

Lysander set up Leo's Box at 16 during the summer after his GCSEs. Having learnt about the Sustainable Deveolpment Goals, he believed that business could play a role in making sustainable changes more available for all. This drove him to read more

Madeleine Gabriel

Sustainable future mission director - Nesta

Madeleine leads Nesta’s mission to create A Sustainable Future, which focuses on decarbonisation and economic recovery.Her team is setting up innovation projects and partnerships exploring how to reduce carbon emissions from homes and, in the wake of COVID-19, how to read more

Magali Anderson

Chief sustainability and innovation officer - Holcim

Magali Anderson, Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer of Holcim, is responsible for putting sustainability at the core of Holcim’s innovation pipeline but also of the company strategy and decision making. Magali joined Holcim in 2016 as Group Head of Health read more

Mardi McBrien

Managing director - IFRS Foundation

Mardi McBrien joined the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) as Managing Director in 2011 following a career spanning leadership roles in environmental campaigning, public-private partnership management, and public policy. Mardi is a member of the IFRS Foundations Technical Readiness Working read more

María Mendulice

CEO - We Mean Business Coalition

María Mendiluce is the CEO of the We Mean Business Coalition and has 25 years of experience in sustainable development, energy and climate action. The Coalition brings together seven leading international organizations: BSR, The B Team, CDP, Ceres, CLG Europe, read more

Maria Pontes

Director of programmes and partnerships - Earthwatch

Mark Cuddigan

CEO - Ellas Kithen

Mark joined Ella’s Kitchen in August 2011, drawn to a company whose founding mission is to improve children’s lives through developing healthy relationships with food. This purpose permeated throughout the business and continues to be a guiding principle today.  Mark read more

Marleen Oberheide

Privacy solutions engineer - OneTrust

Marleen Oberheide serves as a Privacy Solutions Engineer at OneTrust – the #1 most widely used privacy, security and trust technology platform. In her role, Marleen advises companies large and small on EU GDPR, California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Brazil LGPD, and hundreds read more

Martha Silcott

Inventor and founder - FabLittleBag

Martha started out as an IFA and built a successful portfolio of clients before moving into the world of financial services data; working at Experian, developing a new service, the Unclaimed Assets Register (reuniting people with their lost money held read more

Mary Child

Sustainability lead - Nespresso

Currently Sustainability Lead at Nespresso UK & ROI, Mary Child oversees the company’s sustainability initiatives – from developing and implementing Nespresso’s roadmap towards carbon neutrality by the end of 2022 in the UK and Republic of Ireland, to leading the read more

Matt Gorman

Head of sustainability - Heathrow

Matthew is Carbon Strategy Director for Heathrow in the newly formed Carbon, Communications and Communities department. He has been Sustainability & Environment Director at the airport for the last decade, leading the team that developed “Heathrow 2.0”, the airport’s  leadership read more

Matthew Vickers

CEO and chief ombudsman - Ombudsman Services

Matthew Vickers is Chief Executive and Chief Ombudsman of Ombudsman Services (OS), the UK’s energy and telecommunications ombudsman. OS provides independent dispute resolution which is open to consumers and microbusinesses in these key regulated sectors. OS works closely with government, read more

Mattie Yeta

Head of sustainability - Defra IT, UK Government

Mattie Yeta is the Head of Sustainability for Defra IT and a PhD researcher specialising in corporate sustainability and green economics and national recovery. She chairs the Defra e-Sustainability Alliance, a network of 300 private sector organisations working with the read more

Michael McGowan

Group sustainability manager - Ibstock

Michael McGowan MSc in Sustainability & Environmental Management from Stoke-on-Trent University.  45 years- experience in the manufacturing industry, experienced at group and program management, including direction of national-level operations. As Group Sustainability Manager for Ibstock plc we are currently driving read more

Mike Touernier

Carbon reduction expert - Achilles

Mike has an impressive domestic and international experience in Environmental Services and Carbon Management. He has been the Executive Director of the Carbon Market Institute, the Australian Peak Industry Body for Carbon Professionals, and has worked as General Manager Global read more

Natalia Agathou

Sustainability director - L’Oreal UK and Ireland

Natalia Agathou is the Sustainability Director for L’Oreal UK and Ireland, leading the business’ sustainability roadmap and building partnerships with external stakeholders to develop solutions for the sustainable transformation of the beauty industry. Natalia is an experienced sustainability professional with read more

Natalie Campbell

CEO - Belu

Natalie Fée

Founder and CEO - City to Sea

Natalie Fée is an award-winning environmentalist, author of How to Save the World for Free, speaker and Founder and CEO of City to Sea, a UK-based organisation running campaigns to stop plastic pollution at source.

Nazanin Moradi

Global sustainability transformation manager for Tetra Pak - Tetra Pak

Nazanin Moradi is Global Sustainability Transformation Manager for Tetra Pak. With more than 15 years’ experience in the sustainability arena, Nazanin is responsible for driving Tetra Pak’s sustainability agenda within multiple markets, working closely with customers, and building the company’s read more

Nicholas Daniel

Head of commercial sustainability - ClimatePartner

Nicholas Daniel is Head of Commercial Sustainability at ClimatePartner, supporting organisations to tackle the climate crisis with practical solutions. ClimatePartner operates globally with over 4,500 corporate clients; measuring carbon footprints, creating carbon reduction and Net-Zero strategies, through to procuring green read more

Agnes Altmets

Senior sustainability manager - TLT LLP

Agnes Altmets is a sustainability expert, social scientist and a visionary leader. She is a senior sustainability manager at UK law firm TLT, overseeing the firm's ambitious sustainability strategy, including net zero plans. Agnes is a sociologist with a focus read more

Akanksha Khatri

Head of nature and biodiversity - World Economic Forum

Akanksha Khatri is Head of Nature and Biodiversity at the World Economic Forum. In this role she led the creation of the New Nature Economy Report series that set forth a pathway for businesses to play an active role in read more

Alex Vaughan BSc (Hons), FRICS, Dip, IoD, FIoD

Chief Executive Officer - Costain Group PLC

Alex Vaughan was appointed CEO in May 2019. Prior to this he was managing director of the Natural Resources division with responsibility for Costain’s services to water, oil and gas and power clients as well as the development of client read more

Aliza Ayaz

UN youth ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals

Aliza Ayaz is the world's youngest United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. Ayaz is completing a Masters in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at University College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is the Founder and Chair of UCL's Climate Action society.

Amy Bourbeau

Cofounder and chief impact officer - Seismic

Amy is the Cofounder and Chief Impact Officer at Seismic, a sustainability advisory that helps businesses to change society and fix our planet by being a force for good. Amy specialises in B Corp and how its framework can help read more

Ana Musat

Head of Policy - Aldersgate Group

Ana is the Head of Policy at Aldersgate Group, where she works with the cross-industry business and NGO membership to shape the Group’s policy outputs in the climate and environmental space. The main focus of her work is on industrial read more

Andreas Ahrens (Norway)

Head of climate - Inter IKEA Group

Andreas Ahrens, MSc in Engineering, leads the climate agenda for Inter IKEA Group (the IKEA franchisor) and the full IKEA value-chain – from raw material extraction to product end-of-life. He is the main spokesperson for climate – internally and externally read more

Andrew Almack

Founder and CEO - Plastics For Change

Andrew is the Founder / CEO of Plastics For Change, Andrew is passionate about optimizing plastic waste as a resource for reducing poverty. Plastics For Change has developed an ethical sourcing platform that connects informal waste workers to global markets. read more

Anita Longley FRSA, FICRS

Chair - Institute of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (ICRS)

Anita is a board level sustainability professional with over twenty five years experience in the private and public sectors. A passionate advocate for collaboration and transparency she has delivered impactful sustainability strategies and community partnerships. Anita is the former Chair read more

Becca Massey-Chase

Co-deputy head of the Environmental Justice Commission - IPPR

Becca is Co-Deputy Head of the Environmental Justice Commission at IPPR. She leads the commission’s deliberative democracy programme and research on a just transition for travel. Becca joined IPPR from Sustrans, where she held the position of head of strategy read more

Bukky Bird

Group sustainability director - Barratt Developments

Bukky joined Barratt Developments plc as Group Sustainability Director in January 2020, responsible for the overall sustainability strategy and for driving the next stage of business transformation for Barratt’s sustainability priorities. A key focus for her is to ensure Barratt read more

Carly Bilsbrough

Head of CSR - The Very Group

Charlotte Harrington

Co-CEO - Belu Water

Charlotte Harrington is Co-CEO of leading drinks company Belu Water, striving to change the way the world sees water.  She joined in 2015 as COO, fulfilling her ambition to lead a business with purpose.  She is also Non Exec Director read more

Charmian Love

Co-founder and activist in residence - B Lab UK

Charmian believes in the power of business as a force for good. She is Co-Founder and Activist in Residence at B Lab UK and Co-Chairs B Lab’s Global Climate Taskforce. She is also Social Entrepreneur in Residence at the Skoll read more

Chess Fearnley

Co-founder - BOSH

Chess is the co-founder of searchbosh.com, a sharing economy and tech-for-good start up, part of the youth-led intergenerational network Arctic Angels advocating for the protection of our global commons, founder and host of the Apple new-and-noteworthy podcast The Common Ground Podcast, sea turtle read more

Chris Leeds

Head, Carbon markets development - Standard Chartered Bank

Chris joined Standard Chartered in 2011 and is responsible for the development of Carbon Markets strategy and product development for the Bank. The role requires close cooperation across the business and externally to source carbon market transactions and participate in read more

Claudine Blamey

Head of sustainability and digital strategy - Argent Services LLP

Currently Claudine is Head of Sustainability and Digital Strategy at Argent LLP. Claudine delivered the net zero carbon flights strategy at easyJet. Prior to this she set up the Group sustainability function at Sainsbury’s covering sustainable sourcing, operational waste and read more

Crista Buznea

Head of marketing - Ecologi

Crista Buznea is Ecologi’s Head of Marketing. She has spent her career working in the marketing, tourism and sustainability industries for some of the world’s best brands including TUI, Heathrow and Rainforest Alliance.Crista has previously created award-winning content that positioned read more

Damien Field

Co-founder - Say Do

Say Do is a business change practice pioneering a ground-breaking new approach that helps business leaders drive profit by creating synergy between commercial performance and sustainability. Using an unrivalled combination of customer insight, business change management and sustainability expertise, we read more

Dan Neale

Lead - social transformation - World Benchmarking Alliance

Dan leads the social transformation within the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA), responsible for establishing the framework to assess the 2,000 keystone companies on what they are doing to ‘leave no one behind’. Previously, Dan led the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark read more

Dare Ilori

Group head of sustainability - Merlin Entertainments Ltd

David Riley

Head of carbon neutrality - Anglian Water

David Riley is the Head of Carbon Neutrality within Anglian Water responsible for developing and implementing energy and carbon strategies for one of the largest water companies in the UK and also chair of the Water UK Carbon Working Group read more

David Saddington

Head of the COP26 Nature Campaign - BEIS

Dr Darren Moorcroft

Chief Executive - Woodland Trust

In 2017, Darren joined the Woodland Trust as its Director of Estates & Woodland Outreach before becoming its Chief Executive in September 2019. Prior to this, Darren gained his PhD from Oxford University before joining the RSPB, where he held read more

Dr Douglas Parr

Chief scientist and policy director - Greenpeace UK

Dr Douglas Parr is Chief Scientist and Policy Director at Greenpeace UK. He has specialised in climate change policy across power, heat and transport sectors for many years, and also monitoring issues such as bioenergy, agriculture and land use. He has previously read more

Dr Mike Morecroft

Principal Specialist, Climate Change - Natural England

Mike Morecroft is a Principal Specialist in climate change at Natural England. His specialisms include climate change adaptation and mitigation and applying this scientific knowledge to policy and practice. Mike is also a Coordinating Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel read more

Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas

CEO - Green Finance Institute

Rhian spent 20 years in investment and corporate banking and was awarded an OBE in 2019 for services to green banking. She is an Emeritus Member of the TCFD, currently co-chair of the Informal Working Group for the Taskforce on read more

Dr Sally Uren OBE

CEO - Forum for the future

Sally is Chief Executive at Forum for the Future with overall responsibility for delivering Forum’s mission to accelerate a big shift towards a sustainable future by catalysing transformational change in global systems. This involves working with leading global organisations, including read more

Dulma Clark

Head of Livebarefoot Fund - Vivobarefoot

Dulma Clark is a former human rights lawyer who now heads up the Livebarefoot Fund – an impact fund setup by minimalist running shoe company Vivobarefoot. The Livebarefoot Fund allows for the incubation and deployment of programmes driving research, innovation read more

Eileen Donnelly

Director - Ripple & Co

Elsa Palanza

Global head of sustainability & ESG - Barclays

Elsa Palanza is a Managing Director and the Global Head of Sustainability & ESG for Barclays. In this role, Elsa leads the strategic direction and execution of the bank’s policies and practices across a broad range of sustainability and ESG read more

Emma Howard Boyd

Chair - Environment Agency

Emma Howard Boyd is Chair of the Environment Agency, an Ex officio board member of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and interim Chair of the Green Finance Institute. She is also an Adviser to the Board of read more

Emma Stewart 

Chief sustainability officer - Netflix (Virtual)

Emma Stewart, Ph.D., is the Netflix Sustainability Officer. She previously led World Resources Institute’s global work on urban efficiency, climate, and finance. She is a Board member for Ecomedes and served on the Board of the U.S. Green Building Council. read more

Evelyne Saelens

Senior Sustainability Consultant - UL

Evelyne holds a Master of Science in business engineering and supply chain management and a Master of Science in urban planning: environment and sustainable development. She heads the UL 360 Advisory Services team and helps customers navigate their ESG and read more

Faye Bennett-Hart

Chief sustainability officer - Rio ESG

Faye is the Chief sustainability officer at Rio ESG, she has over 15 years of sustainability experience in environmental frameworks and corporate sustainability reporting. At Rio ESG she manages sustainability consultancy projects with large public and private sector clients. In read more

Fiona Morgan

Global director of purpose & impact - SailGP

Fiona joined the global purpose-driven sports entertainment league SailGP last year with a mission to help make sustainability and inclusivity essential to the fabric of sport. Fiona is the mastermind of the SailGP Impact League - a world-first in sport which sees athletes race read more

Gaëlle Le Gélard

Design Manager, Food - Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Gaëlle has been leading Service Design and innovation projects for global design firms for the past 10 years. Her work at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation is focused on circular design for food, applying circular economy principles to the design of read more

Gemma Adams

Visiting Fellow - Cranfield School of Management

Gemma is a freelance design strategist and systems change specialist with seventeen years’ experience working with organisations on sustainability.  Partnering across business, civil society and academia, Gemma enables in-house teams to innovate with clarity, courage and purpose in response to read more

George Ames

Director of Client Services - Forster Communications

George is an award-winning strategist working with senior leaders and brand managers to translate their sustainability targets and audience realities into powerful communications. A committed change maker and strategic thinker he has a background in campaigning and thought leadership for read more

George Richards

Director - JRP Solutions

George has over 35 years’ experience of working with industrial and commercial clients across a range of sectors throughout the UK and Ireland delivering sustainable solutions that improve business performance and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  He is a passionate believer read more

Graham Lloyd

Director of strategy, performance & sustainability - Nationwide Building Society

Graham Lloyd is Director of Strategy, Performance & Sustainability at Nationwide Building Society. Nationwide was founded to help people save and buy homes of their own. Graham leads the team which drives the organisation’s social purpose – to build society, read more

Harriet Lamb

CEO - Ashden

Harriet joined Ashden as CEO in May 2019, taking responsibility for developing and implementing the organisation’s ambitious new strategy to tackle climate change. Harriet was CEO at peacebuilding organisation International Alert and spent 15 years leading Fairtrade in the UK read more

Helen Wiggs

Head of climate - Shareaction

Helen joined ShareAction in 2018 following a 15-year career in equity broking at Morgan Stanley and previously, BNP Paribas. After an initial role in Investor Engagement, she was appointed Head of Corporate Climate in 2020 and runs the Investor Decarbonisation read more

Henry Majed

Co-Founder - MyMynd; Visiting Fellow – Said Business School, University of Oxford

Ian Riley

CEO - WCA

Ian joined the WCA in 2019, contributing to WCA’s key mission of sustainability, innovation and internationalization and facing the challenges of creating a sustainable cement industry. Ian has a wealth of international experience, having worked across the cement industry in read more

Ingrid Holmes

Executive director - Green Finance Institute

Ingrid has over 15 years of experience working on environmental policy and sustainable finance. She was a Member of the European Commission’s High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance and ran the Secretariat for the Green Finance Taskforce, which led read more

Iona Neilson

Senior Sustainability Manager - Formula E

Iona Neilson is the Senior Sustainability Manager at Formula E, the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series. Neilson studied Geography at the University of Plymouth with a Certificate of Industrial Placement, recognising her year in the industry with McDonald’s UK read more

James Bidwell

Chair - Springwise

James is the owner and Chair of Springwise, the world’s largest source of global innovations and edie’s official innovation partner. Committed to positive change, Springwise is essential reading for CEOs, innovators, investors, educators and corporates from all sectors. Springwise is read more

James Skidmore

Head of consulting - Valpak

James is currently the Head of Consulting having started his career in Valpak in 2001 working on assessment of the recycling infrastructure in the UK. Subsequently he worked within the policy, business development and consulting teams and as the manager read more

Jeanette Wong

Finance Director - Abel & Cole

Jeanette has 17 years of experience working in a number of commercial and operational finance roles across retail, ecommerce, FMCG and consumer tech. She began her career at Ernst & Young where she qualified as a chartered accountant before moving read more

Jennifer Motles

Chief Sustainability Officer - Philip Morris International

Jennifer is an International and Human Rights lawyer and Chief Sustainability Officer for Philip Morris International (PMI). Ms. Motles joined the company in 2015 and helped craft PMI’s sustainability strategy, ensuring it was intrinsically linked to the adoption of the company’s vision of delivering a smoke-free read more

Jeremy Gilley

Founder - Peace One Day

After a successful career acting in film and television, Jeremy began making films in 1995 and in 1999 founded the non-profit organisation Peace One Day to document his efforts to establish the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and read more

Jeremy Mathieu

Senior sustainability manager - Social Purpose ITV

After a 10 year career as a TV Producer, Jeremy joined the BBC as a Sustainability Advisor in 2014. Among many projects, he notably trained over 2000 editorial staff on climate change awareness, from journalists and editors, to commissioning editors read more

Jess Ainley

Head of sustainability - Fever Tree

Jo Gilroy

Group head of sustainability & environment - Kier

Jo Gilroy is a Sustainability Professional specialised in working in the corporate sector. She is passionate about the potential for business to ‘do well by doing good’. In her former role as Head of Sustainability for the Bunzl Group, she read more

Jo Mourant

Senior sustainability partner - Asos

Jo-Anne Chidley

Founder - Beauty Kitchen

Jo Chidley is a chemist and the Co Founder of Beauty Kitchen, a B Corp certified business on a mission to create the most effective, natural and sustainable beauty products in the world. Widely regarded as one of the pioneers read more

Joe Franses

VP, sustainability - Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

Joe Franses is Vice-President, Sustainability at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP), one of the leading consumer goods companies in the world. CCEP is in the privileged position of making, moving and selling some the world’s most loved brands – helping 1.75 read more

John Elkington

Founder - Volans

John Redmayne

Managing director - ERP UK

John leads ERP UK - Landbell Group’s business in the UK - supporting companies with circular economy services including; product data, product take-back, recycling and EPR compliance. John joined the environmental industry in 1985 and has been working in waste read more

Jon Phillips

Deputy CEO - Global Infrastructure Investor Association

Jon Phillips

Deputy CEO - Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA)

Jon joined Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA) as Corporate Affairs Director in September 2016 with a brief to develop and implement its advocacy and engagement programme and to help build its membership base. He also co-chairs GIIA’s ESG working group. read more

Jonathan Ayton

Senior sustainable development manager - Willmott Dixon

Jono leads on several exciting projects within Willmott Dixon's 2030 sustainability strategy, Now or Never. In 2021, he led Willmott Dixon to achieve Level 3 of The Carbon Trust’s Supply Chain Standard identifying carbon and cost savings of up to read more

Josie Murdoch

Senior policy officer - Aldersgate Group

Josie Murdoch is Senior Policy Officer at the Aldersgate Group, where she works with the cross-industry business and NGO membership to shape the Group’s policy outputs in the climate and environmental space. She joined the Group in October 2020. The read more

Julia Barrett

Chief sustainability officer - Willmott Dixon

As the chief sustainability officer of the in-house sustainability team, Julia leads on realising Rick Willmott’s belief that Willmott Dixon has a 'purpose beyond profit'. Julia represents the sector on various industry and sustainability Groups. Under her leadership Willmott Dixon read more

Julia Giannini

Group head of environment and climate action - Bupa

Julia Giannini is a corporate sustainability specialist, specialising in sustainable business transformation to drive long term business value, brand differentiation and real world climate action. As Group Head of Environment and Climate Action at Bupa, Julia has overseen the development of read more

Karina O’Gorman

European head of force for good - innocent drinks

Kate Levine

independent strategic communications and corporate activism consultant

Kate Levine is an independent strategic communications and corporate activism consultant.  She works with organisations of all shapes and sizes that seek to drive positive change.  Since August 2020, she has worked for a range of corporates, campaigning organisations and NGOs, including read more

Kate Willoughby

Head of CR EMEAA & global community impact - IHG Hotels and Resorts

  Kate recently joined IHG Hotels & Resorts as Head of CR EMEAA & Global Community Impact where she helps drive IHGs ambitious Journey to Tomorrow responsible business plans. She is responsible for embedding sustainability across Europe, Middle East & read more

Katharine Teague

Head of advocacy - AB Sugar

Katy King

Deputy Director, sustainable futures - Nesta

Katy is Deputy Director on Nesta's mission to create A Sustainable Future, which focuses on decarbonisation and economic recovery. Her team focuses on setting up innovation projects and partnerships that reduce carbon emissions from homes, which is a key part read more

Kim Wilson

Sustainability director - Mclaren

Kresse Wesling

Founder - Elvis & Kresse

Kresse Wesling, CBE, is a multi-award winning environmental entrepreneur. After first meeting the London Fire Brigade in 2005, Kresse launched Elvis & Kresse, which rescues and transforms decommissioned fire hose into innovative lifestyle products and returns 50% of profits to read more

Lara Young

Group climate change director - Costain

Lara Young, Group Climate Change Director for Costain was named Energy and Carbon Manager of the Year at the 2021 edie sustainability leaders award and is a Highway UK 2020 Associate Laureate. Lara is the instigator and driving force behind read more

Laura McGonigal

Head of sustainability - Aesop

Laura D’Arcy

Head of Trillion Trees - WWF

Responsible for leading Trillion Trees for WWF since 2022, Laura sits within the Nature Based Solutions Partnership team in WWF UK. She has over 20 years' experience working in forests and wildlife conservation, with particular expertise in tropical forest protection, read more

Lily Cole

Lily’s book and accompanying podcast, Who Cares Wins, was born of her work in sustainable fashion, business, activism. They explores the myriad of environmental solutions from tech-utopia to indigenous wisdom. Lily has directed multiple short films on these topics including the refugee read more

Lisa Bolin

Climate lead - Polestar

Lisa is the Climate Lead for Polestar, the Swedish electric performance car brand. In her role, Lisa is supporting the brand in setting action plans towards climate-neutrality and finding solutions for renewable energy throughout the supply chain.

Louisa Casson

Senior political strategist - Greenpeace UK

Luke Nicholls

Content director - edie

Luke is edie’s Content Director, responsible for overseeing our award-winning editorial team and helping to shape the content across all edie events, awards, leadership clubs and 30 Under 30 community.

Lysander Bickham

Founder and CEO - Leo's Box

Lysander set up Leo's Box at 16 during the summer after his GCSEs. Having learnt about the Sustainable Deveolpment Goals, he believed that business could play a role in making sustainable changes more available for all. This drove him to read more

Madeleine Gabriel

Sustainable future mission director - Nesta

Madeleine leads Nesta’s mission to create A Sustainable Future, which focuses on decarbonisation and economic recovery.Her team is setting up innovation projects and partnerships exploring how to reduce carbon emissions from homes and, in the wake of COVID-19, how to read more

Magali Anderson

Chief sustainability and innovation officer - Holcim

Magali Anderson, Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer of Holcim, is responsible for putting sustainability at the core of Holcim’s innovation pipeline but also of the company strategy and decision making. Magali joined Holcim in 2016 as Group Head of Health read more

Mardi McBrien

Managing director - IFRS Foundation

Mardi McBrien joined the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) as Managing Director in 2011 following a career spanning leadership roles in environmental campaigning, public-private partnership management, and public policy. Mardi is a member of the IFRS Foundations Technical Readiness Working read more

María Mendulice

CEO - We Mean Business Coalition

María Mendiluce is the CEO of the We Mean Business Coalition and has 25 years of experience in sustainable development, energy and climate action. The Coalition brings together seven leading international organizations: BSR, The B Team, CDP, Ceres, CLG Europe, read more

Maria Pontes

Director of programmes and partnerships - Earthwatch

Mark Cuddigan

CEO - Ellas Kithen

Mark joined Ella’s Kitchen in August 2011, drawn to a company whose founding mission is to improve children’s lives through developing healthy relationships with food. This purpose permeated throughout the business and continues to be a guiding principle today.  Mark read more

Marleen Oberheide

Privacy solutions engineer - OneTrust

Marleen Oberheide serves as a Privacy Solutions Engineer at OneTrust – the #1 most widely used privacy, security and trust technology platform. In her role, Marleen advises companies large and small on EU GDPR, California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Brazil LGPD, and hundreds read more

Martha Silcott

Inventor and founder - FabLittleBag

Martha started out as an IFA and built a successful portfolio of clients before moving into the world of financial services data; working at Experian, developing a new service, the Unclaimed Assets Register (reuniting people with their lost money held read more

Mary Child

Sustainability lead - Nespresso

Currently Sustainability Lead at Nespresso UK & ROI, Mary Child oversees the company’s sustainability initiatives – from developing and implementing Nespresso’s roadmap towards carbon neutrality by the end of 2022 in the UK and Republic of Ireland, to leading the read more

Matt Gorman

Head of sustainability - Heathrow

Matthew is Carbon Strategy Director for Heathrow in the newly formed Carbon, Communications and Communities department. He has been Sustainability & Environment Director at the airport for the last decade, leading the team that developed “Heathrow 2.0”, the airport’s  leadership read more

Matthew Vickers

CEO and chief ombudsman - Ombudsman Services

Matthew Vickers is Chief Executive and Chief Ombudsman of Ombudsman Services (OS), the UK’s energy and telecommunications ombudsman. OS provides independent dispute resolution which is open to consumers and microbusinesses in these key regulated sectors. OS works closely with government, read more

Mattie Yeta

Head of sustainability - Defra IT, UK Government

Mattie Yeta is the Head of Sustainability for Defra IT and a PhD researcher specialising in corporate sustainability and green economics and national recovery. She chairs the Defra e-Sustainability Alliance, a network of 300 private sector organisations working with the read more

Michael McGowan

Group sustainability manager - Ibstock

Michael McGowan MSc in Sustainability & Environmental Management from Stoke-on-Trent University.  45 years- experience in the manufacturing industry, experienced at group and program management, including direction of national-level operations. As Group Sustainability Manager for Ibstock plc we are currently driving read more

Mike Touernier

Carbon reduction expert - Achilles

Mike has an impressive domestic and international experience in Environmental Services and Carbon Management. He has been the Executive Director of the Carbon Market Institute, the Australian Peak Industry Body for Carbon Professionals, and has worked as General Manager Global read more

Natalia Agathou

Sustainability director - L’Oreal UK and Ireland

Natalia Agathou is the Sustainability Director for L’Oreal UK and Ireland, leading the business’ sustainability roadmap and building partnerships with external stakeholders to develop solutions for the sustainable transformation of the beauty industry. Natalia is an experienced sustainability professional with read more

Natalie Campbell

CEO - Belu

Natalie Fée

Founder and CEO - City to Sea

Natalie Fée is an award-winning environmentalist, author of How to Save the World for Free, speaker and Founder and CEO of City to Sea, a UK-based organisation running campaigns to stop plastic pollution at source.

Nazanin Moradi

Global sustainability transformation manager for Tetra Pak - Tetra Pak

Nazanin Moradi is Global Sustainability Transformation Manager for Tetra Pak. With more than 15 years’ experience in the sustainability arena, Nazanin is responsible for driving Tetra Pak’s sustainability agenda within multiple markets, working closely with customers, and building the company’s read more

Nicholas Daniel

Head of commercial sustainability - ClimatePartner

Nicholas Daniel is Head of Commercial Sustainability at ClimatePartner, supporting organisations to tackle the climate crisis with practical solutions. ClimatePartner operates globally with over 4,500 corporate clients; measuring carbon footprints, creating carbon reduction and Net-Zero strategies, through to procuring green read more

Agnes Altmets

Senior sustainability manager - TLT LLP

Agnes Altmets is a sustainability expert, social scientist and a visionary leader. She is a senior sustainability manager at UK law firm TLT, overseeing the firm's ambitious sustainability strategy, including net zero plans. Agnes is a sociologist with a focus read more

Akanksha Khatri

Head of nature and biodiversity - World Economic Forum

Akanksha Khatri is Head of Nature and Biodiversity at the World Economic Forum. In this role she led the creation of the New Nature Economy Report series that set forth a pathway for businesses to play an active role in read more

Alex Vaughan BSc (Hons), FRICS, Dip, IoD, FIoD

Chief Executive Officer - Costain Group PLC

Alex Vaughan was appointed CEO in May 2019. Prior to this he was managing director of the Natural Resources division with responsibility for Costain’s services to water, oil and gas and power clients as well as the development of client read more

Aliza Ayaz

UN youth ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals

Aliza Ayaz is the world's youngest United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. Ayaz is completing a Masters in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at University College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is the Founder and Chair of UCL's Climate Action society.

Amy Bourbeau

Cofounder and chief impact officer - Seismic

Amy is the Cofounder and Chief Impact Officer at Seismic, a sustainability advisory that helps businesses to change society and fix our planet by being a force for good. Amy specialises in B Corp and how its framework can help read more

Ana Musat

Head of Policy - Aldersgate Group

Ana is the Head of Policy at Aldersgate Group, where she works with the cross-industry business and NGO membership to shape the Group’s policy outputs in the climate and environmental space. The main focus of her work is on industrial read more

Andreas Ahrens (Norway)

Head of climate - Inter IKEA Group

Andreas Ahrens, MSc in Engineering, leads the climate agenda for Inter IKEA Group (the IKEA franchisor) and the full IKEA value-chain – from raw material extraction to product end-of-life. He is the main spokesperson for climate – internally and externally read more

Andrew Almack

Founder and CEO - Plastics For Change

Andrew is the Founder / CEO of Plastics For Change, Andrew is passionate about optimizing plastic waste as a resource for reducing poverty. Plastics For Change has developed an ethical sourcing platform that connects informal waste workers to global markets. read more

Anita Longley FRSA, FICRS

Chair - Institute of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (ICRS)

Anita is a board level sustainability professional with over twenty five years experience in the private and public sectors. A passionate advocate for collaboration and transparency she has delivered impactful sustainability strategies and community partnerships. Anita is the former Chair read more

Becca Massey-Chase

Co-deputy head of the Environmental Justice Commission - IPPR

Becca is Co-Deputy Head of the Environmental Justice Commission at IPPR. She leads the commission’s deliberative democracy programme and research on a just transition for travel. Becca joined IPPR from Sustrans, where she held the position of head of strategy read more

Bukky Bird

Group sustainability director - Barratt Developments

Bukky joined Barratt Developments plc as Group Sustainability Director in January 2020, responsible for the overall sustainability strategy and for driving the next stage of business transformation for Barratt’s sustainability priorities. A key focus for her is to ensure Barratt read more

Carly Bilsbrough

Head of CSR - The Very Group

Charlotte Harrington

Co-CEO - Belu Water

Charlotte Harrington is Co-CEO of leading drinks company Belu Water, striving to change the way the world sees water.  She joined in 2015 as COO, fulfilling her ambition to lead a business with purpose.  She is also Non Exec Director read more

Charmian Love

Co-founder and activist in residence - B Lab UK

Charmian believes in the power of business as a force for good. She is Co-Founder and Activist in Residence at B Lab UK and Co-Chairs B Lab’s Global Climate Taskforce. She is also Social Entrepreneur in Residence at the Skoll read more

Chess Fearnley

Co-founder - BOSH

Chess is the co-founder of searchbosh.com, a sharing economy and tech-for-good start up, part of the youth-led intergenerational network Arctic Angels advocating for the protection of our global commons, founder and host of the Apple new-and-noteworthy podcast The Common Ground Podcast, sea turtle read more

Chris Leeds

Head, Carbon markets development - Standard Chartered Bank

Chris joined Standard Chartered in 2011 and is responsible for the development of Carbon Markets strategy and product development for the Bank. The role requires close cooperation across the business and externally to source carbon market transactions and participate in read more

Claudine Blamey

Head of sustainability and digital strategy - Argent Services LLP

Currently Claudine is Head of Sustainability and Digital Strategy at Argent LLP. Claudine delivered the net zero carbon flights strategy at easyJet. Prior to this she set up the Group sustainability function at Sainsbury’s covering sustainable sourcing, operational waste and read more

Crista Buznea

Head of marketing - Ecologi

Crista Buznea is Ecologi’s Head of Marketing. She has spent her career working in the marketing, tourism and sustainability industries for some of the world’s best brands including TUI, Heathrow and Rainforest Alliance.Crista has previously created award-winning content that positioned read more

Damien Field

Co-founder - Say Do

Say Do is a business change practice pioneering a ground-breaking new approach that helps business leaders drive profit by creating synergy between commercial performance and sustainability. Using an unrivalled combination of customer insight, business change management and sustainability expertise, we read more

Dan Neale

Lead - social transformation - World Benchmarking Alliance

Dan leads the social transformation within the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA), responsible for establishing the framework to assess the 2,000 keystone companies on what they are doing to ‘leave no one behind’. Previously, Dan led the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark read more

Dare Ilori

Group head of sustainability - Merlin Entertainments Ltd

David Riley

Head of carbon neutrality - Anglian Water

David Riley is the Head of Carbon Neutrality within Anglian Water responsible for developing and implementing energy and carbon strategies for one of the largest water companies in the UK and also chair of the Water UK Carbon Working Group read more

David Saddington

Head of the COP26 Nature Campaign - BEIS

Dr Darren Moorcroft

Chief Executive - Woodland Trust

In 2017, Darren joined the Woodland Trust as its Director of Estates & Woodland Outreach before becoming its Chief Executive in September 2019. Prior to this, Darren gained his PhD from Oxford University before joining the RSPB, where he held read more

Dr Douglas Parr

Chief scientist and policy director - Greenpeace UK

Dr Douglas Parr is Chief Scientist and Policy Director at Greenpeace UK. He has specialised in climate change policy across power, heat and transport sectors for many years, and also monitoring issues such as bioenergy, agriculture and land use. He has previously read more

Dr Mike Morecroft

Principal Specialist, Climate Change - Natural England

Mike Morecroft is a Principal Specialist in climate change at Natural England. His specialisms include climate change adaptation and mitigation and applying this scientific knowledge to policy and practice. Mike is also a Coordinating Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel read more

Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas

CEO - Green Finance Institute

Rhian spent 20 years in investment and corporate banking and was awarded an OBE in 2019 for services to green banking. She is an Emeritus Member of the TCFD, currently co-chair of the Informal Working Group for the Taskforce on read more

Dr Sally Uren OBE

CEO - Forum for the future

Sally is Chief Executive at Forum for the Future with overall responsibility for delivering Forum’s mission to accelerate a big shift towards a sustainable future by catalysing transformational change in global systems. This involves working with leading global organisations, including read more

Dulma Clark

Head of Livebarefoot Fund - Vivobarefoot

Dulma Clark is a former human rights lawyer who now heads up the Livebarefoot Fund – an impact fund setup by minimalist running shoe company Vivobarefoot. The Livebarefoot Fund allows for the incubation and deployment of programmes driving research, innovation read more

Eileen Donnelly

Director - Ripple & Co

Elsa Palanza

Global head of sustainability & ESG - Barclays

Elsa Palanza is a Managing Director and the Global Head of Sustainability & ESG for Barclays. In this role, Elsa leads the strategic direction and execution of the bank’s policies and practices across a broad range of sustainability and ESG read more

Emma Howard Boyd

Chair - Environment Agency

Emma Howard Boyd is Chair of the Environment Agency, an Ex officio board member of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and interim Chair of the Green Finance Institute. She is also an Adviser to the Board of read more

Emma Stewart 

Chief sustainability officer - Netflix (Virtual)

Emma Stewart, Ph.D., is the Netflix Sustainability Officer. She previously led World Resources Institute’s global work on urban efficiency, climate, and finance. She is a Board member for Ecomedes and served on the Board of the U.S. Green Building Council. read more

Evelyne Saelens

Senior Sustainability Consultant - UL

Evelyne holds a Master of Science in business engineering and supply chain management and a Master of Science in urban planning: environment and sustainable development. She heads the UL 360 Advisory Services team and helps customers navigate their ESG and read more

Faye Bennett-Hart

Chief sustainability officer - Rio ESG

Faye is the Chief sustainability officer at Rio ESG, she has over 15 years of sustainability experience in environmental frameworks and corporate sustainability reporting. At Rio ESG she manages sustainability consultancy projects with large public and private sector clients. In read more

Fiona Morgan

Global director of purpose & impact - SailGP

Fiona joined the global purpose-driven sports entertainment league SailGP last year with a mission to help make sustainability and inclusivity essential to the fabric of sport. Fiona is the mastermind of the SailGP Impact League - a world-first in sport which sees athletes race read more

Gaëlle Le Gélard

Design Manager, Food - Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Gaëlle has been leading Service Design and innovation projects for global design firms for the past 10 years. Her work at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation is focused on circular design for food, applying circular economy principles to the design of read more

Gemma Adams

Visiting Fellow - Cranfield School of Management

Gemma is a freelance design strategist and systems change specialist with seventeen years’ experience working with organisations on sustainability.  Partnering across business, civil society and academia, Gemma enables in-house teams to innovate with clarity, courage and purpose in response to read more

George Ames

Director of Client Services - Forster Communications

George is an award-winning strategist working with senior leaders and brand managers to translate their sustainability targets and audience realities into powerful communications. A committed change maker and strategic thinker he has a background in campaigning and thought leadership for read more

George Richards

Director - JRP Solutions

George has over 35 years’ experience of working with industrial and commercial clients across a range of sectors throughout the UK and Ireland delivering sustainable solutions that improve business performance and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  He is a passionate believer read more

Graham Lloyd

Director of strategy, performance & sustainability - Nationwide Building Society

Graham Lloyd is Director of Strategy, Performance & Sustainability at Nationwide Building Society. Nationwide was founded to help people save and buy homes of their own. Graham leads the team which drives the organisation’s social purpose – to build society, read more

Harriet Lamb

CEO - Ashden

Harriet joined Ashden as CEO in May 2019, taking responsibility for developing and implementing the organisation’s ambitious new strategy to tackle climate change. Harriet was CEO at peacebuilding organisation International Alert and spent 15 years leading Fairtrade in the UK read more

Helen Wiggs

Head of climate - Shareaction

Helen joined ShareAction in 2018 following a 15-year career in equity broking at Morgan Stanley and previously, BNP Paribas. After an initial role in Investor Engagement, she was appointed Head of Corporate Climate in 2020 and runs the Investor Decarbonisation read more

Henry Majed

Co-Founder - MyMynd; Visiting Fellow – Said Business School, University of Oxford

Ian Riley

CEO - WCA

Ian joined the WCA in 2019, contributing to WCA’s key mission of sustainability, innovation and internationalization and facing the challenges of creating a sustainable cement industry. Ian has a wealth of international experience, having worked across the cement industry in read more

Ingrid Holmes

Executive director - Green Finance Institute

Ingrid has over 15 years of experience working on environmental policy and sustainable finance. She was a Member of the European Commission’s High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance and ran the Secretariat for the Green Finance Taskforce, which led read more

Iona Neilson

Senior Sustainability Manager - Formula E

Iona Neilson is the Senior Sustainability Manager at Formula E, the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series. Neilson studied Geography at the University of Plymouth with a Certificate of Industrial Placement, recognising her year in the industry with McDonald’s UK read more

James Bidwell

Chair - Springwise

James is the owner and Chair of Springwise, the world’s largest source of global innovations and edie’s official innovation partner. Committed to positive change, Springwise is essential reading for CEOs, innovators, investors, educators and corporates from all sectors. Springwise is read more

James Skidmore

Head of consulting - Valpak

James is currently the Head of Consulting having started his career in Valpak in 2001 working on assessment of the recycling infrastructure in the UK. Subsequently he worked within the policy, business development and consulting teams and as the manager read more

Jeanette Wong

Finance Director - Abel & Cole

Jeanette has 17 years of experience working in a number of commercial and operational finance roles across retail, ecommerce, FMCG and consumer tech. She began her career at Ernst & Young where she qualified as a chartered accountant before moving read more

Jennifer Motles

Chief Sustainability Officer - Philip Morris International

Jennifer is an International and Human Rights lawyer and Chief Sustainability Officer for Philip Morris International (PMI). Ms. Motles joined the company in 2015 and helped craft PMI’s sustainability strategy, ensuring it was intrinsically linked to the adoption of the company’s vision of delivering a smoke-free read more

Jeremy Gilley

Founder - Peace One Day

After a successful career acting in film and television, Jeremy began making films in 1995 and in 1999 founded the non-profit organisation Peace One Day to document his efforts to establish the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and read more

Jeremy Mathieu

Senior sustainability manager - Social Purpose ITV

After a 10 year career as a TV Producer, Jeremy joined the BBC as a Sustainability Advisor in 2014. Among many projects, he notably trained over 2000 editorial staff on climate change awareness, from journalists and editors, to commissioning editors read more

Jess Ainley

Head of sustainability - Fever Tree

Jo Gilroy

Group head of sustainability & environment - Kier

Jo Gilroy is a Sustainability Professional specialised in working in the corporate sector. She is passionate about the potential for business to ‘do well by doing good’. In her former role as Head of Sustainability for the Bunzl Group, she read more

Jo Mourant

Senior sustainability partner - Asos

Jo-Anne Chidley

Founder - Beauty Kitchen

Jo Chidley is a chemist and the Co Founder of Beauty Kitchen, a B Corp certified business on a mission to create the most effective, natural and sustainable beauty products in the world. Widely regarded as one of the pioneers read more

Joe Franses

VP, sustainability - Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

Joe Franses is Vice-President, Sustainability at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP), one of the leading consumer goods companies in the world. CCEP is in the privileged position of making, moving and selling some the world’s most loved brands – helping 1.75 read more

John Elkington

Founder - Volans

John Redmayne

Managing director - ERP UK

John leads ERP UK - Landbell Group’s business in the UK - supporting companies with circular economy services including; product data, product take-back, recycling and EPR compliance. John joined the environmental industry in 1985 and has been working in waste read more

Jon Phillips

Deputy CEO - Global Infrastructure Investor Association

Jon Phillips

Deputy CEO - Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA)

Jon joined Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA) as Corporate Affairs Director in September 2016 with a brief to develop and implement its advocacy and engagement programme and to help build its membership base. He also co-chairs GIIA’s ESG working group. read more

Jonathan Ayton

Senior sustainable development manager - Willmott Dixon

Jono leads on several exciting projects within Willmott Dixon's 2030 sustainability strategy, Now or Never. In 2021, he led Willmott Dixon to achieve Level 3 of The Carbon Trust’s Supply Chain Standard identifying carbon and cost savings of up to read more

Josie Murdoch

Senior policy officer - Aldersgate Group

Josie Murdoch is Senior Policy Officer at the Aldersgate Group, where she works with the cross-industry business and NGO membership to shape the Group’s policy outputs in the climate and environmental space. She joined the Group in October 2020. The read more

Julia Barrett

Chief sustainability officer - Willmott Dixon

As the chief sustainability officer of the in-house sustainability team, Julia leads on realising Rick Willmott’s belief that Willmott Dixon has a 'purpose beyond profit'. Julia represents the sector on various industry and sustainability Groups. Under her leadership Willmott Dixon read more

Julia Giannini

Group head of environment and climate action - Bupa

Julia Giannini is a corporate sustainability specialist, specialising in sustainable business transformation to drive long term business value, brand differentiation and real world climate action. As Group Head of Environment and Climate Action at Bupa, Julia has overseen the development of read more

Karina O’Gorman

European head of force for good - innocent drinks

Kate Levine

independent strategic communications and corporate activism consultant

Kate Levine is an independent strategic communications and corporate activism consultant.  She works with organisations of all shapes and sizes that seek to drive positive change.  Since August 2020, she has worked for a range of corporates, campaigning organisations and NGOs, including read more

Kate Willoughby

Head of CR EMEAA & global community impact - IHG Hotels and Resorts

  Kate recently joined IHG Hotels & Resorts as Head of CR EMEAA & Global Community Impact where she helps drive IHGs ambitious Journey to Tomorrow responsible business plans. She is responsible for embedding sustainability across Europe, Middle East & read more

Katharine Teague

Head of advocacy - AB Sugar

Katy King

Deputy Director, sustainable futures - Nesta

Katy is Deputy Director on Nesta's mission to create A Sustainable Future, which focuses on decarbonisation and economic recovery. Her team focuses on setting up innovation projects and partnerships that reduce carbon emissions from homes, which is a key part read more

Kim Wilson

Sustainability director - Mclaren

Kresse Wesling

Founder - Elvis & Kresse

Kresse Wesling, CBE, is a multi-award winning environmental entrepreneur. After first meeting the London Fire Brigade in 2005, Kresse launched Elvis & Kresse, which rescues and transforms decommissioned fire hose into innovative lifestyle products and returns 50% of profits to read more

Lara Young

Group climate change director - Costain

Lara Young, Group Climate Change Director for Costain was named Energy and Carbon Manager of the Year at the 2021 edie sustainability leaders award and is a Highway UK 2020 Associate Laureate. Lara is the instigator and driving force behind read more

Laura McGonigal

Head of sustainability - Aesop

Laura D’Arcy

Head of Trillion Trees - WWF

Responsible for leading Trillion Trees for WWF since 2022, Laura sits within the Nature Based Solutions Partnership team in WWF UK. She has over 20 years' experience working in forests and wildlife conservation, with particular expertise in tropical forest protection, read more

Lily Cole

Lily’s book and accompanying podcast, Who Cares Wins, was born of her work in sustainable fashion, business, activism. They explores the myriad of environmental solutions from tech-utopia to indigenous wisdom. Lily has directed multiple short films on these topics including the refugee read more

Lisa Bolin

Climate lead - Polestar

Lisa is the Climate Lead for Polestar, the Swedish electric performance car brand. In her role, Lisa is supporting the brand in setting action plans towards climate-neutrality and finding solutions for renewable energy throughout the supply chain.

Louisa Casson

Senior political strategist - Greenpeace UK

Luke Nicholls

Content director - edie

Luke is edie’s Content Director, responsible for overseeing our award-winning editorial team and helping to shape the content across all edie events, awards, leadership clubs and 30 Under 30 community.

Lysander Bickham

Founder and CEO - Leo's Box

Lysander set up Leo's Box at 16 during the summer after his GCSEs. Having learnt about the Sustainable Deveolpment Goals, he believed that business could play a role in making sustainable changes more available for all. This drove him to read more

Madeleine Gabriel

Sustainable future mission director - Nesta

Madeleine leads Nesta’s mission to create A Sustainable Future, which focuses on decarbonisation and economic recovery.Her team is setting up innovation projects and partnerships exploring how to reduce carbon emissions from homes and, in the wake of COVID-19, how to read more

Magali Anderson

Chief sustainability and innovation officer - Holcim

Magali Anderson, Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer of Holcim, is responsible for putting sustainability at the core of Holcim’s innovation pipeline but also of the company strategy and decision making. Magali joined Holcim in 2016 as Group Head of Health read more

Mardi McBrien

Managing director - IFRS Foundation

Mardi McBrien joined the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) as Managing Director in 2011 following a career spanning leadership roles in environmental campaigning, public-private partnership management, and public policy. Mardi is a member of the IFRS Foundations Technical Readiness Working read more

María Mendulice

CEO - We Mean Business Coalition

María Mendiluce is the CEO of the We Mean Business Coalition and has 25 years of experience in sustainable development, energy and climate action. The Coalition brings together seven leading international organizations: BSR, The B Team, CDP, Ceres, CLG Europe, read more

Maria Pontes

Director of programmes and partnerships - Earthwatch

Mark Cuddigan

CEO - Ellas Kithen

Mark joined Ella’s Kitchen in August 2011, drawn to a company whose founding mission is to improve children’s lives through developing healthy relationships with food. This purpose permeated throughout the business and continues to be a guiding principle today.  Mark read more

Marleen Oberheide

Privacy solutions engineer - OneTrust

Marleen Oberheide serves as a Privacy Solutions Engineer at OneTrust – the #1 most widely used privacy, security and trust technology platform. In her role, Marleen advises companies large and small on EU GDPR, California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Brazil LGPD, and hundreds read more

Martha Silcott

Inventor and founder - FabLittleBag

Martha started out as an IFA and built a successful portfolio of clients before moving into the world of financial services data; working at Experian, developing a new service, the Unclaimed Assets Register (reuniting people with their lost money held read more

Mary Child

Sustainability lead - Nespresso

Currently Sustainability Lead at Nespresso UK & ROI, Mary Child oversees the company’s sustainability initiatives – from developing and implementing Nespresso’s roadmap towards carbon neutrality by the end of 2022 in the UK and Republic of Ireland, to leading the read more

Matt Gorman

Head of sustainability - Heathrow

Matthew is Carbon Strategy Director for Heathrow in the newly formed Carbon, Communications and Communities department. He has been Sustainability & Environment Director at the airport for the last decade, leading the team that developed “Heathrow 2.0”, the airport’s  leadership read more

Matthew Vickers

CEO and chief ombudsman - Ombudsman Services

Matthew Vickers is Chief Executive and Chief Ombudsman of Ombudsman Services (OS), the UK’s energy and telecommunications ombudsman. OS provides independent dispute resolution which is open to consumers and microbusinesses in these key regulated sectors. OS works closely with government, read more

Mattie Yeta

Head of sustainability - Defra IT, UK Government

Mattie Yeta is the Head of Sustainability for Defra IT and a PhD researcher specialising in corporate sustainability and green economics and national recovery. She chairs the Defra e-Sustainability Alliance, a network of 300 private sector organisations working with the read more

Michael McGowan

Group sustainability manager - Ibstock

Michael McGowan MSc in Sustainability & Environmental Management from Stoke-on-Trent University.  45 years- experience in the manufacturing industry, experienced at group and program management, including direction of national-level operations. As Group Sustainability Manager for Ibstock plc we are currently driving read more

Mike Touernier

Carbon reduction expert - Achilles

Mike has an impressive domestic and international experience in Environmental Services and Carbon Management. He has been the Executive Director of the Carbon Market Institute, the Australian Peak Industry Body for Carbon Professionals, and has worked as General Manager Global read more

Natalia Agathou

Sustainability director - L’Oreal UK and Ireland

Natalia Agathou is the Sustainability Director for L’Oreal UK and Ireland, leading the business’ sustainability roadmap and building partnerships with external stakeholders to develop solutions for the sustainable transformation of the beauty industry. Natalia is an experienced sustainability professional with read more

Natalie Campbell

CEO - Belu

Natalie Fée

Founder and CEO - City to Sea

Natalie Fée is an award-winning environmentalist, author of How to Save the World for Free, speaker and Founder and CEO of City to Sea, a UK-based organisation running campaigns to stop plastic pollution at source.

Nazanin Moradi

Global sustainability transformation manager for Tetra Pak - Tetra Pak

Nazanin Moradi is Global Sustainability Transformation Manager for Tetra Pak. With more than 15 years’ experience in the sustainability arena, Nazanin is responsible for driving Tetra Pak’s sustainability agenda within multiple markets, working closely with customers, and building the company’s read more

Nicholas Daniel

Head of commercial sustainability - ClimatePartner

Nicholas Daniel is Head of Commercial Sustainability at ClimatePartner, supporting organisations to tackle the climate crisis with practical solutions. ClimatePartner operates globally with over 4,500 corporate clients; measuring carbon footprints, creating carbon reduction and Net-Zero strategies, through to procuring green read more