Our Sustainability Network Scoops National Award

The Fit for the Future Network- a partnership between the National Trust and Ashden- received a huge accolade last week as it scooped a 2016 Business Green Leaders Award. The awards celebrate the green economy’s most exciting and innovative achievements from the past 12 months, and the Network was named the winner in the Employee Engagement Campaign of the Year category.

The Fit for the Future Network, which enables charities and land owners to work together to increase their sustainability and tackle climate change, was recognised for its achievements in engaging almost 1,000 environmental practitioners from 106 different organisations in 2015.

A progress report published earlier this year revealed that the Network’s membership- which includes the RNLI, Oxfam GB, RSPB, Tate and The Crown Estate- collectively saved almost 15,000 tonnes of C02 in 2015 and generated 5.5% of the energy they used with renewables.

Collective Impact

The Business Green Leaders Awards judges said of the Network:

“In this highly competitive category, the judges were won over by the reach and ambition of the Fit for the Future Network as it sought to encourage clean tech initiatives amongst both National Trust staff and wider stakeholders. The judges were particular impressed by the ‘environmental dating agency’s’ expansion to take in 80 members and almost 1,000 practitioners.”

Fit for the Future Network was chosen from a shortlist including the Bank of America, Royal Bank of Scotland, JLL and Aldi. The team are thrilled that the Network’s value and benefit has been recognised by the awards, which brought together over 600 executives, entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, and campaigners to celebrate at The Brewery in London on 6th July.

BGL awards

The Network’s Project Officer, Sophie McGovern, collects the award on behalf of the Network

You can find out more about the Fit for the Future Network on the dedicated website and follow them on Twitter for updates. Here’s the full list of members and some of their success stories so far.


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