Lord Deben announced as Guest of Honour for Sustainability Leaders Awards 2022

The Sustainability Leaders Awards ceremony takes place as an in-person event at the Park Plaza London Westminster hotel on Wednesday 30 March 2022

Lord Deben will deliver the opening address to attendees at the Sustainability Leaders Awards, which celebrate the people and projects that are together transforming business and helping nations push towards net-zero emissions for good.

Lord Deben set up and now runs Sancroft, a Corporate Responsibility consultancy working with blue-chip companies around the world on environmental, social and ethical issues. Lord Deben is Chairman of the Climate Change Committee, Valpak Limited, and the Personal Investment Management & Financial Advisers Association.

He was the longest-serving Secretary of State for the Environment the UK has ever had (1993-97).  His sixteen years of top-level ministerial experience also include Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries & Food, Minister for London, Employment Minister and Paymaster General in HM Treasury.  He has consistently championed an identity between environmental concerns and business sense.   

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.

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).

Sustainability Leaders Forum

Additionally, the Sustainability Leaders Forum will now take place on 7-9 March, to allow for in-person discussions and co-creative workshops. 

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.

edie staff

Comments (1)

  1. Kim Warren says:

    Maybe an opportunity to ask Lord Deben why the CCC congratulates Govt for wholly inadequate progress and for announcing emission reduction targets that have no plans for their achievement, and largely ignores the 43% of UK driven emissions due to imports.

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