We are thrilled to share the announcement that Dr Stephanie Wray, Managing Director of RSK business Nature Positive, has been named on the inaugural ENDS Power List. Celebrating those UK environmental professionals who have made the greatest impact in the last two years, the list gives due recognition to Stephanie and the others who have been named among the top 100 in the UK.
Dr Stephanie Wray has been working on biodiversity consultancy for more than 25 years, and she established Nature Positive in 2020.
In her role as managing director, Stephanie provides leadership and guidance to clients, enabling them to understand the ways in which they rely and impact on the natural world, and works with them to develop clear strategies to improve their relationship with nature. Critical to Stephanie’s success is her advocacy for companies to understand the financial value that nature brings to their businesses, and how their supply chains affect nature.
This sharp focus on the value that nature brings to business was brought to the fore in Nature Positive’s recent “FTSE 100 biodiversity report card”, and Stephanie presented the findings at our COP26 event, “Greening the blue chips: Live from COP26”. In her words, “Climate change is a symptom of the unsustainable use of resources,” and it is something businesses have the potential to influence and make a positive impact on.
Beyond her role at Nature Positive, Stephanie is a Chartered Ecologist, Fellow and Past President of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, and the current chair of wildlife charity Mammal Society.
Stephanie’s colleagues vouch for all that she does to have a huge environmental impact. Dr Rossa Donovan at Nature Positive said, “It is a privilege to work with Stephanie, and her being named on the ENDS Power List is testament to all that she brings to our team, our clients and the wider business world. She has a real passion for businesses working with nature and has an innate ability to engage the business world in this, and work with companies to embed biodiversity at their core.”