Grace Bian is Awards vice-president, and sponsor of the Transforming Society Award. Grace chairs the China International Culture Stock Exchange, a real-time trading platform for a wide range of media and cultural assets, tangible and intangible. She is also chair of GBA-Citi Group, which focuses on transforming society through projects like its mobile hospital concept. Grace jointly owns a research and development centre with the China Academy of Sciences and is an economic advisor to the Chinese government. ‘I believe in change, in innovation, in creativity, in miracles and in action. These Awards showcase how to use our limited resources to maximise outcomes – and everyone can be a part,’ she said.
Our mission is to empower organisations and their people to make year-on-year progress on sustainability. Our approach is to ensure they grow economically by improving their environmental and social performance.
In addition, our unique approach develops knowledge and communication skills within the Planet Mark-certified businesses, which each have access to a comprehensive set of toolkits to make sustainability easy and straightforward to embed in their organisation.
It is a low resource programme that is proven to work. On average, Planet Mark-certified businesses make a 7% carbon saving each year per employee through energy use, waste, water, travel and procurement and in doing so expect to make a cost savings of at least £100 per employee per annum.
We are bringing sustainability and the values of the Eden Project in to the heart of organisations. Together we are working to put climate change and the environment at the top of the business agenda.
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David J Prior is an award winning photographer based in Clapham, London, specialising in portrait, corporate and event photography. His clients are primarily companies, business leaders, professionals, families, events organisers, actors and models. David’s photographs have appeared in numerous publications around the world – his notable work has appeared on the Freakonomics Blog, Go Pro’s social media pages and in Campaign Magazine. https://www.davidjprior.com/
Eco-Age is a brand consultancy that helps businesses grow by creating, implementing and communicating bespoke sustainability solutions.
We simplify sustainability, offering tailored, measurable solutions that help our clients achieve growth, establish sector leadership and enhance the bottom line. Ultimately, we add value to brands and help them speak with authority to consumers. http://eco-age.com/
The Feste Trio is a London-based string trio, comprised of players who study at the Royal Academy of Music. They are named after the character Feste, a comedic fool in Shakespeare’s Twelth Knight. Although the rehearsals consist of serious and focused playing, the three musicians do share a lot of laughter which creates emotionally-involved performances. Taking the name of Feste seemed to be the perfect match.
The members have performed all over Europe as orchestra members such as the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, as chamber musicians and soloists. They have been developing their sound and repertoire under the tutelage of renowned musicians such as Martin Outram, David Smith, Josh Fisher and the Doric String Quartet.
Members: Jack Greed (violin), Kim Becker (viola) and Yurie Lee (cello)