What We Do

Clevel is about linking business to forests and forest community’s through carbon balancing and communications services.

We offer business the chance to become Carbon Balanced through building relationships with Plan Vivo projects.  To support this, we also work with partners and clients to produce 101 Visions, short digital stories, that we create, film and share through the 101 Visions Channel.  CLevel enables solid action and digital storytelling.  Change and communication.

Having introduced the phrases ‘carbon footprint’ and ‘carbon balanced’ to business in 2000,  a core service we offer is the delivery of carbon balanced status.  For this we link your business to unique community owned reforestation projects. Carbon balancing leads onto change and innovation programmes within organisations – in areas like leadership development and product development, wellbeing and shared value creation. Finally, we help you articulate your stories using short films – put together to share achievements and vision.

CLevel is led by founder CO Daren Howarth.  Daren has been at the forming edge of green business, sustainability and carbon management for over 20 years.  He now works with a close team of associates to deliver an integrated and holistic approach to business, built on the 3 core services:

All those involved in CLevel projects are passionate about authenticity and ethics in business.  That’s why CLevel was the first consultancy to sign up as a founder member of Responsible100.

a powerful and innovative means for business to chart a course that is balanced, sustainable and profitable, both now and long into the future

Along with other ethical businesses, we have gone through a rigorous and transparent reporting process, covering our policies and performance across social, environmental and ethical issues.


Daren Howarth

20 years + experience in the early stage development of both sustainability and carbon management, spanning KPMG, Deloitte’s and the Carbon Neutral Company.  Studied ecological systems at Stirling & with a masters degree from Imperial College.  Worked in rain forests, and with some of the most pioneering thinkers and doers in realigning business.  

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Claudia Doets

Claudia has extensive experience in leading complex carbon programmes and has set up her own energy efficiency programmes which generate carbon credits from social technologies.  She helped make the 2010 world cup carbon neutral, has worked on the production of international carbon standards, and has spent a lot of time in Asia doing practical development projects.

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Simon Bottrell

Simon helps people make sense of complex communication and design challenges.  He sees successful communication as dependent on 'having a clear strategic vision, understanding your audience and getting your story straight'  We might call it 'Strategic Design Wizardry'.  He has worked on all the significant communications engagements CLevel has undertook over the last 5 years.

Robin Dally

Robin Dally

Robin Dally specialises in digital marketing and is currently working on marketing strategy for Groundhouse - our new online low carbon home and lifestyle publication.

Nathaniel White

Nathaniel White

Experienced workshop leader, facilitator and coach with a passion for collaboration, appreciative enquiry and other essential business change skills. Nathaniel is currently leading on the delivery of Aligned Business Programmes.


Damian Tow

Masters in Leadership for Sustainable Development at Forum for the Future. 14 years’ experience as project manager at Cable & Wireless and BT. Director of a small software company.  Co-founded Brighton Energy Co-op, working as Programme Director since August 2010.  Currently consulting on one planet living strategies. Damian works as a mountain leader during vacation.

Patricia Rendondo

Patricia Redondo

Patricia has recently started working on CLevel projects.  She has 12 years experience in environmental education and community level project coordination and is helping introduce new clients to our Carbon Balanced Connect programme for small business as well as our work with the coffee industry.

CLevel Associate, Cristina Talens

Cristina Talens

Over 15 years experience in ethical sourcing, sustainable supply chains and climate change - worked as Ethical Trading Manager for the UK number 1 Roast & Ground coffee company as well as a network of conservation organisations delivering rainforest protection (United Bank of Carbon). Currently working alongside business develop sourcing models which address climate change.


Leia Lourenco Ladfors

Leia has worked with the BBC and Viasat Broadcasting in the UK, and  Nordic Films in Skandinavia.  She researches new graphic, media and music formats and specialises in editing and filming short films.  She is currently working on CLEVEL short films.