BusinessGreen Leaders Awards 2019: Open for entries

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BusinessGreen Leaders Awards 2019: Open for entries

Now in their ninth year, the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards provide pioneering businesses with the perfect opportunity to showcase their sustainability efforts

BusinessGreen is today officially launching the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards 2019 and calling on the UK business community to seize the opportunity to showcase their inspiring sustainability efforts, cutting-edge clean technology deployments, and trail-blazing green business model innovation.

The theme of this year's awards is ambition, in recognition of the boldness and determination that now defines all the best green businesses, projects, and initiatives.

Whether it is the construction of a net zero emission economy, the embrace of circular resource models, the adoption of science based emissions targets and 100 per cent renewables goals, the roll out of clean technologies, the development of divestment or environmental, social, and governance investment plans, or the pursuit of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, green business strategies are all characterised by a remarkably bullish vision to transform the global economy within a generation.

Now in their ninth year, the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards will take place on the evening of June 26 at The Brewery in central London and will seek to celebrate and highlight that economy-shaping ambition.

The aim of the gala dinner and awards ceremony is, as ever, to shine a spotlight on the very best of this era-defining transition and raise the profile of those businesses, projects, and individuals who embody the ambition required to drive the next phase of green economic development.

"The BusinessGreen Leaders Awards are the must-attend celebration of the best of the UK's burgeoning green economy and a unique opportunity to highlight the excitement and vibrancy of this most important of sectors," said BusinessGreen editor-in-chief James Murray. "BusinessGreen is for the green economy and the aim of the awards is to demonstrate how businesses large and small from across multiple industries are leading the way in their pursuit of true sustainability."

The BusinessGreen Leaders Awards are free to enter to any business or organisation with a presence in the UK. However, in order to invest in hosting the awards the entry terms and conditions require all shortlisted firms to commit to attending the event. Entrants are advised to check they have the time and budget to attend the awards evening on June 26 before completing their submission.

Last year's awards saw around 600 senior executives from across the green economy come together to celebrate the sector's many achievements and hear keynote speeches from Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry and chair of the Environmental Audit Committee Mary Creagh.

This year's BusinessGreen Leaders Awards offers businesses, projects, and individuals the chance to enter a range of categories, including Renewable Energy Project of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Leader of the Year, and Company of the Year, as well as new categories such as Environmental, Social, and Governance Investor of the Year, and Waste-Tackling Project of the Year.

Entries will be considered by our independent panel of expert judges, which features high profile figures and experts from across the green economy. 

The deadline for entries for this year's awards is Friday March 15.

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