edie Awards 2023: Shortlist of finalists revealed

Congratulations to all who made the shortlist

Now in its 16th year, the world’s largest sustainable business awards scheme champions bold and brilliant climate leadership. From the best net-zero carbon programmes through to cutting-edge product innovations – winning an edie Award empowers teams, inspires stakeholders and accelerates sustainable business growth.

Our panel of 25 expert judges recently convened for a full day of judging where they whittled down almost 500 entries to a shortlist of around 200 finalists across 24 categories. This includes new categories such as the Net-Zero Innovation of the Year alongside returning favourites such as Partnership & Collaboration of the Year, and the coveted Lloyds Bank Sustainable Business of the Year.

The shortlist of finalists was revealed by live video stream earlier today (7 December). Watch the video announcement here.

The Sustainability Leaders Awards ceremony, which will reveal our winners, takes place as an in-person event at the Park Plaza London Westminster hotel on Thursday 30 March 2023. Table bookings are now open and can be booked here (premium tables are limited).

Congratulations to our Sustainability Leaders Awards finalists, listed below.

edie Awards 2023: The finalists

Building/ Infrastructure Project of the Year 

  • Grosvenor – Holbein Gardens
  • Hines – aer
  • FORE Partnership – Cadworks, Glasgow
  • CBRE, Lazari Investments, MoreySmith and TBA Engineers – Henrietta House Reimagined
  • S2E Technologies – EVE Park London
  • Screwfix – Screwfix Air Source Heat Pump Project

Sustainable Business Leader of the Year 

  • Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar
  • Anna Lungley, Dentsu International
  • Rebeca Minguela, Clarity AI
  • George Sandilands, Sage
  • Andrea Sullivan, Bank of America

Circular Economy Innovation of the Year 

  • BASF Geraniol Extra BMBcertTM
  • CCm Technologies – Net-zero fertiliser production
  • Connected Energy – Second life battery energy storage systems
  • N2S – Infinity Loop
  • Holcim – A world first: Holcim produces 100% recycled clinker
  • JLL – 20 Water Street
  • Lifesaver Power – Power for Good
  • Ramco UK – Working together to power the circular economy
  • Riverford Organic Farmers – Closed Loop Home Compostable Packaging Collection Service

Consultancy of the Year 

  • Anthesis Group
  • Blurred
  • Carbon Limiting Technologies
  • Chronos Sustainability
  • Futerra
  • Jacobs
  • Junxion Strategy
  • Volans

Employee Engagement & Behaviour Change Initiative of the Year 

  • Capgemini – Climate Circles: Big Conversations for a Brighter Future
  • CBRE – Making Sustainability Everybody’s Property
  • Costain, Vinci and Bachy Soletanche – Fuel Efficiency Improvements through Anti-Idling Campaign
  • Football Association of Slovenia – The first sustainable sports match in the history of Slovenia
  • NatWest and Giki Zero – Amplifying voices and making an impact in a global organisation
  • Lloyds Banking Group – 3Ps of Sustainable Travel – Purpose, Planet and Planning
  • Polestar – Cost & CO2 reduction event
  • SUEZ recycling and recovery UK – The sustainability champions network
  • TLT – Net Zero 2040

Energy Project of the Year  

  • Bluewater Shopping Centre – LED Lighting Replacement Programme
  • Grid Edge – Norton Way Energy Flex Project
  • Jersey Electricity – MyJE app
  • Lloyds Banking Group in partnership with Mitie – Connected Branches
  • Lunar Energy – Gridshare software unlocking grid flexibility for UK Power Networks
  • Mitie – Ground-breaking Solar Car Port, Rooftop Solar and Battery Storage system at Portsmouth International Ports
  • OVO Energy Tracker
  • Powerstar Battery Energy Storage System – Rotherham General Hospital
  • The Midcounties Co-operative – Driving energy efficiency and growing community energy

ESG Investor of the Year 

  • Arowana
  • Clean Growth Fund
  • Hines
  • Thrive Renewables

Lloyds Bank Sustainable Business of the Year 

  • Brabners
  • E.ON UK
  • EY
  • IES
  • Natura &Co
  • RS Group
  • The Wellbeing Farm
  • TLT
  • Vodafone UK

Marketing/Customer Engagement Campaign of the Year 

  • EDF – Powering the Food and Drink Sector to Net Zero
  • First Bus – Official COP26 Bus depot of the future showcase event
  • Global Action Plan and Virgin Media O2 – Supercharging the climate conversation
  • ITV – Little Changes, Big Impact
  • Procter & Gamble Home Care – Cascade’s Dirty Little Secret: “Doing It Every Night to save water AND energy!”
  • TEAM LEWIS and Schneider Electric – Powering Change
  • Teck Resources – Copper & Health
  • WWF UK in partnership with Sodexo UK & Ireland – Plant + by Finer Diner

Nature and Biodiversity Project of the Year 

  • Cadogan – Heritage Forest
  • CGI and Project Seagrass
  • DP World Yarimca Port & Terminals – Yellow Gorgon Transplantation and Conservation
  • ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth – Socio-Economic & Sustainable Livelihood at Sariska Tiger Reserve
  • Spirax-Sarco Engineering and Nature Positive – Taking a ‘nature positive’ approach
  • Severn Trent Water – Moor Water (Moors for the Future Partnership)
  • The Rivers Trust, Wyre Rivers Trust and Triodos Bank – Wyre Natural Flood Management Investment Readiness project
  • The Woodland Trust and Simple – Ancient Woodland Restoration

Net-Zero Carbon Strategy of the Year 

  • EY – UK Net Zero Strategy
  • Fleet Street – Revolution Bars Group: Becoming a Hospitality Industry Leader on Net Zero
  • Grosvenor – Think Zero
  • Isle Utilities – The Trial Reservoir
  • Kimberly-Clark – UK 100% Renewable Energy Strategy
  • Mitie – Plan Zero
  • Muntons in partnership with AMP Clean Energy – Muntons’ Net Zero Strategy
  • Vodafone – Net Zero Carbon Strategy

Net-Zero Innovation of the Year   

  • Lightfoot
  • Boss Cabins – Deep Green sustainable welfare
  • Collida – Living prototype homes
  • CCm Technologies – Net-zero fertiliser production
  • Emergent – The LEAF Coalition
  • GeoPura – Displacing Diesel Generators with Green Hydrogen Power Units
  • Chivas Brothers – Mechanical Vapour Recompression (MVR) technology for distillation
  • Morgan Sindall Group – Growing Natural Capital
  • OVO Energy Tracker

Net-Zero Leader of the Year  

  • David Farebrother, Bouygues Energies and Services Solutions
  • Beverley Gower-Jones, Clean Growth Fund
  • Andy Haigh, Grosvenor
  • Julian Keites, Green Biofuels
  • Philip Kyeremanteng, Nuvia
  • Oliver Novakovic, Barratt Developments
  • Carol Somper, JRP Solutions
  • Alessandro Trematerra, Longevity Partners
  • Lara Young, Cromwell Property Group, formerly Costain

Partnership and Collaboration of the Year 

  • Better Buildings Partnership – BBP Climate Commitment
  • Burðardygd – The Faroese Sustainable Business Initiative (Burðardygt Vinnulív)
  • FAIRR Initiative – Sustainable Proteins Engagement
  • Zero Carbon Forum
  • Hubbub and Virgin Media O2 – Community Calling
  • The Rivers Trust and The Coca-Cola Foundation – Replenish 2020-2023
  • UK Power Networks – Optimise Primse
  • Volans, Re:Pattern and APPG on Fair Business Banking – The Bankers for Net Zero (B4NZ)
  • Yorkshire Building Society and Citizen Advice – Providing free, face-to-face independent advice

Product Innovation of the Year 

  • 3ti Energy Hubs – Papilio3, pop-up mini solar car park & EV charging hub
  • Arçelik – FiberCatcher®
  • Boss Cabins – Deep Green sustainable welfare
  • Alpine Group – GreenFuze Circle
  • Innolith – I-STATE
  • Metasphere – ART Sewer IoT Wastewater Level Monitoring solution
  • Sherwin-Williams valPure V70
  • Smarti Environmental Vortex Triple-Seal-Valve (TSV)
  • Aggregate Industries – ECOPact Prime AS

Product Innovation of the Year: Software, systems and services 

  • EcoVadis – Carbon Action Module
  • Emergent – The LEAF Coalition
  • EVORA Global – SIERA
  • International Business Machines Corporation – IBM LinuxONE Emperor 4
  • LitterLotto App
  • OnGen Expert
  • OVO Energy Tracker
  • Robert Walters Group – Recruitment Inclusivity Audit
  • Sage – Sage Earth

Rising Sustainability Star 

  • Henry Cawson, Arriva Rail London
  • Julia Haggstrom , Arup
  • Justin Imiola, Anthesis
  • James Manning, Grosvenor
  • Lewis Richards, JLL
  • Elisabeth Rochford, Virgin Media O2
  • Samantha Shea, Gemserv
  • Sophie Taylor, ClimatePartner UK
  • Hanna Westling, Anthesis

SME of the Year 

  • Cora
  • CottonConnect
  • Gander
  • HumanForest
  • Kensa Utilities
  • Meadfleet
  • NewGen Surgical
  • Searious Business
  • Seep

Social Sustainability, Diversity & Inclusion  

  • Andron Facilities Management – Inclusive Futures: Breaking down barriers to employment
  • Capgemini and CodeYourFuture – Digital Academy partnership offering socially excluded individuals access to tech careers
  • CMS and Young Citizens – Climate action: using the law to drive change
  • Princes – Social sustainability in Italian Tomatoes
  • Avon – VAWG (Violence Against Women and Girls)
  • Robert Walters Group – Recruitment Inclusivity Audit
  • SUEZ recycling and recovery UK – The Renew Hub
  • Vodafone UK – everyone.connected

Sustainability Leader of the Year 

  • Bukky Bird, Barratt Developments
  • Susanne Etti, Intrepid Travel
  • Janet Hughes, Agria Pet Insurance
  • Jennifer Kelly, Chester Zoo
  • Stuart McLachlan, Anthesis Group
  • Fiona Morgan, SailGP
  • Jessica Pilz, Fiera Real Estate
  • Sandrine Ricard, Chivas Brothers and Pernod Ricard
  • Ben Wielgus, Informa

Sustainability Reporting & Communications 

  • Abel & Cole – 2021 Sustainability Report
  • Informa, Falcon Windsor, Luminous and Bureau Veritas – Informa Sustainability Report
  • JLEN Environmental Assets Group – Sustainability & ESG Report
  • Kingfisher – “Better Homes, Better World” Responsible Business Report 2021/22
  • Microsoft and Radley Yeldar – Microsoft 2021 Environmental Sustainability Report
  • Mondi and Radley Yeldar – Mondi’s 2021 Sustainable Development Reporting Suite
  • National Grid and Luminous – National Grid’s Sustainability Communications
  • Nationwide Building Society – Nationwide’s Climate-related Financial Disclosures 2022
  • Polestar – LCA & Product sustainability declarations

Team of the Year 

  • Anglian Water – Strategic Pipeline Alliance
  • Bywaters – The Green Gurus
  • EY
  • GC Business Growth Hub – Sustainability & Net-Zero Team
  • JLL
  • NI Water Catchment Team
  • Oxygen Conservation
  • UK100
  • Virgin Media O2

Transport/Fleet Management Project of the Year 

  • Evri – Parcel Delivery That Doesn’t Cost The Earth
  • First Bus – Transforming the UK’s largest bus depot into the UK’s largest EV charging hub
  • First Mile – Innovation and investment for a net-zero fleet
  • Mitie’s electric vehicle transition
  • Porterbrook, Chiltern Railways and Rolls-Royce – HybridFLEX
  • SMS eco fleet mindful delivery
  • Vodafone Automotive Fleet Solution
  • Willmott Dixon’s Sustainable Transport Scheme

Water, Waste & Resource Management   

  • Barratt Developments – Waste Reduction Team
  • DuPont Water Solutions – Closed Circuit Reverse Osmosis
  • ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth – Lake Rejuvenation & Watershed Management at Alkoda, Karnataka, India
  • Kontoor Brands (Lee & Wrangler) – Indigood® Program
  • Nomura and ISS
  • Southern Water and Savewatersavemoney – GetWaterFit
  • Ulker’s Zero Journey

Commenting on the announcement of this year’s finalists, edie’s content director Luke Nicholls said: “COP27 and COP15 have underlined just how important business leadership is when it comes to accelerating climate action and reversing biodiversity loss.

“Nowhere is this leadership more evident than on our edie Awards shortlist. Despite battling through the perfect storm of Covid-19, conflict and the cost of living crisis, all of this year’s finalists have shifted from talking about a net-zero carbon, just transition to actually delivering it – at scale and at pace.

“On behalf of the entire edie team, I would like to congratulate all of our finalists – we can’t wait to celebrate with you on 30 March at the Park Plaza London Westminster.”

BOOK YOUR TABLE at the edie Awards 2023

From single places for the drinks reception and dinner through to a full Platinum Table front-row experience – there are a variety of options to choose from to ensure you are able to celebrate with the very best of sustainable business at the edie Awards 2023.

Our glittering Awards ceremony takes place at Park Plaza London Westminster on Thursday 30 March 2023, and will include drinks receptions, guest speakers, dinner and a wide selection of entertainment. Avoid disappointment by booking now to guarantee the tickets you want.



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