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Tuesday, 12th July 2016

Temple at the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards 2016

On Thursday 6th July Temple staff attended the Business Green Leaders Awards 2016. We attended on account of being shortlisted for the ‘Consultancy of the Year’ Award.

The awards brought together over 600 executives, entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, campaigners and consultants to celebrate the green economy’s most exciting and innovative achievements from the past 12 months. Now in its sixth year, the special focus of the 2016 awards was on how the Paris Agreement, following COP21 last year, can become a reality. BusinessGreen was keen to hear from businesses working day in, day out, to turn sustainability pledges into an economic and commercially-viable reality.

Whilst we didn’t win, we’re still very pleased to have been shortlisted. Congratulations to WSP|PB who won this award. Other winners included:

EGIP Alliance’s (Morgan Sindall) – Drumgrew Bridge Biodiversity Offsetting Project, Ecosystem Project of the Year
The EGIP alliance are working to deliver Scotland’s Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme. The Drumgrew biodiversity offsetting project was a sub-project under this programme and is the first instance of DEFRA’s offsetting methodology has been used in Scotland, which has resulted in four hectares of woodland being planted in support of Network Rail’s “No net loss pledge”.

ClientEarth, NGO of the Year
ClientEarth are working to protect the environment through advocacy, litigation and science. They won the NGO of the Year award for working to prove climate change is a material risk.  ClientEarth has helped shareholders commit fossil fuel giants to climate disclosures; worked with pension fund managers and investors to promote responsible asset management; and is exploring how company constitutions might reflect governmental ambition on climate.

Laurent Fabius, Politician of the Year
France’s Laurent Fabius won this award for his chairmanship of the historic Paris Summit. Fabius and his team are widely credited with having delivered a masterclass in the art of international diplomacy: building alliances, cleverly navigating roadblocks, and always working towards the strategic goal of a truly ambitious international climate treaty.

Temple would like to extend their congratulations to all the winners on the night. We’re keen readers of BusinessGreen and are proud to have been considered for one of their prestigious awards this year.