Jane Burston scoops MT Sky Future Leaders Award
Jane Burston, Head of the Centre for Carbon Measurement at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has been recognised for her work in promoting sustainability, topping the non-profit and public sector category in the MT Sky Future Leaders Awards. The awards were launched by Sky in partnership with Management Today and celebrate the achievements of those individuals across a range of sectors who have demonstrated best practice in business responsibility.
The panel of expert judges were impressed by Jane's commitment to a sustainable lifestyle, taking her devotion beyond just her career. They highlighted the partnerships she has built since joining NPL with Nesta, the Centre for Low Carbon Futures and the Climate Knowledge and Innovation Community, and the fact that she regularly speaks at high profile events such as the World Economic Forum as the reasons for their decision.
The winners were selected by an expert panel including Jeremy Darroch (CEO, Sky), Matthew Gwyther (Editor, Management Today), Barbara Stocking (CEO, Oxfam), Carl Gilleard (CEO, Association of Graduate Recruiters), Jonathon Porritt (Co-Founder of Forum for the Future) and Kai Peters (Dean of Ashridge Business School).
Jeremy Darroch, Chief Executive of Sky, said:
"Our search to recognise the next generation of leaders in business sustainability has uncovered a wealth of talented people who are committed to integrating sustainability into day-to-day business. The finalists of the MT Sky Future Leaders awards were chosen for the impact they are having today, and the action they are taking to ensure that their organisations are sustainable into the future. There is much we can learn from them."
Matthew Gwyther, Editor of Management Today, commented:
"Management Today is delighted to have worked with Sky on these innovative awards which recognise the talent of tomorrow and the dedication of those who really care about the sustainable agenda.
"Jane's devotion to sustainability and, more specifically, climate change research was clear from her submission. Through her outstanding work she is successfully bridging the gap between science and business. Her commitment to living by sustainable principles both personally and professionally is an example to any Future Leader and I am very pleased to be able to commend her through the awards."
Jane Burston joined NPL in late 2011 to bring her entrepreneurial skills and sustainability knowledge to bear on establishing the Centre for Carbon Measurement. She sets the strategy for the Centre and is helping to expand NPL's work in support of the low carbon economy.
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