The international sustainability and responsible business consultancy.
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Our team is based in the UK and the US, and has a unique blend of experience and expertise unified through a passion to make business thrive.

We are partner-led which means all clients work directly with at least one founder of the business, who have all worked on some of the highest profile sustainability strategy and communications programmes of the last two decades.

 

Meet the founders

Get to know our team

Our team bring unique skills and know-how from both the corporate and consulting worlds.

 
Katherine Symonds-Moore  –   Senior Advisor  Katherine is a communications expert, with a background in publishing, food and retail, and many years as a sustainability consultant and writer.

Katherine Symonds-Moore Senior Advisor

Katherine is a communications expert, with a background in publishing, food and retail, and many years as a sustainability consultant and writer.

Susannah Cooke  – Senior Analyst  Susannah leads research and analysis projects with a specific focus on the transition to a low carbon economy and tackling environmental and labour issues within supply chains.

Susannah Cooke – Senior Analyst

Susannah leads research and analysis projects with a specific focus on the transition to a low carbon economy and tackling environmental and labour issues within supply chains.

Lydia-Rose Cox  – Analyst  Lydia-Rose focuses on research and analysis and works particularly closely with Ethical Trade and Environmental Sustainability teams on data preparation and content creation.

Lydia-Rose Cox – Analyst

Lydia-Rose focuses on research and analysis and works particularly closely with Ethical Trade and Environmental Sustainability teams on data preparation and content creation.

Sarah Corcoran  –   Coordinator  Sarah makes our clients and projects tick, providing hands-on project management support as well as streamlining project set-ups and financial management.

Sarah Corcoran Coordinator

Sarah makes our clients and projects tick, providing hands-on project management support as well as streamlining project set-ups and financial management.

 
Mark Finlay  – Ambassador USA  Mark has over 25 years’ experience of dispensing global C-Suite and leadership advisory services as a Geopolitical and Corporate Counsellor. He is also an authority on ports and supply chain infrastructure in Europe and the Americas having held public office as a Port Commissioner, and a Director of the Ireland-US Council in New York.

Mark Finlay – Ambassador USA

Mark has over 25 years’ experience of dispensing global C-Suite and leadership advisory services as a Geopolitical and Corporate Counsellor. He is also an authority on ports and supply chain infrastructure in Europe and the Americas having held public office as a Port Commissioner, and a Director of the Ireland-US Council in New York.

Lara Birkes  – Senior Advisor USA  Lara is an environmental and social impact professional with over fifteen years’ experience managing partnerships, sustainability initiatives and policy engagement with companies, international organizations, governments and NGOs.

Lara Birkes – Senior Advisor USA

Lara is an environmental and social impact professional with over fifteen years’ experience managing partnerships, sustainability initiatives and policy engagement with companies, international organizations, governments and NGOs.

David Guernsey  –   Senior Advisor USA  Dave is a master of sustainability data helping businesses understand how an effective sustainability strategy can also make business sense. He developed his skills over 30 years with UPS. Dave was central to the establishment of UPS’ sustainability ambition and systems.

David Guernsey Senior Advisor USA

Dave is a master of sustainability data helping businesses understand how an effective sustainability strategy can also make business sense. He developed his skills over 30 years with UPS. Dave was central to the establishment of UPS’ sustainability ambition and systems.

Kath Williams  –   Senior Advisor USA  Kath is an expert in environmental strategies for the built environment and helps clients understand the impact of their buildings and ways to simply and effectively reduce that impact. As past President of the World Green Building Council and Vice-Chair of the US Green Building Council, there are few people in the world as well qualified as Kath in this space.

Kath Williams Senior Advisor USA

Kath is an expert in environmental strategies for the built environment and helps clients understand the impact of their buildings and ways to simply and effectively reduce that impact. As past President of the World Green Building Council and Vice-Chair of the US Green Building Council, there are few people in the world as well qualified as Kath in this space.

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Our partners

We work with partners to collaborate on bringing world-class brilliance to clients.

 
 
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Leaders’ Quest

Leaders’ Quest helps leaders find their inspiration in building a sustainable, more inclusive world. A social enterprise, it sees business as a force for good.  It creates tailored transformation journeys that integrate experiential learning with leadership development, advisory work and culture change.  Its clients include major corporations in manufacturing, financial services and technology, as well as entrepreneurs and non-profits.