Sustainability Leaders Awards 2019: Final line-up confirmed

Environmentalist and television presenter Michaela Strachan, comedian Sara Pascoe and edie's own Guest of Honour Paul Polman will all appear at the revamped Sustainability Leaders Awards in less than two weeks' time.

Sustainability Leaders Awards 2019: Final line-up confirmed

The Awards take place 6 February at the Park Plaza

Now in their 12th year, the RSA-accredited Sustainability Leaders Awards have undergone a major revamp, with a host of new categories and judges, a new Awards venue, and a new Mission Possible theme – making 6 February 2019 the biggest night of the sustainable business calendar.

To mark the occasion, Springwatch presenter Michaela Strachan will act as compere for the night, while comedian Sara Pascoe will also appear to act as the night’s entertainment. As revealed last week, Paul Polman, who recently stepped down after 10 years as chief executive of Unilever, will appear as the official Guest of Honour.


During the ceremony, which takes place at Park Plaza Westminster, Polman will provide his insights and advice for sustainability professionals based on his decade in charge of Unilever, which emerged as a sustainable business behemoth under his leadership. 

Following Polman’s appearance, both Strachan and Pascoe will be on hand to help celebrate best-practice sustainability across 20 awards. Sitting alongside well-established Awards favourites – including the all-important Sustainability Leader, Energy Management Leader and Employee Engagement & Behaviour Change awards – edie has introduced SEVEN new categories for 2019.

These new categories include the CSR Engagement/Marketing Campaign of the Year; Circular Economy Innovation of the Year; Team of the Year; and the Rising Sustainability Star Award. 

This year’s shortlist is made up of 131 people, projects, products and organisations that are together redefining what it means to be a sustainable, ethical and responsible business.


The 2019 Awards are being aligned with Mission Possible – edie’s new campaign which seeks to empower and inspire sustainability, energy and resource efficiency professionals to achieve a sustainable future for their business.

Two new ‘Mission Possible’-themed categories have been developed – the Mission Possible: Mobility Award and the Mission Possible: The Built Environment Award – to organisations that are willing to take bold actions to achieve a sustainable future in these key areas. Meanwhile, the coveted Sustainable Business of the Year Award has also been given a Mission Possible revamp. 

BOOK YOUR TABLE at the Sustainability Leaders Awards 2019

From single places for the drinks reception and dinner all the way through to a full VIP front-row experience complete with a magnum of Champagne, there are a variety of options to choose from to ensure you are able to witness Paul Polman’s address first-hand and celebrate with the very best of sustainable business at the Sustainability Leaders Awards 2019.

The Awards ceremony takes place at Park Plaza London Westminster on Wednesday 6 February 2019, and will include drinks receptions, dinner and a wide selection of entertainment. Avoid disappointment by booking now to guarantee the tickets you want. BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE.

The Sustainability Leaders Awards also coincides with edie’s flagship sustainability conference, the Sustainability Leaders Forum, taking place on the Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 February 2019 at the Business Design Centre, London. Find out more about the Forum here.

edie staff

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