Is winning everything?

12 July 2011

Winning isn’t everything they told us at school, but it still feels good when it happens, says Malcolm Preston, global leader, sustainability and climate change.

On Thursday, I came back from a launch event for our new green office, to find out that PwC have won Consultancy of the Year at the Business Green Leaders Awards in London. A great end to a great night.

The awards started up this year in the UK, as a recognition of the leaders and shapers of the emerging low carbon economy.

The judging process demanded clear evidence that the firm was promoting sustainable behaviour amongst clients, that the services the firm was providing were helping to reduce environmental impacts and that the team were helping to shape the wider debate on the future of the low carbon economy.

PwC were also recognised for their investment in the Sustainability and Climate Change consultancy team’s development and expansion globally, and how we delivered substantial and quantifiable improvements in our own environmental performance, and were also committed to promoting fundamental changes in business models.

With our 15 year track record in sustainability services you could say its being a long time coming, but after a five year intensive investment programme, building a network of specialists 800 strong world wide, I'd say it’s come at just the right time.

These are a dedicated, passionate and high performance group of people and I’m delighted that the work they do has been recognised in some small way. You’ll hear more and more from them here over the coming months, as we build towards Durban and Rio, both pivotal events in the sustainability and climate change arena.