Chief Greenies

How competition boosted engagement to drive amazing results for Stage Fifty 

We recently ran our first-ever “Employee Race to Zero”, a global competition for companies supported by the UN-backed Race to Zero. The aim was for companies to bring their employees together and compete in teams for three weeks of fun sustainability competition ahead of COP28.  There was a phenomenal amount of activity from all the […]

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How Springer Nature Group used their leadership team to double team engagement

In September, Springer Nature Group ran one of the most successful Giki challenges to date, with over 1,000 members and 243,454kg of carbon savings in just 3 weeks. We spoke to Sofia Szmirnov, their Sustainability Communications Manager, to find out how they did it.  What format did your challenge take? Springer Nature Group is a

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How to run a successful Climate Race with Jeremy Brackpool, Director of Strategy and Chief Greenie, at Elsevier, part of RELX

Employees from across five global companies recently took part in the RELX Climate Race, a month-long initiative designed to educate, inspire and encourage people to take climate action together. The results were inspiring; 880 people joined the challenge and in just 4 weeks, completed 2,612 steps! Overall, this equated to 150,000kg of carbon reduction commitments,

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Can marketing save the planet? The role marketing can play in promoting and driving sustainability

Sitting at the heart of your business or organisation is your marketing function. Marketers have a significant role in building more sustainable businesses, responsible for brand, product, communications, and stakeholder management. According to Richard Campbell, Marketing Director and an environmentally educated and responsible marketer, who was our latest lead speaker at our Chief Greenie event,

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Why Strong ESG Messaging Is Vital To Engaging Your Employees

Silka Patel, Social Value Manager at Leidos UK, joined our Co-Founder, Jo Hand, at our Chief Greenie session to share how she uses her social value role to take action on the climate. Silka has been championing social value at Leidos UK, a Fortune 500 company for the last 4 years. Silka is the voice

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Using challenges to educate employees on sustainability with Mark Longstaff from Adobe

Mark Longstaff, from Adobe, joined our Co-Founder, Jo Hand, at our Chief Greenie session to share his tips and insights on using challenges for employee engagement. According to Mark, sustainability has become a core part of many businesses and Mark says, is vital to their success in an ever changing and, often, turbulent market. “Individuals,

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Overcoming challenges and growing a team of sustainability champions

There’s a famous quote that says ‘Two heads are better than one’. And that couldn’t be more true for the dynamic duo of Chief Greenies at Ninety One. Vina and Zoe have been working together on the Giki programme at Ninety One for two years. Ninety One is a global asset manager that develops specialist

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How to make sustainability part of your core ethos by utilising your personal journey

There are many ways we can describe our group of Giki Chief Greenies. Passionate. Trail-blazing. Inspired. But the word best suited for Dominic Brown, Programme Manager of Own Operations and Chief Greenie of NatWest Group?  Humble.   Dominic has been a Chief Greenie for over two years. In that time, he’s helped make sustainability a core

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