This week we found out the amazing news that not only has Trudy has been nominated for CEO of the Year category for the People and Environment Achievement Business Awards, but she has made the final which will be held at the Orangery Kensington Palace on the 26th of January.
Chief Executive Officer of the Year Award
This award is for a visionary CEO who most clearly demonstrates an outstanding commitment to sustainability in their market. The judges will take into account the personal contribution of the CEO to the organisation’s growth or robust market share, competitive positioning, as well as sound commercial results. This will all be built on a foundation of outstanding green credentials, together with a sound grasp of what is needed in the future.
The People and Environment Achievement Business Awards (PEABs)
Celebrate how green initiatives can be good for business as well as the planet. The new Awards will showcase excellence and innovation as demonstrated by an individual or team within an organisation of any shape or size, whether from the public and private sector, whose contribution to the “greening” of UK businesses has been genuinely effective.
The Awards recognise the exceptional leadership and vision that make a lasting impression and whose best practice and key strategies might inspire others in the future. They will highlight the people who are creating Britain’s greenest businesses, who understand and respect the planet’s precious resources and are prepared to make changes today to improve future well-being.
Hosted by King Lion Media is association with GREEN Magazine, the quarterly magazine distributed by the Guardian, this awards ceremony honours those who have demonstrated the importance of sustainability within business.
“The PEA Business Awards look for the real innovators–the teams and individuals who are driving new models of business. If this is a moment where the business sector has to respond rapidly to the social, environment and economic crises we confront, the PEA Business Awards celebrate the catalysts.”
Leo Johnson, Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Sustainability & Climate Change & Chairman of Pea Business Awards Judges
Is a Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Sustainability and Climate Change team. He is also co-founder of Sustainable Finance Ltd, which advises over 50 international financial institutions around the risks and opportunities of sustainability, and is now a part of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Group.
Deborah joined the panel of investors for series three of the BBC2 program ‘Dragons’ Den’ and has since invested in a number of businesses, ranging from Market Research to online Antiques valuations. Most recently she stepped in to acquire Fox Brothers, a Historic Textile firm based in the South West which was on the verge of closure. Deborah says, ‘As an active and passionate supporter of environmental initiatives I’m delighted to be a judge of the inaugural People and Environmental Achievement Business Awards. We are looking for the role models of the future, those who will show the direction of travel for creating sustainable businesses.’
A well known environmental campaigner, writer and independent sustainability adviser. He is a Special Adviser to the Prince of Wales’ International Sustainability Unit and a Senior Associate with the Cambridge University Program for Sustainability Leadership, where he works as a member of the teaching faculty and is developing a new programme on natural capital and ecosystem services.
Alex Lambie is a business development consultant with a strong commitment to social and environmental responsibility. He founded the UK’s first fashionable fairtrade organic clothing company. He writes on social and environmental issues for The Big Issue and Green Magazine and gives “green expert” opinion for TV and Radio.
In 1991, Jo co-founded Green & Black’s organic chocolate, with husband Craig Sams and now owns Judges Bakery in her hometown of Hastings. For eight years, Jo chaired the Health Products Standards Committee for the Soil Association, helping to set the standards for organic beauty care in the UK.
Is a pioneer and committed supporter of all things organic and natural. She is the founder of Jo Wood Organics, a successful and award winning organic fragrance and beauty range and lives in Kingston, London.
Paul is Lloyds Banking Group’s Community Investment & Sustainable Development Director.