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BusinessGreen Awards open for entries

The sixth annual BusinessGreen Leaders Awards is open for entries, with over 20 categories to celebrate the UK’s leading businesses and pioneers in the green economy.

The sixth annual BusinessGreen Leaders Awards is open for entries, with over 20 categories to celebrate the UK’s leading businesses and pioneers in the green economy. 

The awards aim to highlight notable businesses that are driving the emergence of innovative and sustainable new business models and technologies.

The 2016 awards, which will be held in London on 6 July, will bring together over 600 executives, entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers and campaigners. 

The focus of this year’s awards is on businesses, organisations and executives that are working to make December’s international climate change agreement in Paris a reality. 

Categories

The awards cover every aspect of the green economy, with 24 categories covering everything from transport to energy and from small businesses to multinationals. 

Four new categories for 2016 include:

  • Manufacturer of the Year: open to any manufacturer that has embraced and promoted green best practices, slashing its environmental impacts in the process
  • Green Infrastructure Project of the Year: open to any infrastructure project that aims to curb environmental impacts while delivering state-of-the-art services to the public, including smart grid, smart city, public transport, and/or water infrastructure activities
  • Ecosystem Project of the Year: open to any business-backed project that has successfully improved or protected natural ecosystems, delivering both environmental and economic benefits in the process
  • Circular Economy Project of the Year: open to any waste management, recycling, or resource efficiency project that has delivered significant and quantifiable reductions in the amount of waste being sent to landfill and helped to advance the circular economy.

How to enter

Each entry will be judged against three over-arching criteria: innovation, applicability and competitiveness; with the winners selected by a panel of expert judges

The awards are free to enter, and businesses can apply to as many categories as they wish. The closing date for entries is 5pm on 31 March 2016.  

To find out more, click here.