Our planet. Your impact.

Join the world's most forward thinking businesses - supporting local people to protect precious forests.

C-Level helps companies identify, invest in and capture on film the life-changing impact of the world's most innovative climate & conservation projects.

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Why choose C-Level?

Carbon Balanced

Get fully certified and measurably effective carbon balancing from a trusted B-Corp with global brand expertise. Read more

Plan Vivo

Access a select range of community-owned carbon offset projects - bringing your business closer to the forest people protecting our ecosystems. Read more

101 Visions

Measure your impact, bring your carbon balancing story to life and inspire the people who matter most through powerful branded micro-documentaries. Read more

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Who we've helped

What people say

“I seriously want to thank you for all your help, you made the impossible possible”

Ines Aramburo, Communications, Pur Projet

“You have given us a communications strategy that speaks to customers and brings provenance to life”

Cris Talens, MD, Source

“The art of the art of the possible”

Ian Peters, Chairman, British Gas

C-Level understands the importance of people as catalysts for change. That’s why we love working with them…

Kahlil Baker, Director, Taking Root

“inspiring and partnering are areas where you excel”

Louise Foreman, Global Client Community Development, Bridge Partnership

Explore our projects

Hadza Hunter Gatherers - Protecting Global Environment

Project name: Hadza Hunter Gatherers

Partner:
Carbon Tanzania, Kloeber

What they do:
An ancient tribal group in Yeada Valley Tanzania reducing deforestation across the valley. A REDD+ project in Tanzania, strongly supported by the tourism sector

Impact:
35,000 hectares of forest is protected in the valley, the Hadza's home for thousands of years. Deforestation reduced in forests that store over 30,000 tonnes of CO2 each year

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Mongolian Nomads Project

Project name:
Mongolian Nomad Project

Partner:
Mongolian Society for Range Management & University of Leicester

What they do:
The first project directing payments to communities for ecosystem protection in Mongolia. Working with nomads to support their way of life and reduce grazing pressure on ecosystems like the Saxaul Forests.

Impact:
Collaboration with 98 herder families over 77,000 hectares. Reducing carbon levels by over 25,000 tonnes CO2 each year

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Restoring India's Cloud Forests

Project name:
Khasi Hills Forest Peoples

Partner:
Community Forestry International & the UminamSynjuk

What they do:
India’s first community-based REDD + project. Mountain Kingdom communities with strong connections to their forests. The community is strengthening protection of sacred groves and communal forests, and the unique flora and fauna of this region.

Impact:
Over 4000 families are benefitting from the progroject, fire damage to the forests is being dramatically reduced, and over 500 hectares of forest is being replanted.

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Himalayan Community Carbon

Project name:
Himalayan Community Carbon

Partner:
Rupantaran Social enterprise

What they do:
Restoring the Great Himalayan Forest by bringing land rights and power back the mountain forest villages. Reducing grazing pressure int the forests around the villages to support natural regeneration.

Impact:
The project is ambitious and could scale up rapidly beyond the 3 areas where it is focussed. Impacts are felt not just in the villages and in Nepal but downstream as erosion and flood risk is reduced in the lowlands.

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Platbos Ancient Forest

Project name:
Platbos Ancient Forest

Partner:
Platbos Conservation Trust

What they do:
Protection and expansion of Africa's southern most forest. This is a tiny remnant of an ancient and ecological unique forest which has survived and now needs urgent protection.

Impact:
Fire is the greatest risk to Platbos and by removing alien species on the forest border risk has been reduced. Visitor sites have been set up for accommodation in the forest and plans underway to expand into surrounding land, linking up other tiny remnants down to the coast.

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Our story

I founded C-Level to help people in business reconnect with what really matters for long term success – to bring business systems into alignment with ecosystems.  The sustainability wave has been building for a long time.  Right now I see the power of nature and the power of business as two forces that are about to fully connect, to align…exciting times to be in business…

C-Level stands for carbon level innovation.  We introduced the terms carbon footprint and carbon balanced globally when we set up in Brighton back in 2000.  New language and metrics are important, and as of 2017, we achieved B Corp Certification and built protection of the biosphere into our legal constitution. Our main focus remains bringing business and forest peoples together on climate change…

Daren Howarth, Founder – read more about C-Level and our services

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