SBI Member Repowering London's Dr Rashid named “Climate Leader” for COP26

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Jemima Heard
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SBI are proud to learn that Repowering London’s CEO, Dr Afsheen Rashid, has been named as one of the Climate Leaders for the #OneStepGreener campaign in the lead to COP 26.

Dr Rashid has been chosen as one of 26 ambassadors - all ‘extraordinary, everyday, people who are going above and beyond for the climate’- to represent the best in UK climate leadership and will inspire the public to follow in their footsteps ahead of COP26.

Repowering London is a not-for-profit organisation that empowers communities to fund, install and manage their own renewable, local energy. They joined our Sustainable Innovation Programme’s first cohort in 2020 to collaborate on a research project, receiving around £15,000 in consultancy from our researchers and engineering technicians. Our researchers helped Repowering London to develop a platform for centralising and visualising environmental data from a variety of sensors, which could be deployed in social housing to monitor fuel poverty and disrepair - such as levels of mould or damp.

Watch the video announcing Dr Afsheen Rashid as a COP 26 #OneStepGreener Climate Leader below.

COP 26 is the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), which will be hosted in Glasgow through 1 - 12 November 2021. Find out more at

Are you a not-for-profit looking to increase access to renewable energy in your community? The Sustainable Innovation Programme will open for applications on 4 November 2021. Find out more at

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