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2023 P.E.A. Awards

All aboard Oceandiva London for this year’s green-carpet awards ceremony
Oceandiva London

This article first appeared in our International Women’s Day issue of My Green Pod Magazine, published on 08 March 2023. Click here to subscribe to our digital edition and get each issue delivered straight to your inbox

Now in its 13th year, the P.E.A. (People. Environment. Achievement.) Awards, in association with Oceandiva London, is the UK’s leading sustainability and climate awards, honouring the individuals and teams behind the products, services and businesses that are changing our planet for the better.

Previous winners include Juliet Davenport OBE, Cat Fletcher, Polly Higgins and many other amazing Earth ambassadors who have committed their lives to revolutionising old models and systems, so we can all look forward to a more sustainable future.

Across sectors ranging from money and energy to nature and art, the P.E.A. Awards identifies and celebrates the green heroes who are taking matters into their own hands and providing inspiring alternatives to business as usual.

Oceandiva London

The 2023 P.E.A Awards ceremony will take place aboard Oceandiva London, the event’s new headline sponsor and the first carbon-neutral event venue on the River Thames.

The three-deck venue has over 2,625m² of unimpeded event space for sensational events on the river, whether static or sailing, in the heart of the City.

Oceandiva London is a certified member of isla, which is helping the events industry transition to a sustainable future.

Oceandiva London uses technology to track and measure the carbon impact across the entire lifecycle of events that are held on board.

Working with isla it identifies where any carbon emission reductions can be made – from sourcing, energy used, food and beverage choices to audience travel and everything else in between.

P.E.A. Awards 2023 categories

  • Arts (sponsored by Encore)
  • Climate Pioneer (sponsored by Deloitte)
  • Digital Technology (sponsored by Krystal)
  • Drink (sponsored by Avallen)
  • Electric Vehicle (sponsored by myenergi)
  • Energy (sponsored by Puredrive)
  • Greenest Family (sponsored by My Green Pod)
  • Green Pioneer (sponsored by Weleda)
  • Influencer (sponsored by Ethical Influencers)
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Money
  • Nature (sponsored by Yeo Valley)
  • Product
  • Travel (sponsored by Delphina Hotels & Resorts)
  • Vegan

2023’s all-female judging panel

The judges for 2023’s P.E.A. Awards come from all backgrounds and interests, but they share a strong desire to preserve the fragile environment we live in.

CARYS TAYLOR

Carys is the director of albert, the home of sustainability for the TV and film industry. Prior to taking up the role, Carys worked on solutions to decarbonise transport at National Grid.

Carys also spent some time working in UK parliament and studied international politics, where she examined the role of media in shaping international attitudes to debates.

FIONA HORTON

Fiona has spent around 30 years working in marketing and communications, specifically within HR, resourcing and recruitment.

She co-founded Planet People Ltd, which she believes is unique in the sector. It helps the HR community lead the change in measuring and reducing carbon emissions at corporate and individual levels, and communicating this internally and externally to make a business an employer of choice.

HELEN BRAIN

Helen is a strategist with 16 years’ experience solving business challenges in multiple industries.

As head of sustainability at MediaCom, Helen supports clients, the business and the wider advertising industry in creating a sustainable future.

Helen is also co-founder of the IPAs Climate Charter and contributor at Purpose Disruptors.

CAT FLETCHER

Cat is a waste activist and all-round resource goddess. An Australian mother of three, she is also a founding member, director and head of media for Freegle, a UK online reuse network with 2.6 million members.

Cat is a much-loved face on the P.E.A. Awards judging panel thanks to her no-nonsense take on sustainable living.

EMILY CROMWELL

Emily is a director in Deloitte’s Sustainability practice. She is a lawyer and a regulatory specialist, with deep expertise in helping her clients manage complex, multi-jurisdictional obligations and designing programmes that meet strategic goals and legal requirements.

Emily leads Responsible Business for the Consumer Industry in the UK and advises clients on sustainability issues including decarbonisation, TCFD, human rights, sustainability strategy and circularity.

She leads the ethical value chain ecosystem for Deloitte UK – internal capabilities augmented by an external network of innovative tech companies.

JAYN STERLAND

Jayn is managing director of Weleda (UK/Ireland) and acts as global spokesperson for the company.

Joining Weleda was, she says, ‘a culmination of everything I had learnt up until that point – having grown up on a farm, learnt how to make medicines from my herbalist gran, whilst watching mum care for her patients and the family as a community doctor – I found all this at Weleda and I feel as though I have come home.’

An energetic environmental activist and a campaigner for responsible business, Jayn consistently appears in the top five of the Top 25 ‘Who’s Who in Natural Beauty’ list, and is chair of the British Beauty Council’s Sustainable Beauty Coalition.

JORDAN BROMPTON

Jordan bubbles with enthusiasm for anything to do with renewable energy or electric vehicles and is extremely passionate about doing her bit to create a more sustainable future.

With several years’ experience within the industry – and a whole career in sales and marketing – Jordan is the driving force behind the myenergi brand and a key player in bridging the gap between renewable energies and electric vehicles.

JO WOOD

Jo is a pioneer and committed supporter of all things organic and natural.

She is the founder of Jo Wood Organics, a successful and award-winning organic fragrance and beauty range, and recently moved to a home she has taken off grid.

Jo says her philosophy ‘is about respecting our bodies and our Earth. If we work with Nature, rather than abusing it, we will all reap the benefits’.

KATIE HILL

Prior to co-founding My Green Pod with Jarvis Smith, Katie was a senior writer, researcher and a deputy editor at Which?, and headed up the Indian equivalent from Mumbai.

With My Green Pod, Katie has combined her experience in investigative and independent journalism with passions for climate justice, women’s rights, clean living and the environment.

Katie is also a senior board member at Sustory, a speaker and a judge for the Beauty Shortlist Awards and Mama & Baby Awards

RUTH EASTER

A qualified solicitor with over 15 years’ experience, Ruth is the legal lead for the UK’s largest (fiercely!) independent web host, Krystal Hosting. As a champion of inclusivity and environmental awareness, Ruth devotes her career to promoting and codifying principles central to Krystal’s ethos.

Ruth’s passion for ethical leadership keeps her involved in all sustainable initiatives at Krystal, including its upcoming B Corp accreditation and its Living Wage Employer status.

She applies her legal skills and environmental knowledge to help Krystal staff understand the power of pensions, change to 100% renewable providers and make the switch to sustainably made products.

STEPHANIE JORDAN

Born in London and raised in Burgundy, Stephanie’s upbringing sparked her passion for the drinks and hospitality industry.

Following an eight-year stint at Diageo she established drinks brand consultancy Drinking Out Loud, with clients such as Schweppes.

Stephanie co-founded award-winning Avallen Spirits, a calvados brand on a mission to save bees and become the world’s most planet-positive spirits brand.

Stephanie was named ‘Woman of the Year 2020’ by The Drinks Business.

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