Sarah Butler-Sloss is the founder of the Ashden Awards for Sustainability, which since 2001 has championed the work of over 200 leaders in sustainable energy. Writing on its website, Ashden says their winners collectively save over 13 million tonnes of CO2 emissions every year and have “improved the lives of more than 88 million people”.
Previous winners have included Angaza, offering Pay As You Go renewable energy across Africa; and Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency, which has transformed health services with solar power across India.
Ashden also provides advice for different sectors to become greener, such as a recent toolkit for local councils in the UK.
Butler-Sloss is a regular contributor in the field of sustainable energy and actively participates in the UN’s International Sustainable Energy for All practitioners’ network.