The Ashden Blog

Ed Dean
By Ed Dean, Head of Development
Today, 100 signatories of Europeans for Divest Invest have been announced including the Ashden Trust.
Emma-Louise Frost
By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
For the first time ever the Pope's Encyclical addresses climate change as a direct effect of human behaviour. Our winners are combating this effect, both reducing carbon emissions and benefiting some of the world's poorest people.
Ashden news
Emma-Louise Frost
By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
Yesterday, 9 June, was the 2015 Ashden International Conference, The Business of Energy: Enterprising solutions to the energy access challenge. It was standing room only in the room at Kings Place, to see the finalists' presentations followed by two lively panel discussions.
Sarah Butler-Sloss
By Sarah Butler-Sloss, Ashden Founder Director
Ashden Founder Director Sarah Butler-Sloss explains why she's resolutely optimistic about progress towards a brighter future.
Julia Hawkins
By Julia Hawkins, Ashden PR and Digital Media Manager
Andrew Newman is Director and Co-Founder of Armstrong Energy Global, which is sponsoring our International Conference on 9 June. I found out why he is convinced that India's energy future lies in solar power....
Guest blogger
By Martin Wright, Ashden Judge
Never one to turn down a challenge, Ashden visiting judge Martin Wright seized the opportunity earlier this year to visit Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP), an Ashden finalist that’s transforming life in one of the most remote and challenging parts of Pakistan. We talked to him last week about his experiences.
Guest blogger
By Eugene Amusin, Ashden Judge
Eugene is a Portfolio Development Manager at Citi, which is sponsoring the Ashden Award for Business Innovation this year, and also an Ashden judge.
Emma-Louise Frost
By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
How far can business go to meet the energy needs of the poor? Join in the conversation and take part in out twitter chat on 26 May at 3pm BST by following #EnergyEnterprise on twitter.
Guest blogger
By Michael Saxton, Strategic Communications & Responsible Business Consultant, Ashden judge
A look into the future of the new government and what it holds for energy and climate change policy.
By Ellen Dobbs, Ashden International Programme Officer
Find out how energy access is improving women's lives all over the world.
Guest blogger
By Dougie Brown, UK Programme Officer, Ashden
With energy and climate change policy being given a back seat throughout the election campaign, where does each of the main parties really stand on both issues?
Simon Brammer
By Simon Brammer, Ashden UK Programme Manager
Find out why air pollution is such a hot topic in the news and what we can do to help.
Emma-Louise Frost
By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
We could've listed many more than 10, but we restrained ourselves. Find out why you should come along to one of our Awards Week events and book your tickets.
Mike Pepler
By Mike Pepler, Ashden UK Awards Manager
Buildings often fail to perform the way they were designed and built to work - so what can be done about it?
Emma-Louise Frost
By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
You might have already guessed we didn't mean the one from Top Gear, but we chatted to Founder of GreenTraveller and Ashden judge Richard Hammond about all things sustainable travel...
Simon Brammer
By Simon Brammer, Ashden UK Programme Manager
Joined-up thinking is needed to help tackle fuel poverty, cut carbon emissions and ease the pressure on the NHS, says Simon Brammer.
Ashden news
The 2015 Ashden School Awards are open for applications, looking for carbon-cutting schools across the UK.
Ashden news
Find out which organisations have made it one step closer to becoming an Ashden International Award winner in 2015 and being recognised as a leader in sustainable energy.
Emma-Louise Frost
By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
With shortlisting in full swing for our Awards in June, find out who our new judges are and what makes them the best people for the job.
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