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Our innovative and ethical approach to offsetting has won Carbon Retirement and Founder, Jane Burston, a number of awards for innovation and ethical business. Some of these awards are listed below.

Management Today's list of 35 women under 35 celebrates successful women in business. Jane Burston was included in this list because her business Carbon Retirement is successfully challenging standards in the voluntary offset market.

Jane Burston, Founder of Carbon Retirement, was named as the Square Mile Future Leader of Social Enterprise at an award ceremony in March 2011. The judges admired Carbon Retirement's combination of innovation, ethics and business success.


In February 2010 Carbon Retirement was listed in the 'Smarta 100' chosen by a judging panel including Deborah Meaden and other leading entrepreneurs. Carbon Retirement was also selected as one of the ‘Top 5 for Ethics’.


In 2010 Jane Burston was named the Eco Innovator in Red Magazines 20 Red Hot Women under 30.

In 2009 Carbon Retirement won a Shell Live Wire Grand Idea Award for our unique and effective offset method. 


Carbon Retirement was named winner of the 2009 UnLtd. Award for Social Enterprise. UnLtd. is a charity that supports 'people who want to change the world for better'. Jo Hill from UnLtd. said, "We selected Carbon Retirement because they have an innovative idea that has a clear differentiation in the market."


      Our latest awards


What people say

  • "This might just be the world's first truly ethical offseting scheme."

    John Grant, Author of The Green Marketing Manifesto
  • "I have never been a fan of carbon offsetting but Carbon Retirement is different"

    Richard Ellis, Group Head of CSR Alliance Boots
  • "I have long thought European Allowances were the best alternative to offsets"

    Joseph Romm, Former environment advisor to Bill Clinton
  • "Carbon Retirement is an innovative idea that has clear differentiation in the market"

    Jo Hill, Unltd.
  • “We benefit from Carbon Retirement's innovative and responsible approach to carbon offsetting.”

    Adam Black, Head of Sustainability Doughty Hanson

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