A Lincoln graduate is vying for a major international award after being recognised for driving forwards the sustainability agenda.
Matt Hucker, a graduate of the University of Lincoln, UK’s 2020 Business Management BA class, has been shortlisted in the Future Leader category at the World Sustainability Awards, which spotlight the individuals, teams, and organisations across the globe that are driving positive change in corporate and social sustainability.
Matt, who now works as a Continuous Improvement Specialist for retail pharmacy giant Walgreens Boots Alliance in Nottingham, has been recognised for the work he undertakes as Chair of the company’s Environmental Sustainability Business Resource Group.
The group is a voluntary community of like-minded individuals who are all looking to learn about how to lead more sustainable lives, hear what the business is doing and challenge the business to do more.
Under Matt’s stewardship the group has now grown to over 300 members from across the organisation. Matt has also defined a strategy to deliver an educational event and activity roadmap to deliver the group’s objectives across the coming years.
Speaking about the nomination, Matt said: “I am truly honoured to have been nominated let alone shortlisted for this award. The recognition I have received staggers me because this is something that I truly enjoy doing and is also something I deliver on the side of my day job. I am also on my development journey with sustainability, I am no eco worrier, but leading the Environmental Sustainability Business Resource Group has taught me a huge amount.
“It’s a privilege to be able to lead such a passionate group of like-minded people who join optionally. We have the opportunity to work with some incredible people from our ESG teams and external businesses to deliver some truly amazing events and initiatives that all help drive our business forward towards a more sustainable future.”
Winners will be revealed at the World Sustainability Congress in Munich next month, where major companies including Diageo, Colgate-Palmolive, and many more will also be looking to take home an award whilst also discussing how to reach the big climate goals of 2030.