C-Level Services – Change Culture Not Climate
Carbon Level Innovation – Balanced Business – as consultants we are at our best when we see results coming in, change happening. So a lot of what we do is focused on the intensely practical area of carbon balancing, positive action on business carbon footprints – and the immediate impact it has when done well. We can calculate your business carbon footprint, recommend carbon reduction plans, identify an inspiring forest community for your business to work with, provide carbon balanced certification, and then capture the impact with powerful communications tools.
Project Communications – Micro-documentaries – our quest for results is also part of the reason we run a team that make micro-documentaries. These support our forest peoples projects and other high innovation sustainability projects. They enable smaller projects who lack a comms team to communicate with impact investors. If people can watch a short film and really ‘get’ a project as well as feel inspired, then it reduces perceived risk and brings people together. We love this work. It feels like each film is a seed that many people can pick up and plant and then a whole new tribe can see the tree grow.
Cultural Narratives – there is also the longer road to explore on the way to sustainable, aligned business. Bigger companies are embracing sustainability from the top, but there is a disconnect between top level aspiration and the challenge of embedding sustainability throughout the business. While sustainability metrics, KPIs and carbon levels are important in this, it’s in people’s levels of energy and inspiration where the gamechanger lies waiting…and the stories we tell ourselves, the narrative we are playing is crucial here. During 2017, Daren is exploring new work in this area.
Meet the Team
Daren has 20 years experience in sustainability and carbon innovation consulting. He is great at spotting emerging trends and initiating new projects. This put him at the forefront of the greening of business in the early 90’s with the big management consultancies, and the the carbon footprint wave of the noughties, when he founded C-Level. He has worked in rainforests, in bush schools and built the Groundhouse featured on Grand Designs.
Claudia has spent a lot of time In Asia working on grass roots development projects. This continues to ground her extensive consulting experience in the carbon and impact investing sectors. She has experience of creating carbon credits from a number of social technologies and recently lead a C-Level consulting team creating a new national carbon standard.
Cris has 20 years experience in ethical sourcing, auditing supply chains and embedding sustainability. She has worked as Ethical Trading Manager for the UK number one Coffee roaster and for the United Bank of Carbon, a network of conservation organisations delivering rainforest protection. Cris is continually on the move, most recently with her vision to create Source Coffee, her own brand of cloud forest carbon balanced coffee.
Ramsay is an award winning documentary maker. He’s made films in over 15 countries and is presently working on a series called Tree of Life presented by Joanna Lumley, Bruce Parry, Satish Kumar and Peter Owen Jones. His passion lies in making films about inspiring initiatives that promote positive change for our planet.
Tom is an accomplished Director and Editor. He employs strong narratives and powerful storytelling to deliver films with substance. He has successfully applied this approach across documentaries, corporate videos and feature films.
Leia has worked with the BBC and Viasat Broadcasting in the UK, and Nordic Films in Skandinavia. She is an accomplished animator and has a strong background in editing short promo films which works perfectly for when filming, animating and editing our 101vision micro-documentaries.