iiE Awards 2020

17/09/2020 - 17/09/2020 (6.30pm-11pm)
£From £40 a ticket
Great Northern Hotel, Station Approach, Peterborough PE1 1QL
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iiE Awards

Don’t miss booking your place at the Investors in the Environment (iiE) Awards 2020! This year’s gala event will be bigger and better than ever before, with businesses invited from across the whole of the UK to celebrate organisations’ sustainability achievements.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Awards, and the event will be held on Thursday 17th September to highlight global climate action.

iiE members and non-member businesses are invited to join together in a celebration of eco achievements at this year’s event and to look ahead at what further action can be taken to combat climate change.

The event will be held at Peterborough’s Great Northern Hotel (Station Approach, Peterborough PE1 1QL – next to the city’s Train Station and Bus Station, and with parking available) on 17th September 2020, from 6.30pm.

John Grant - Greener MarketingJoin us to hear from our fantastic keynote speaker John Grant. John is the author of Greener Marketing (2020) the award winning Green Marketing Manifesto (2007) and six other books.

John is a creative marketing strategist whose sustainability-related clients have included the BBC, Cafe Direct, Cisco, the Co-operative Bank, Daylesford Organics, Ecotricity, The Guardian, HSBC, ING, innocent drinks, IKEA, Natura Cosmetics, the Royal Mail, Unilever, the UK Government as well as numerous independent and authentic entrepreneurs – for instance he is currently working with Evolve (organic beauty), Po-Zu (eco shoes) and 100% Natural (vegan brownies). John was previously a co-founder of the socially progressive London creative agency St Luke’s (named 1990s Agency of the Decade by AdAge) and also in 2008 cBook Cover - Greener Marketingo-founded a digital startup called Ecoinomy (with Deborah Meaden) that created a platform and incentives for employees to green their workplaces.

In addition to the speeches there will be canapes and a three-course meal made from locally sourced and plant-based ingredients. Plus there will be networking opportunities and an awards ceremony celebrating the achievements of green-thinking and acting businesses from across the UK. Formal dress code/black tie optional.

To reserve your place at this year’s Awards please book your tickets online at https://iieawards2020.eventbrite.co.uk.

Join in the conversation online with #iiEAwards.

Calling all iiE members! Nominate your organisation for this year’s special awards

Name of awardWinner could demonstrate:Category sponsor
1. Best Carbon ReductionAbsolute carbon reduction relative to other iiE members or averages for their sector (see comparemyfootprint.com). Significant progress on halving their carbon emissions since their baseline year, in alignment with national net-zero emissions. Key carbon reductions in Scope 1 & 2 accounting, which will include direct and indirect carbon emissions from energy, transport, and other significant greenhouse gases. Scope 3, or embedding carbon reductions, will further boost scoring in this area.If you are interested in sponsoring this category, please email [email protected]
2. Best Water ReductionBest reduction of water against their baseline year with clear evidence of continual improvement each year. Progress through investment in water saving technology and behaviour change campaigns to support reducing wasted drinking water. Example technologies could include use of water saving toilets, fixtures, rainwater harvesting, or other innovations.If you are interested in sponsoring this category, please email [email protected]
3. Best Waste ReductionBest reduction of waste overall, including waste sent to landfill or energy recovery OR most innovative or impactful action on plastics reduction, reuse, recycling. Use of Circular Economy principles.If you are interested in sponsoring this category, please email [email protected]
4. Sustainable Transport ChampionWhat actions were taken OR what investments or innovations they made AND how they measured this.If you are interested in sponsoring this category, please email [email protected]
5. Natural Environment ChampionAction or projects they have undertaken (examples include trees/wildflower meadows they have planted) and how they measured their impact. This award will recognise a business for how they have contributed to enhancing or protecting the natural environment, including support for biodiversity and conservation.Davies Vets
6. Biggest Social ImpactProjects undertaken , scale of impact (eg one-off projects or long-term engagement or activity), and feedback from beneficiaries. This award will recognise a business for how they have contributed to their local community through volunteering, financial support, or contribution to human wellbeing.BGL Group Logo
7. Sustainability Influencer (Business and individual)List of organisations they worked with, projects they undertook (eg worked with catering, worked with trade associations), feedback from those with whom they affected change, and the environmental campaigns they have run. Will need to show how they have changed behaviours of other people or organisations to inspire change beyond their direct business activities.Hunt & Coombs logo
8. Overall Outstanding AchieverNormalised reductions achieved on energy, water, and three others; money saved; investments made and the process followed.

The organisation will demonstrate their resource efficiency across all measured resources against an appropriate metric. For example, reduced energy use per patient/staff member/product produced, reduced waste per patient/staff member, and so on. This Award may only be gained by a Green-accredited member, measuring at least six resources.

Submit your entry

  • You must be a current iiE member to enter. Your organisation may enter multiple categories if required. Maximum 400 words entry per category. The judges decision is final. The deadline for entering is 14th August 2020. The winners will be announced at the iiE Awards on the 17th September 2020.