About C Level

Action on carbon. Action on forests.  With communities.

Carbon consultants & orchestrators of two holistic programmes, Carbon Balanced & Wild Aligned.

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C Level was founded in 2000. I was involved right at the beginning of ‘carbon offsetting’ and wanted to build a business that would use the idea to power the world’s most holistic forest projects.

As an ecologist who had been through the devastation of Borneo’s rainforests, this meant finding forest projects that create ownership and agency in local communities. Helping indigenous people to build sustainable livelihoods and protect their land and way of life.  I also knew we could not be radical enough in our approach to climate change and would need to transform thinking in business.

It’s taken time, but right now peak awareness is being joined by peak openess to big change. In the face of the great unravelling, a new turning towards life is underway and nature based solutions are again coming to the front.

Our carbon consulting services continue to make it easier to get started.  Our Carbon Balanced Programme has grown alongside the truly awesome projects in our portfolio, some of which have now planted 10 million trees.  Holistic action made possible through the support of forward thinking individuals and businesses, using carbon removal projects as just the start of journey.  Our Wild Aligned programme is helping businesses to go the extra mile.

I am humbled and grateful to everyone in our business ecosystem for their shared vision and real impact.

Daren Howarth, Founder, C Level 

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We are B Corp certified

B Corps are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on all stakeholders including the biosphere. This is a big deal for us. We recommend certification to anyone interested in a process that brings meaningful changes to the way your business is run. And as a truly dynamic network, B Corp is also the place to build momentum for a change in direction.

People

We run three teams covering carbon, storytelling and transformation. We have a deep network and the skills, commitment and craft to help you go much further on your journey. Whether you are starting out, or looking for something more engaging, we will help bring your business and your people into balance and alignment with nature. 

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Daren Howarth

Founder & CEO

Daren orchestrates programme development and client engagements.  He is an ecologist & systems thinker who pushes boundaries. Having worked for both environmental NGOs and global management consultancy firms, he has the skills to connect businesses into regenerative projects.  A passionate communicator and relationship builder who enjoys stretching his own comfort zone.

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Cristina Talens

VALUE Chain Transformation

Cris helps businesses understand social and ecological impact throughout their value chains.  She is passionate about making transparent these impact decisions in remote boardrooms. From exposing modern day slavery to launching the world’s first Carbon Balanced coffee, Cris is a modern day explorer.

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Briony Fitzsimmons

Senior Carbon Analyst

Briony is our senior carbon analyst responsible for complex carbon consulting engagements.  She has worked on carbon footprints for over 10 years in a wide range of businesses, including the world’s biggest academic publisher, Springer Nature. Briony is equally at home exploring the lifecycle impact of vinyl records or the whole experiential travel sector.

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Ana Silva

VISUALISATION & CAMPAIGNS

Ana is our lead creative responsible for the visualisation of our own programmes and client communications campaigns.  She has worked as a User Experience Designer (UX) for agencies including Ogilvy and clients including IBM and Heineken. Her passion, and Masters Degree, is exploring how design and creativity can have a positive impact in society and our world. 

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Ollie Couch

Impact Videographer

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Ed Smit 

Impact Films Director

Ed is on a mission to make films that inspire a more blissful and biodiverse planet. He is one of the most passionate film makers we know and was responsible for helping us craft the story for our Impact Film on the CommuniTree project. He has just returned from a two week C Level filming mission in the valleys of the Bio Estrela Project in Portugal. 

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Roksanna Robinson

Business Development Manager

Roksanna works on making it easier for clients to understand our Climate Tech and how it can be put to work to make things easier for everyone. She is supporting communications and helping to rollout new online services built around the Balance Carbon API.

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Alex Simmons

Lead Developer 

Alex is our lead developer on all our carbon calculator based products and the Balance Carbon API.  He is big on code, ideas, and off-road cycling. Alex is passionate about integrating our carbon footprint intel with corporate systems. 

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Moris Otto

Carbon Analyst

Moris is our carbon analyst extraordinaire. Carefully analysing client data to help them better understand their carbon impact and roadmap to holistic climate action. With Moris at your side, navigating your journey to Net Zero has never been easier.

Project Advisory Network

We maintain close relationships with all of our project delivery partners, many of whom we have worked with since their projects started out as high risk visions. Our advisory network enables us to continually improve the way we monitor impacts and communicate with our clients and across our shared value chain.

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Bah Tambor Lyngdoh

Project Lead, Khasi Hills, India

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Kahlil Baker

Founder, CommuniTree, Nicaragua

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Elsa Esquivel Bazan

Director, Scolel’te, Mexico

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Jo Anderson

FD, Hadza Hunter Gatherers, Tanzania

Who we work with

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We know our craft

With 20 years experience, we are currently working with 46 organisations across a very wide range of sectors and a further 28 micro businesses – change this to – With 25 years experience with the most holistic carbon removal projects we help major brands and startup businesses alike to grow their impact – to remove carbon, restore nature and build livelihoods.

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Numatic International, creators of the iconic Henry vacuum cleaner, are removing carbon through CommuniTree and our carbon balanced programme. C Level is providing consultancy to help calculate the carbon emissions of scope 1 2 and 3 emissions with a further focus on the impact of the Henry bags.

 

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Springer Nature is the world’s biggest academic publisher, with publications like Nature and Scientific American. C Level is providing Carbon Balancing services through the CommuniTree project, which Springer Nature has made a long term commitment to.  The company has also engaged with our Wild Aligned Programme, growing thousands of trees, including through Childrens’ Forest.

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Fidelis approached C Level to help them identify and evaluate high quality carbon removal projects that would also benefit nature and communities. A search for greater transparency and stronger communication on project performance drove the relationship. C Level calculates the carbon impact of the business and orchestrates access to three projects in our carbon balanced programme.

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What you do for us is amazing…we are not only balancing our travel carbon footprint, but doing this through a new relationship to Mongolian Nomads in the main country where we travel with our guests.

Karina Moreton, Director, Panoramic Journeys

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the world's most holistic nature based solutions