Meet edie's 30 Under 30 Class of 2020: We unveil the next generation of sustainability leaders

Aspiring young sustainability, CSR and energy professionals from the likes of Unilever, Marks & Spencer and Hammerson have been unveiled as members of edie's 30 Under 30 initiative for 2020.

For each place in the Class of 2020, edie received three applications, making judging extremely tight 

For each place in the Class of 2020, edie received three applications, making judging extremely tight 

The edie 30 Under 30 is a nomination-based membership community of 30 talented sustainability and energy professionals, aged 30 and under, who have already achieved great things or are showing fantastic promise.

It was first launched in 2018, when edie put out a call for youthful visionaries keen to become members of the initiative’s inaugural 2019 cohort. The call to action attracted more than three applicants for every place available.

This year, even more nominations were made, with young professionals keen to develop their skills, network and knowledge in an era of unprecedented climate activism.

After an initial round of judging by edie and its 30 Under 30 partners Global Action Plan and the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS), 30 individuals representing organisations across the UK were selected to form the 'Class of 2020'.

Each of the new members will benefit from access to bespoke content and events over the coming 12 months, beginning with an exclusive launch and networking event in London next month.

The 30 Under 30 Class of 2020:

(Names and job titles correct as of February 2020)

Lucie Agass, sustainability manager, OVO Energy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Ayton, sustainable development manager, Willmott Dixon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Barrett, assistant sustainability and responsible sourcing manager, John Lewis Partnership

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hannah Biggs, sustainability projects lead, University College London (UCL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Blackwell, utilities and carbon reporting manager, Sainsbury’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amali Bunter, senior responsible sourcing manager, Lidl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hollie Clark, CR manager, Aldi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julie Dang, CSR programme coordinator, Canary Wharf Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica Foster, group energy manager, Steinhoff UK Group Properties Ltd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jay Ham, sustainability programme manager, Investec

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pavan Juttla, sustainability manager, Multiplex Construction Europe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nasrin Khanom, environment and sustainability manager, University of West London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oliver Knowles, R&D manager, Marks & Spencer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Landsburgh, environmental sustainability manager, Wills Bros Civil Engineering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sam McCarthy, sustainability manager, Nando’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Neale, energy and environment manager, Hammerson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natalie Orde, sustainability business partner, Grosvenor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Oroko, sustainability manager, Matthew Algie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Palmer, sustainability manager, Wienerberger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marta Perricone, group manufacturing sustainability manager, Unilever

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samantha Preston, behaviour change officer, Nottingham City Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlotte Pumford, sustainability manager, Vivobarefoot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dominic Pybus, energy manager, UK Parliament

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thom Rawson, sustainability manager, Heathrow Airport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abigail Smith, environment and energy manager, Arriva Rail London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Statham, sustainability manager, Carlsberg UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faye Tester, environment manager, SGN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Wakely, lead sustainability project manager, Dyson Technology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miriam Webb, sustainability engagement manager, University of Gloucestershire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosie Wollacott, group sustainability manager, Mulberry

 

 

 

 

 

What the judges said:

After judging this year's entries, Global Action Plan's strategic account director Charlotte West: “Now more than ever the corporate sustainability profession requires critical thinking, reflection, a passion for social and environmental justice, a thirst to challenge and demand better and sophisticated business acumen.

"This cohort of bright young things represents those qualities and should give us hope that CR and sustainability can be a force for change at the pace required. I urge the Class to collaborate as a group, take risks and keep redefining what it means to be a sustainable business.” 

Anita Longley, chair of ICRS – which is offering free membership to this year's successful applicants – added: "edie’s 30 under 30 candidates are an inspiration.  Now in its second year, the judging gets even harder as we see a growth in talented CRS professionals who are making a real impact. 

"They bring a diverse range of experiences across many different sectors. It’s important that they are given a platform to share ideas on how to tackle the challenges ahead.

"Congratulations to all the new members.  I look forward to welcoming you to our dynamic network of CRS professionals at the ICRS. Working together, we can harness our ideas and turn sustainability aspirations into reality." 

edie Staff



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