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Rachel Woolliscroft, board member, ICRS (left)and compere Julia Bradbury present Steve Burgess with the award

What makes a sustainability leader? Meet Rising Star Steve Burgess

With the 2021 Sustainability Leaders Awards entry deadline approaching, this new feature series showcases the achievements of the 2020 winners and reveals their secrets to success. Up next: The winner of our Rising Sustainability Star Award, Selfridges' environment manager Steve Burgess.

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

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.

The report will prove a valuable resource for all within the sustainability and energy profession, regardless of sector or seniority level

edie launches 30 Under 30: Class of 2019 report, showcasing the sustainability leaders of the future

edie has today (18 February) published its 30 Under 30: Class of 2019 report, showcasing the success stories of its inaugural class of future sustainability leaders and recapping the group's calls to business action.

The Playbook is available for all edie readers to download as a 14-page, interactive PDF

2020 Playbook: edie launches career-boosting guide for energy and sustainability professionals

edie has today (24 January) published the brand-new 2020 Playbook for Energy and Sustainability Professionals, a 10-point guide to embodying 'excellence' and furthering your professional and personal development.

Rhea has been with NHS Property Services, where she works as one half of a two-person CSR team, for a year

Meet edie's 30 Under 30 Class of 2019: Rhea Horlock, NHS Property Services

This series profiles the members of edie's 30 Under 30 - a nomination-based community of 30 hugely talented young sustainability and energy professionals who have already achieved great things or are showing fantastic promise. Next up: Rhea Horlock, CSR manager at NHS Property services.

Olivia started at Fashion Lab before joining Whitbread

Meet edie's 30 Under 30 class of 2019: Olivia Murphy, Whitbread

This new series profiles the members of edie's 30 Under 30 - a nomination-based community of 30 hugely talented young sustainability and energy professionals who have already achieved great things or are showing fantastic promise. Next up: Olivia Murphy, sustainability manager at hospitality giant Whitbread.

Download the entry guide at the bottom of this story for more information about the awards

Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020: Meet the judges

With the 2020 Sustainability Leaders Awards now open for entries, edie takes a closer look at the esteemed panel of judges who will be presiding over this year's entries.

Before moving to Wessex Water in 2017, Olivia worked for EcoSurety while studying part-time for her masters

Meet edie's 30 Under 30 Class of 2019: Olivia Green, Wessex Water

This new series profiles the members of edie's 30 Under 30 - a nomination-based community of 30 hugely talented young sustainability and energy professionals who have already achieved great things or are showing fantastic promise. Next up: Olivia Green, sustainability coordinator at Wessex Water.

If you are an aspiring sustainability, energy or environmental professional who is aged under 30 (as of 31 December 2018), you can apply to be part of the edie 30 Under 30 today

Nominations for edie's '30 Under 30' campaign close TODAY AT 5PM

Ambitious young sustainability and energy professionals have until 5pm today to apply for 30 Under 30 - an all-new networking programme created by edie for the next generation of business leaders to share ideas and further their careers.

Experts or the Crowd: Who should we listen to?

As CRS professionals we can be overwhelmed with advice from experts and the crowd. We manage complex and often emotive issues, ranging from climate change to human rights violations. How can we make sound decisions when stakeholder opinions might be widely different? Recently the ICRS Annual Debate asked the question 'experts vs. the crowd: whose voice should responsible organisations prioritise?'

The deadline for nominations is this Friday, 18 January 2019

Nominations for edie's '30 Under 30' campaign close THIS FRIDAY

Ambitious young sustainability and energy professionals have until this Friday, 18 January, to apply for 30 Under 30 - an all-new networking programme created by edie for the next generation of business leaders to share ideas and further their careers.

Future gazing the role of the sustainability profession

It's a tricky thing, predicting the future. So, before looking forward let us reflect upon on what changes we've seen in the CRS profession over the last 20 years. There's no doubt we are a profession that is growing in maturity, and yet still evolving.

(L-R): ICRS chair Anita Longley and Futerra co-founder Solitaire Townsend sit down with edie's Matt Mace in the second episode of the Mission Possible sofa interviews

Video On the Mission Possible sofa with Futerra's Solitaire Townsend and ICRS's Anita Longley

The second episode of our new sustainable business chat show sees Futerra's co-founder Solitaire Townsend joined by Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS) chair Anita Longley to discuss the sustainability leaders of tomorrow.

What does ‘New Power’ mean for business?

I've attended a couple of events recently where some particularly strong themes were evident. Everything came back to fundamental shifts in power and the trend towards participation and collaboration - all intrinsically linked and it's since led me to reflect on what this all means for business.

Unleashing the next wave of sustainable business leaders

At this month's edie Live conference in Birmingham, I'll be joining a panel to discuss how we encourage more businesses to join the green revolution. I was pleased to be asked, because the question of how we support and develop sustainable business leaders is something - in my new role as ICRS Chair - I am closely concerned with.


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