Stephen Bourne, Chief Executive, Cambridge University Press named The Prince’s Regional Ambassador 2009

The HRH The Prince of Wales’ Ambassador Award is presented to an individual whose leadership and commitment to responsibility business practice, and the actions they have taken personally, have created a positive impact both inside their company and on the wider community.

Under Stephen’s leadership Cambridge University Press has developed strong local and global community engagement and is committed to reducing its impact on the environment.

In the UK, employees are involved in a range of activities including working with a local charity to put science ambassadors in schools, helping migrant students learn English and volunteering for the Wildlife Trust.

Following earthquakes and cyclones in China and Myanmar, staff in the entire global network of offices gladly responded to a request from the Beijing office to help rebuild the educational infrastructure.

As well as retaining its accreditation to ISO 14001: 2004 and reducing landfill waste from 11% in 2006 to 6.5% in 2007, they ensure that only pulp from sustainable or recycled sources is used in all their publishing produced in Cambridge and this year won the coveted Quality in Print Environmental Publishing Award.

Stephen has led the Employers Leadership Group for the Regional Test Bed programme, a project aimed at reducing re-offending by increasing the chances of offenders gaining employment.