• Carbon & Communications Action

About CLevel

CLevel is a pioneering consultancy helping businesses with climate change action and communications.  Formed to introduce business to CLevel’s new language of the ‘carbon footprint’ and ‘carbon balanced’, the company continues to innovate in the ways that we help our clients with their carbon management and communications.

Our vision is of a future where organisations are redesigned and operate ‘aligned by nature’. Aligned with their own vision, with their own ‘business ecosystems’ or partners and with the most vital system they are embedded in and supported by – the earth’s biosphere of ecosystems.

We deliver:

Carbon Balanced

We help you identify the best projects to invest in to become carbon balanced, with a focus on community run forest projects under the Plan Vivo Standard.



Short Films

We also create powerful stories in the form of short films about the projects you invest in and the climate change action you take.  This is delivered through in-house film production and our new 101Visions channel.

Responsible Business

CLevel works in an open and flexible way as a leading ethical consultancy – the first to sign up as a founder member of Responsible100. Responsible 100 is an 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.

If you want to do something different, or you just want people to know the great stuff you are doing, then we would like to hear from you

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 University & environmental technology at Imperial College.  Worked in rain forests, and with some of the most pioneering thinkers and doers in realigning business.  

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 world cup carbon neutral, has worked on the production of new international carbon standards, she has spent a lot of time in Asia doing practical development projects.

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 UK number 1 Roast & Ground coffee company as well as a network of conservation organisations delivering rainforest protection (United Bank of Carbon). Providing consultancy on supply chain sustainability and launched her own Climate Change Coffee brand...

Tom Sands

Tom employs powerful storytelling to deliver films with substance. He has successfully applied this philosophy across documentaries, corporate videos and feature films. Filmed documentaries in some of the most remote parts of the world and won Rising Star Award at Canada International Film Festival.  Tom is currently 101 Visions main editor...

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 covering our 101 Visions work in Asia.

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 just call it 'design wizardry'.  He has worked on all significant communications engagements CLevel has undertook over the last 5 years.

Damian Tow

Damian has a Masters in Leadership for Sustainable Development at Forum for the Future following on from 14 years’ experience as project manager at Cable & Wireless and BT.  Co-founded Brighton Energy Co-op, installing significant community energy installations in the city and is consulting on 'one planet living' strategies. Damian works as a mountain leader when he can get the time...