Green Gown Awards 2016 Sustainability Student Champion Andy Stride Winner

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Andy Stride FRSA - University of Nottingham

Andy has developed over 14 different social enterprises tackling both local and global issues linking to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. This includes social enterprises working in renewable energy, access to clean water and sanitation, developing sustainable eco-friendly housing, food waste reduction, access to better education, developing improved agricultural practices and promoting the circular economy.

Andy leads a team of 167 students who have the opportunity to learn about social enterprise and develop their skills in sustainable business. This year, Andy and his team won the Enactus UK National Competition and are representing the UK in the Enactus World Cup 2016 in Toronto as well as showcasing the importance of sustainability in business to the House of Lords.

These social enterprises have had impact on over 20,000 individuals as well as saving tonnes of CO2 from the environment. Andy is constantly looking at new initiatives and using Enactus as a platform incubates social enterprises that can deliver change.

Top 3 learnings

1 Designing sustainability into the core of a project from the beginning is key to being successfully sustainable

2 Using challenges as an opportunity to innovate - constantly keeping up to date and being flexible to change

3 Whole team commitment is crucial to delivering results.

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