GBB was developed and launched in 2010 by the director Ms. Lani Edghill spurred by interest from the business community. The program was developed in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, The British High Commission and the Future Centre Trust and has approved 35 businesses to date. The program was grated a $150,000 USD grant from the IDB for the expansion of the program in 2013 and the director moved on to develop her own business. Ms. Arainna Marshall ran the program for the next 2 years and implemented the IDB grant. On completion of the grant the program became dormant until the director was asked by the FCT to relaunch the program in 2019. The program relaunched to existing green businesses in November 2019 and to the public in January 2020. Green Business Barbados is a self sustaining program, an initiative of the Future Centre Trust.
Lani is an environmental planner trained at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon; a brimming example of sustainability.
Lani conceptualized, designed and developed the Green Business Barbados Program for the Future Centre Trust in 2010 spurred by requests and interest from the business community.
Lani is a passionate environmentalist who seeks to provide affordable, attainable and practical sustainable options for businesses, hotels and Barbadians alike.
She is also constantly seeking ways to assist our island in implementing sustainable practices and regenerative designs within our government and private sector waste management and building and development systems.
On weekends you can find Lani and her son forest bathing and hiking in the forested parts of the island or playing at the beach.