The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) was established in September 2009 in order to represent the anaerobic digestion (AD) and bioresources industry. ADBA was set up by Lord Rupert Redesdale (former Liberal Democrat Energy Spokesperson) and ten founder members to help to remove the barriers faced by the whole industry and to support its members in growing their organisations in order to reach the full potential of this diverse industry. To read more about ADBA’s founder members, please click here.

On 1 October 2014, ADBA widened its remit to include emerging technologies and products from the bioeconomy. To reflect this, we changed the Association’s name from "The Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association" to "The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association".

Through lobbying activities, meetings with government officials, working groups, high profile industry events, educational material and more, ADBA aims to facilitate the industry’s growth, helping the UK meet its renewable energy targets and pave the way for a carbon-free future.

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The Energy Institute is the not-for-profit chartered professional membership body bringing together expertise to tackle urgent global challenges. Responding to the climate emergency while meeting the energy needs of the world’s growing population calls for energy to be better understood, managed and valued. This ambition is at the heart of our social purpose.

We are a global, independent network of professionals spanning the world of energy, convening and facilitating debate, championing evidence and sharing fresh ideas, giving voice to issues of concern and where necessary challenging the industry we work with.

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The Environmental Services Association (ESA) is working to transform waste and resource management in the UK. Our work helps enable our members to turn Britain’s waste into valuable resources whilst protecting the environment

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The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) is the low cost but high profile UK trade body which represents the diverse interests of manufacturers, suppliers, installers and contractors within the building services sector. It is split into six principle Associations ADCAS, BCIA, BFCMA, BRA, HEVAC and HPA. More about them below.

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Global Sustain Group (with presence in Athens, Berlin, Brussels, London, Nicosia and New York), is signatory member of PRI, Global Compact, supporter of TCFD and Data Partner of GRI, has significant expertise, experience, track record in ESG/SRI, TCFD etc. topics regarding trainings as well as strategy, ESG integration, reporting, etc. Global Sustain knows deep both the investment, equity funds, financial, banking as well as the corporate world from ESG/SRI financial and sustainability perspective, delivering best ESG/SRI practices and knowing both the situation in developed and emerging markets.

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The Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS) is the UK’s professional body for corporate responsibility and sustainability. It helps individual members develop their careers by setting professional standards, qualifying their experience, recognising their achievements and supporting them through CPD. It helps organisational members by enabling them to demonstrate their organisation’s commitment to responsible and sustainable business, share best practice and build their CR and sustainability capacity through dedicated member events.

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In 2015 in collaboration with PwC we published ‘Igniting change – Building the pipeline of female leaders in energy’. This eye-opening research highlighted that only 5% of executive board seats within the top UK-based energy companies are held by women, whilst 61% have no women on their board.

Our target is 40% of middle management, and 30% of executive board positions, to be female by 2030. We will deliver these in 3 ways:
– Campaigning and Reporting
– Supporting women in their careers
– Sign-posting practical support to increase diversity

The government is working on this and PfW supports several initiatives:
The government is working in this, encouraging more women on boards and in the executive pipeline, in addition to closing the gender pay gap. The department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has committed to having 50% women in senior civil service positions by 2025 and are a key partner of POWERful Women.

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The STA is the leading voice for the UK’s solar industry, with a proven track record of winning significant breakthroughs and defending industry interests.

On your behalf, and drawing on expertise from right across the solar industry, we undertake in-house policy development and provide advice and analysis to Government departments, politicians, agencies, regulators, other key decision-makers, NGOs, the media and other stakeholders.

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The UKRMA is a trade organisation established by the manufacturers of surface-water and grey-water management systems, to promote water re-use as the best and most cost-effective way of helping to reduce future flood and water-shortage risks.

The Association is the only trade organisation in the UK which advocates addressing both risks at the same time, rather than separately, the aim being to ensure that measures taken to alleviate flood-risks, for example, do not heighten water shortages.

Conversely, investment in measures designed primarily to alleviate water shortages, but also help to alleviate flood-risks, need to be encouraged to optimise the UK’s overall management of its rainfall bounty.

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