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CEO Ana Haurie Shortlisted for UK Green Business Award

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Our CEO, Ana Haurie, has been shortlisted for Leader of the Year by the UK Green Business Awards. We look forward to hearing the results announced at the awards ceremony in London on the 29th June.


The UK Green Business Awards are returning after a 15-year hiatus. Revamped with new categories, these awards are intended to showcase the very best individuals and companies working in green business across the UK. 

We are delighted to see such a range of innovative work recognised in the shortlist. Receiving hundreds of entries, the success of the UK Green Business Awards is testament to the growing commitment of corporations to pursue climate action, not least within the voluntary carbon market (VCM). 

Ana is determined to help the VCM scale and better fund nature-based solutions, as well as being committed to ensuring that this is done with transparency and credibility. 

To achieve these goals, Ana has built a team at Respira with a deep experience in global financial markets and with extensive knowledge of carbon project development at leading international conservation organisations. 

Under her guidance, our team conducts due diligence on all our carbon projects to ensure they deliver truly genuine, measurable and additional impacts that benefit both the environment and the local community. As a result, we have built partnerships with high-quality carbon projects which collectively prevent over 5 million tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere every year. What’s more, the projects have created more than 5,000 jobs for local people and at least 30 endangered species are now protected inside our project areas.

We would like to congratulate all the finalists on their achievements. Together, their outstanding work is helping to drive the UK forward towards net zero and a greener, more-sustainable economy.

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