Why does Ashridge support edie's Sustainability Leaders Awards?

On 19 November 2015, Ashridge Business School faculty member Chris Nichols presented edie's Sustainability Leader of the Year Award to Estelle Brachlianoff of French waste management firm, Veolia.

Chris Nichols, tutor on the Ashridge MSc in Sustainability and Responsibility and also one of the judges at the awards ceremony, did not have it easy choosing among the six finalists.

Among the latter were individuals who have contributed greatly for driving the sustainability agenda of food and beverage companies, telecom, consulting, investment, waste management firms. Their senior leaders have started a revolution by changing the core of business models, some of them being exceptional women whose determination has raised the profile of sustainability at a business and system level.

“All six finalists share a vision and passion to see business done differently and have the pragmatic determination to make organisational changes that actually stick in reality. Creating sustainable leadership is at the heart of the Ashridge Masters in Sustainability and Responsibility and many other Ashridge programmes. Therefore, we are delighted to celebrate these leaders as finalists of edie’s Sustainability Leaders Awards”, Chris Nichols said.

At the heart of these success stories is engagement. We see these people engaging senior management, customers, employees, government because they recognise that in order to achieve sustainable innovation, all parts of the business eco-system need to work together.

About Ashridge Business School

Ashridge Business School was one of the first business school worldwide to create a Sustainability research centre in 1996. Holding a triple AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS accreditation, the school incorporates sustainable development and learning objectives in the content and assessment methods of its Masters, open and customised programmes. Specialising in sustainable leadership, each year the school works with over 6,000 managers from 850 organisations in 60 countries.

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