New appointment at ArcelorMittal

In April 2014 Alan joined ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading integrated steel and mining company, becoming Corporate Responsibility General Manager. ArcelorMittal is present in more than 60 countries and has an industrial footprint in over 20 of them. The corporate responsibility programme covers environmental performance, social-economic development, responsible sourcing, community, people and transparent governance. More information Read More…

GACSO joins forces with IEMA

The Institute of Environmental Management took over the mantel of the Global Association of Corporate Sustainability Officers in March 2014.  GACSO had been impressed by the strength of IEMA’s membership and its passion and enthusiasm and believed that the two organisations together would have a greater voice in the field of sustainability. IEMA incorporated the Read More…

Honorary Fellowship at the Society for the Environment

In December 2013 Alan was delighted to receive an Honorary Fellowship from the Society for the Environment. SocEnv supports and champions the role of environmental professionals through the Chartered Environmental qualification (CEnv). “I feel extremely honoured to be recognised by such a prestigious organisation,” says Alan, “particularly as I have joined the company of the Read More…

First Chair for the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Nature Partnership

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Nature Partnership appointed Alan Knight as its first Chair in June 2013. It takes Alan back to his academic and first career roots as Alan’s PhD centred on looking at the impact of china clay waste off the coast of Cornwall and his first job was as a marine Read More…

Alan is the new Environmental Sustainability Director at the Business in the Community

On 1 March 2012 Alan was appointed environmental sustainability director at Business in the Community. As part of his new role at Business in the Community, he is responsible for its established environment campaign www.bitc.org.uk/environment; The Prince’s Mayday Network www.maydaynetwork.com; START www.startuk.org and ways2work – www.ways2work.bitc.org.uk.

Taking on a proper job

After five years I am going back to what my Mum would say, “a proper job”. Mums have a way of saying things, don’t they? For her it is putting my feet safely back on the ground with true accountabilities and responsibilities, but those who know me fear it is clipping my wings. Both points Read More…

Oil sands revisited

Since February 2008 I have visited Calgary to gain insights to the oil sand industry seven times, the latest time this month. I have witnessed the creation and growth of the Oil Sand Leadership Initative (OSLI). The members have given me private access to their meetings and I am OSLI’s first official “critical ally”. The Read More…

Alan Knight announces Virgin Earth Challenge shortlist

Alan Knight, speaking as the Virgin Earth Challenge Director, recently announced the details of the 11 shortlisted organisations hoping to win the coveted VEC $25 million prize at the Global Clean Energy Congress in Calgary. http://www.virgin.com/people-and-planet/blog/virgin-earth-challenge-announces-leading-organisations

WRAP appointment

WRAP, (www.wrap.org.uk), has recently announced the appointment of Alan Knight as a non executive director. Alan will support WRAP’s aim of increasing resource efficiency in the UK to deliver economic and environmental benefits.

Alan Knight chosen as one of Top 100 Thought Leaders

Alan has recently been chosen as one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders for Trustworthy Business Behaviour in Europe and the Middle East by Trust across America. Research for the Top 100 Thought Leaders was undertaken by Trust Across America and the Centre for Sustainability & Excellence. Read more on 2011 Top 100 Thought Leaders Read More…