Fresh wave of speakers confirmed for flagship Sustainability Leaders Forum

With edie's Sustainability Leaders Forum now moved to March, experts including the Government's lead on the COP26 Nature Campaign, David Saddington, and Forum for the Future's chief executive, Sally Uren, have all been confirmed as speakers, with early bird rates still available for delegates.

Fresh wave of speakers confirmed for flagship Sustainability Leaders Forum

A host of expert speakers will take to the stage during the Sustainability Leaders Forum

In light of the ongoing concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic, edie’s award-winning Sustainability Leaders Forum and Awards was moved from early February to March, to ensure collaboration and celebration can take place in person.

The Sustainability Leaders Forum will now take place on 7-9 March, to allow for in-person discussions and co-creative workshops. The Sustainability Leaders Awards has also been moved to 30 March. These two flagship events will form the basis of a month of leadership-themed content on edie.

As such, the early bird deadline has also been moved. Sustainability professionals wishing to book their place at the award-winning Sustainability Leaders Forum can view booking options for the early bird rates, which close this Friday (4 February). Click here for more information.

With the move of date, edie has been able to confirm new speakers to an already stellar line-up of sustainability experts. During the two-day event delegates will be able to hear from David Saddington, head of the COP26 Nature Campaign at BEIS, Dr Sally Uren OBE, the chief executive at Forum for the Future, Volans founder John Elkington, We Mean Business Coalition’s chief executive Maria Mendulice, and many more. 

Speakers range from business leaders to sustainability professionals steering new and ambitious climate strategies, alongside a host of experts from NGOs and academical facilities across the sustainability spectrum.

Under the ambition of Time to Transform, the multi-award-winning Sustainability Leaders Forum will take place at the Business Design Centre in London’s Islington on 7-9 March.

The event will offer up the most diverse and inspirational speaker programme to date, with an enhanced focus on championing disruptive, purpose-led business models, nature-based solutions, and youth empowerment.


The Sustainability Leaders Forum 2022 forum will feature an array of powerful keynote talks from global industry leaders, dynamic panel discussions, never-before-seen sustainability case studies, interactive and co-creative workshops.

Crucially, the Sustainability Leaders Forum will offer a ‘virtual’ ticket, blend the best of the in-person event experience with interactive digital benefits. VIEW THE TICKET OPTIONS HERE.

Sustainability Leaders Awards

Now in its 15th year, the world’s largest sustainable business awards scheme champions bold and brilliant climate leadership. From the best net-zero carbon programmes through to cutting-edge product innovations – winning an edie Sustainability Leaders Award empowers teams, inspires stakeholders and accelerates sustainable business growth.

Our panel of 30 expert judges recently convened for a full day of judging where they whittled down more than 300 entries to a shortlist of 135 finalists across 23 categories. This includes some new categories that were added to widen the scope of the 2022 Awards – including the Partnership & Collaboration of the Year, and the Nature & Biodiversity Project of the Year.  

Following the initial publication of the shortlisted entries on 23 November, edie has now published a free-to-download report providing more information on each of the shortlisted leaders, teams, initiatives and innovations. 

— Click here to download our new ‘Meet the Finalists’ report — 

The Sustainability Leaders Awards ceremony, which will reveal our winners, now takes place as an in-person event at the Park Plaza London Westminster hotel on Wednesday 30 March 2022. It is highly recommended that you book your place at the Awards as soon as you are able to (premium tables are limited).

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