A sales agent with Empower Generation, who won an Ashden Award in 2017

Our annual Awards Ceremony is the highlight of our year – but our work goes far beyond our awards. We push for the changes needed to roll out sustainable energy solutions to those who need them most, and drive our winners forward.

Celebrating success

The Ashden Awards uncover and reward the most exciting sustainable energy pioneers in the UK and developing world, who are leading the way to a thriving low-carbon future. Our winners don’t just receive prize money – we also give them a global platform to promote their work and access to our elite community of sustainable energy leaders.

The 2016 Ashden Awards Ceremony

Helping our winners grow

Working with expert partners, we offer our UK winners a package of support to help them expand. We also do this with all of our International winners. This is tailored to each winner and ranges from mentoring, business and technical guidance to introductions to finance. We also help broker partnerships between winners, so they can increase their impact.

Sharing best practice

We provide ways for our Award winners to share their expertise, encouraging others to follow their lead. These include our support to the Ashden India Collective, our flagship LESS CO2 mentoring programme for schools in the UK, as well as conferences and other events. Our online resources section also offers a wealth of detailed information about sustainable energy technologies, as well as inspiring videos and photos.

Influencing policy

To move closer towards our low-carbon vision we need tangible, powerful examples to inspire others to act. We champion our winners’ solutions through events, publicity, research and engagement in policy consultations, and we work with our winners to help them better understand how to influence energy policy.

Our Patron is His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

Ashden Founder Director Sarah Butler Sloss, with Nick Hurd MP and Ajaita Shah, Founder of 2016 winner Frontier Markets