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Grosvenor is delighted to announce the launch of the Grosvenor Sustainability Awards, celebrating the businesses across Mayfair and Belgravia working hard to pave the way towards a more sustainable future.
Established in 2021, the Grosvenor Sustainability Awards were created to reflect the increasing opportunity for property owners and occupiers to partner to build a better, more sustainable future. Through highlighting the sustainability champions in the area, we can accelerate change, knowledge sharing and collaboration between individual businesses and Grosvenor, as well as between businesses.
Examples initiatives or business approaches:
You are not limited to any of the above examples, the more innovative and unique the initiative or business approach the better. To help you with your entry make sure you read through the categories and judging criteria.
Category winners will be selected from all submissions, with only one entry allowed per business. You may wish to tailor your entry to a particular category using the descriptions below:
Sustainability Leader: The overall winner of Grosvenor Sustainability Award 2022 will go to the business leading the way in their work on sustainability, approaching environmental and social issues holistically and considering how they can change the operations of their business.
Carbon Cutter: The winner of the Carbon Cutter category will show commitment to aligning with the latest climate science of emissions required to keep below temperature threshold.
Supplier Collaborator: The winner of the Supplier Collaborator category will demonstrate how they have engaged with their suppliers to work together on a common goal. This could include purposefully selecting those suppliers who are ethically and environmentally aligned with the businesses’ vision.
Circularity Champion: The winner of the Circularity Champion use category will demonstrate how they have adopted circular principles, such as sharing, reusing, reducing waste & using alternative materials.
Community Contributor: The winner of the Community Contributor category will have engaged with their wider community and be actively working to promote wellbeing, build connections and create opportunities.
Sustainability Leader winner: £5000 credit awarded to your Grosvenor account
All other categories: each awarded £1000 credit awarded to Grosvenor account
Diana Verde Nieto is the Co-Founder and CEO of Positive Luxury, a company helping brands adapt to the new sustainability economy. Founded in partnership with Karen Hanton MBE, founder of toptable.com, the two trailblazing entrepreneurs combined their experience and knowledge to use technology to demystify sustainability and positively communicate a brand’s actions directly to the consumer.
Diana’s entrepreneurial spirit has driven innovation in the way that brands communicate their commitment to social and environmental sustainability, enabling organisations to unlock the value of their investment in this area. Diana is a globally recognised figure in the sustainability field, honoured by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2011 and subsequently being trained by former US Vice President, Al Gore. Diana founded the first international sustainability consultancy in 2002 and serves on many advisory boards, frequently teaches at Cambridge Judge School and Oxford Saïd School and was recently given an honorary professorship at Glasgow Caledonian University.
Tor Burrows is Executive Director of Sustainability & Innovation for Grosvenor Property UK. She oversees the delivery of its 2030 environmental goals, including its net zero carbon and offsetting commitments, as well as its social impact strategy and innovation programme. The sustainability team were awarded edie’s ‘Team of the Year’ in 2022.
Beyond the UK property business, Tor is also leading the development of a Grosvenor-wide carbon reduction strategy, driving climate action across its international property, food & agtech and rural estates businesses.
In 2021, the UKGBC appointed Tor as a UK Built Environment Climate Ambassador for the COP26 summit. She worked alongside other sector leaders to galvanise stronger commitments and action from the industry and government. Tor also sits on the Advisory Board of Goldfinger, a furniture company and social enterprise.
Ryan is the Deputy Cabinet Member for Climate Action and Biodiversity at Westminster City Council, where he is a member for Lancaster Gate ward. Ryan’s focus is on embedding climate action in the council’s work to ensure net-zero targets can be met. Ryan is also a member of the new Future of Westminster Commission’s Energy and Green Transition group.
In his day job, Ryan is a green finance and environmental policy expert, currently leading advisory work on the Green Taxonomy, advising the UK government on this regulation. Ryan previously helped set up the Local Climate Bond Campaign, and is also involved in various other environmental policy commissions and groups.
Josh is responsible for advancing ambitious circular economy policy and demonstration activities across Europe at city-level, including London, a Strategic Partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. He provides advice, and enables knowledge sharing to help city stakeholders pioneer scalable solutions to the climate and biodiversity crisis, through eliminating waste, circulating materials and regenerating nature.
Previously, Josh was a sustainability/ CSR consultant working with leading FMCG, science and utilities companies. He was also a researcher to a UK Member of Parliament and shadow minister for transport & infrastructure.
Juliane Caillouette-Noble came to the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) as Development Director in 2016 after five years running Jamie Oliver’s programmes for improving school food and food education across the UK. The SRA is committed to accelerating change toward an environmentally restorative and socially progressive hospitality sector around the world.
As Development Director, Juliane’s role included designing and developing strategic partnerships and campaigns, ensuring that the impact and influence of the SRA grows along with the size of our network. Juliane became the Managing Director of the SRA in January 2021 and is focused on growing the impact of the SRA around the world.
Ginnie Chadwyck-Healey worked at British Vogue for 12 years as the Retail Editor. In 2019 she launched her own platform, VCHSTYLE and has carved out her niche as a sustainable fashion advocate through her journalism, content creation and brand partnerships.
'We don't need half of what we think we do' says Ginnie. 'I am never going to say 'give up shopping' but I can encourage my audience to be more conscious consumers; to read labels, to ask questions of their favourite brands, to use their purchase power more wisely. We talk of 'you are what you eat'. How about 'you are what you wear?''