Saturday, 18 May 2013

Gaeia makes shortlist at People and Environment Awards for Business....

The final shortlist for the 2013 People and Environment Awards for Business (PEABs) has been unveiled. Helen Tandy, financial adviser at Gaeia, and the Co-operative Group are among the nominees.
The winners will be announced on May 7 at an event in London that will seek to showcase green initiatives thriving across UK businesses. Leo Johnson, chair of the awards and son of environmentalist Stanley, described the shortlist as “truly inspiring”.

Nominees include Helen Tandy from Gaeia, a Manchester-based ethical investment advisory firm that celebrated its 20th anniversary in February. Tandy, who was interviewed by Blue & Green Tomorrow in February 2012, has been shortlisted in the banking and finance category.

Gaeia featured in The Guide to Ethical Financial Advice 2013 earlier this month.

Meanwhile, the Co-operative is in the running for the building and construction award, as well as the retail award. The group recently launched its two-year ethical plan, in which it announced it had reduced its carbon dioxide emissions by 43% since 2006, saving the company £65m annually.

Clothing firm Patagonia is also shortlisted for two awards, in the corporate social responsibility and supply chain categories. This follows its inclusion in a list of the world’s most ethical companies in April.

A full rundown of the final shortlist can be found below.

Banking and finance

Kickstarter UK
Indiegogo UK
Helen Tandy, Gaeia

Building and construction

Marks & Spencer
Green Mountain

Chief executive officer of the year – sponsored by Good Energy

Kate Craig Wood, Memset
Paul Buzby, Viezu

Community interest company

Howard Carter, Incognito
Steve Gannon, Socialalertme CIC
Tim Barford, Veg Fest

Corporate social responsibility – sponsored by John Lewis Partnership

Ali Sheikh, Barr Construction

Food and drink

Patrick Tolhurst, Well Seasoned Ltd
Diagio Scottish Distillery

Green Shoots Enterprise

Marie Jones, The Office Your Office Ltd
Ry Morgan, Please Cycle
Danny Neville, Universal Web Design

Marketing and public relations – sponsored by GREEN magazine

Jonathan Petty, Patagonia marketing team
Stephen Scown Solicitors


Tony Callaghan, Hotbin
Kirt Williams, Junky Styling

Social Enterprise – sponsored by National Enterprise Network

Karen Lynch – Belu
Lisa Wilson, Eventful Bread

Supply Chain – sponsored by Rewarding Recycling



Adam Fox Edwards, Arundel Arms
Matthias Leisinger, Kuoni Team

Transport – sponsored by Energy Saving Trust

Cedric Martindale CPK Railways Team
Ry Morgan, Please Cycle
Paul Buzby, Viezu

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