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Greenheart is not a traditional consultancy. We have built an ecosystem inspired by the wisdom of living systems that provides a home for the true identity of each of our brilliant professionals, nurtures and nourishes them and creates a culture that makes room for vulnerability, healthy tension and accountability.

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Who we are

Tom

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Thomas Bourne

Founder & Chief Ecosystem Officer

Tom is an experienced impact consultant, speaker and advocate who acts as a trusted strategic partner to purpose-led businesses and investors. A commercial employment lawyer by background, Thomas developed a practice supporting corporate transactions for private equity clients in the consumer sector and earned a reputation for a pragmatic commercial approach. In 2012, Thomas took part in the UK’s first masters-level course on the Circular Economy and developed a passionate belief in the opportunities and benefits of the ‘triple bottom line’ approach to business. He left law in 2014 and joined an organic food production and retail business as interim Managing Director where he turned the business around before supporting the shareholders through the successful sale of the business to a trade buyer. One of the first trained B Leaders in the UK, Thomas has helped more than 20 companies with their B Impact Assessment and 12 through to full B Corp certification. He is UK B Corp Ambassador as well as a former trustee of the Soil Association and has sat on the advisory panels of a number of impact related foundations. With regenerative leadership principles firmly at the core of his work, Tom has overall stewardship for the health and evolution of the living system that is Greenheart, ensuring it develops in service of, and true alignment with, its Purpose. Tom and his wife Georgia are the sole shareholders in Greenheart.

Emma

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Emma Aberg

Lead Consultant (Environmental Impact)

Emma is an experienced sustainability consultant who has worked with businesses from a wide range of sectors. She has been a consultant and an in house environmental manager in both the corporate and charity sectors. Following her degree in Applied Environmental and Resources Science, she specialised in environmental management, becoming an advanced ISO14001 auditor. Emma particularly enjoys engaging, motivating and working with people to empower them to be confident changemakers. She shares her passion for the natural world and social justice by reconnecting people with nature and local communities. Being passionate about facilitating the transition to a circular and regenerative business ethos, she is developing her capacity to accompany businesses on their regenerative journey.

Lucie

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Lucie Montel

Lead Consultant (B Corp & Impact)

Lucie is a trained B Leader and sustainability consultant with over ten years of experience in strategic project management in the public and private sectors. Prior to consulting, she managed startup incubation and corporate innovation programmes - helping entrepreneurs and C-suite executives alike turn ideas into new businesses, or transform existing ones. Passionate about leveraging business to build a world that is inclusive and regenerative, Lucie strives to deliver pragmatic and actionable advice while encouraging clients to set ambitious goals and roadmaps. She is committed to taking an intersectional approach to environmentalism, and particularly interested in making circular business models convenient and accessible to all. In her spare time, she volunteers as a startup mentor and contributes to several impact-focused think-and-do tanks.

Danielle

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Danielle Thompson

Lead Ecosystem Facilitator (Head of Operations)

Danielle is an experienced business manager with a particular focus on operationalising positive impact strategies. Before joining Greenheart, she held senior positions in a variety of growing small businesses as well as running her own B Corp consultancy, helping organisations embed social and environmental impact into their everyday operations. Her background has always been steeped in business management including gaining an MBA from Warwick Business School. The early part of her career was in commercial and project roles in the energy sector both in the UK and Australia where she lived for three years. She is an advocate for inclusion and diversity in business especially championing female entrepreneurs and leaders. In her spare time, she can usually be found walking in the Herefordshire countryside or curled up with a book.

Shlesha

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Shlesha Thapaliya

Senior Consultant

Shlesha is a trained B Leader and experienced analyst with over ten years of experience in academic, industry and market research. She has worked as an impact advisor and business development consultant to startups, SMEs and social enterprises in South East Asia and the UK. Shlesha completed her tertiary education in the US and the UK and holds a MSc in Social Policy & Planning from the London School of Economics. She takes a detail-oriented, multidisciplinary and multi-sector approach to her work and has a passion for creating positive change. Shlesha is interested in understanding and mitigating the impacts of the global food system on climate change and food security, with a focus on creating lasting change through policy transformations, corporate buy in and individual action. She is currently working with her business partner to develop a Nepali inspired sustainable food brand.

Tatty

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Tatty Ransom

Senior Consultant

Tatty is a trained B Leader and founded a sustainability and comms consultancy prior to joining Greenheart, helping companies across a wide range of sectors through the B Corp process and advising them on how to improve their impact. Having completed the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership course, she strongly believes that businesses are in a position to have a positive impact on the world. Her background is in sales and marketing, with over 8 years experience across a variety of purpose-driven businesses, from early stage startups to hyper-growth companies. During that time she spent several years living abroad in Argentina, Paris and Dubai as well as working across Europe, learning about different cultures, ways of life and ways of doing business. Away from work, she’s happiest by the sea or in the mountains.

Davey

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David Cavell

Senior Environmental Consultant

Davey is a sustainability professional with a background in geoscience and a PhD in Earth Sciences. His academic work has taken him to Colombia, Chile, Greece and the Solomon Islands looking at interactions between people, hazards and resources. He gained a strong interest in sustainable development in geoscience from these experiences. Following completion of his doctorate he worked in environmental management for construction, gaining valuable insights and experience in the practical application and use of environmental management systems. During this time he also developed a keen interest in ecological management and biodiversity metrics. Most recently, he has worked for a start-up conducting life cycle assessment and impact assessment work for the mining, battery and energy sectors. Outside of work, he retains a keen interest in research and teaching. Currently, he is working with an international team on Just Transition research. When relaxing, he enjoys history podcasts, cycling and hiking.

Ella

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Ella Parker

Consultant

Ella has a deep enthusiasm for regenerative business models and holds a University of London Master's degree in Environment and Sustainability. She has a wealth of experience that spans the third, public and private sectors and came to Greenheart with the determination to work collaboratively with forward-thinking organisations committed to using their business as a force for good. Prior to joining the ecosystem Ella worked for Charities Aid Foundation where she specialised in the delivery of bespoke Impact Advisory projects centred on the strategic development and amplification of corporate clients’ social and environmental impact initiatives. She is a creative thinker and in addition to her consultancy work has successfully managed projects in the SEN and environmental education spaces. She has a passion for stakeholder engagement and believes in a participatory and insights-based approach to business transformation and strategy development.

Bianca

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Bianca Abat Raja Wright

Consultant

Bianca is a sustainability professional in our Planetary Health team. She is adept with annual carbon emission calculations, science based target setting and sustainability reporting. Bianca is particularly passionate about helping business create a meaningful difference through carbon, energy and sustainability management.

Chloe

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Chloe Colclough

Senior Consultant (associate)

Chloe is an experienced sustainability consultant who has supported organisations in becoming a force for good by co-creating and elevating their sustainability strategy. Chloe has worked with SMEs, large enterprises, non-departmental public bodies and local councils bringing the skills of ESG strategy, carbon footprint assessment and management planning, B Corp certification, environmental management systems, circular economy and sustainable supply chain strategies. Chloe is passionate about unearthing untapped opportunities for businesses to collaborate and co-create with their ecosystem players to deliver a more circular and regenerative offering, whilst strengthening the link between their values and product/service. Chloe is committed to constantly evolving and is strengthening her experience and training on social value and regenerative models to equip businesses to contribute to a more flourishing future. Chloe tries to spend as much of her spare time being active outdoors, reading social justice, developmental and planetary health books, or baking her own bread!

Rebecca

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Rebecca James

Senior Consultant (associate)

Rebecca is a trained B Leader and sustainability professional with a passion to help companies to become sustainable by design, regardless of size or scale of operations. With a background in the corporate real estate sector, she is an expert in how business operations can be improved to benefit all stakeholders. This includes knowledge of annual carbon emission reporting, ISO14001 management and sustainability training.

Sal

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Sally Burtt-Jones

Senior Consultant (associate)

Sal spent the first twenty years of her career working in media and tech and in 2019 decided to follow her instincts and retrain in business sustainability. Using her commercial acumen and experience, Sal loves working with organisations to help them decouple business growth from negative environmental and societal impact, and is passionate about circular business model innovation and the opportunities that can bring. She is a B Leader who highly values the B Corp framework as a catalyst for change, and really enjoys engaging stakeholders throughout each business in the B Corp journey. In her spare time Sal campaigns against sewage pollution in our waterways. She lives by the sea with her rescue dog Charlie, where she swims and paddle-boards throughout the year.

Bonita

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Bonita Bennett

Senior Ecosystem Facilitator

Bonita has over 12 years of experience in supporting the operational needs of small and medium sized businesses. She is a detail person and enjoys looking at things from inside out. This skill helps Bonita solve complex problems in a simple and efficient manner. Putting processes in place across business functions, she prefers order and is usually the one who can make sense of chaos. Bonita works on developing long-term operational strategies, whilst working closely with the Steering Group to meet company objectives and grow the businesses.

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Thomas Bourne

Founder & Chief Ecosystem Officer

Tom is an experienced impact consultant, speaker and advocate who acts as a trusted strategic partner to purpose-led businesses and investors. A commercial employment lawyer by background, Thomas developed a practice supporting corporate transactions for private equity clients in the consumer sector and earned a reputation for a pragmatic commercial approach. In 2012, Thomas took part in the UK’s first masters-level course on the Circular Economy and developed a passionate belief in the opportunities and benefits of the ‘triple bottom line’ approach to business. He left law in 2014 and joined an organic food production and retail business as interim Managing Director where he turned the business around before supporting the shareholders through the successful sale of the business to a trade buyer. One of the first trained B Leaders in the UK, Thomas has helped more than 20 companies with their B Impact Assessment and 12 through to full B Corp certification. He is UK B Corp Ambassador as well as a former trustee of the Soil Association and has sat on the advisory panels of a number of impact related foundations. With regenerative leadership principles firmly at the core of his work, Tom has overall stewardship for the health and evolution of the living system that is Greenheart, ensuring it develops in service of, and true alignment with, its Purpose. Tom and his wife Georgia are the sole shareholders in Greenheart.

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Emma Aberg

Lead Consultant (Environmental Impact)

Emma is an experienced sustainability consultant who has worked with businesses from a wide range of sectors. She has been a consultant and an in house environmental manager in both the corporate and charity sectors. Following her degree in Applied Environmental and Resources Science, she specialised in environmental management, becoming an advanced ISO14001 auditor. Emma particularly enjoys engaging, motivating and working with people to empower them to be confident changemakers. She shares her passion for the natural world and social justice by reconnecting people with nature and local communities. Being passionate about facilitating the transition to a circular and regenerative business ethos, she is developing her capacity to accompany businesses on their regenerative journey.

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Lucie Montel

Lead Consultant (B Corp & Impact)

Lucie is a trained B Leader and sustainability consultant with over ten years of experience in strategic project management in the public and private sectors. Prior to consulting, she managed startup incubation and corporate innovation programmes - helping entrepreneurs and C-suite executives alike turn ideas into new businesses, or transform existing ones. Passionate about leveraging business to build a world that is inclusive and regenerative, Lucie strives to deliver pragmatic and actionable advice while encouraging clients to set ambitious goals and roadmaps. She is committed to taking an intersectional approach to environmentalism, and particularly interested in making circular business models convenient and accessible to all. In her spare time, she volunteers as a startup mentor and contributes to several impact-focused think-and-do tanks.

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Danielle Thompson

Lead Ecosystem Facilitator (Head of Operations)

Danielle is an experienced business manager with a particular focus on operationalising positive impact strategies. Before joining Greenheart, she held senior positions in a variety of growing small businesses as well as running her own B Corp consultancy, helping organisations embed social and environmental impact into their everyday operations. Her background has always been steeped in business management including gaining an MBA from Warwick Business School. The early part of her career was in commercial and project roles in the energy sector both in the UK and Australia where she lived for three years. She is an advocate for inclusion and diversity in business especially championing female entrepreneurs and leaders. In her spare time, she can usually be found walking in the Herefordshire countryside or curled up with a book.

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Shlesha Thapaliya

Senior Consultant

Shlesha is a trained B Leader and experienced analyst with over ten years of experience in academic, industry and market research. She has worked as an impact advisor and business development consultant to startups, SMEs and social enterprises in South East Asia and the UK. Shlesha completed her tertiary education in the US and the UK and holds a MSc in Social Policy & Planning from the London School of Economics. She takes a detail-oriented, multidisciplinary and multi-sector approach to her work and has a passion for creating positive change. Shlesha is interested in understanding and mitigating the impacts of the global food system on climate change and food security, with a focus on creating lasting change through policy transformations, corporate buy in and individual action. She is currently working with her business partner to develop a Nepali inspired sustainable food brand.

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Tatty Ransom

Senior Consultant

Tatty is a trained B Leader and founded a sustainability and comms consultancy prior to joining Greenheart, helping companies across a wide range of sectors through the B Corp process and advising them on how to improve their impact. Having completed the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership course, she strongly believes that businesses are in a position to have a positive impact on the world. Her background is in sales and marketing, with over 8 years experience across a variety of purpose-driven businesses, from early stage startups to hyper-growth companies. During that time she spent several years living abroad in Argentina, Paris and Dubai as well as working across Europe, learning about different cultures, ways of life and ways of doing business. Away from work, she’s happiest by the sea or in the mountains.

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David Cavell

Senior Environmental Consultant

Davey is a sustainability professional with a background in geoscience and a PhD in Earth Sciences. His academic work has taken him to Colombia, Chile, Greece and the Solomon Islands looking at interactions between people, hazards and resources. He gained a strong interest in sustainable development in geoscience from these experiences. Following completion of his doctorate he worked in environmental management for construction, gaining valuable insights and experience in the practical application and use of environmental management systems. During this time he also developed a keen interest in ecological management and biodiversity metrics. Most recently, he has worked for a start-up conducting life cycle assessment and impact assessment work for the mining, battery and energy sectors. Outside of work, he retains a keen interest in research and teaching. Currently, he is working with an international team on Just Transition research. When relaxing, he enjoys history podcasts, cycling and hiking.

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Ella Parker

Consultant

Ella has a deep enthusiasm for regenerative business models and holds a University of London Master's degree in Environment and Sustainability. She has a wealth of experience that spans the third, public and private sectors and came to Greenheart with the determination to work collaboratively with forward-thinking organisations committed to using their business as a force for good. Prior to joining the ecosystem Ella worked for Charities Aid Foundation where she specialised in the delivery of bespoke Impact Advisory projects centred on the strategic development and amplification of corporate clients’ social and environmental impact initiatives. She is a creative thinker and in addition to her consultancy work has successfully managed projects in the SEN and environmental education spaces. She has a passion for stakeholder engagement and believes in a participatory and insights-based approach to business transformation and strategy development.

Back

Bianca Abat Raja Wright

Consultant

Bianca is a sustainability professional in our Planetary Health team. She is adept with annual carbon emission calculations, science based target setting and sustainability reporting. Bianca is particularly passionate about helping business create a meaningful difference through carbon, energy and sustainability management.

Back

Chloe Colclough

Senior Consultant (associate)

Chloe is an experienced sustainability consultant who has supported organisations in becoming a force for good by co-creating and elevating their sustainability strategy. Chloe has worked with SMEs, large enterprises, non-departmental public bodies and local councils bringing the skills of ESG strategy, carbon footprint assessment and management planning, B Corp certification, environmental management systems, circular economy and sustainable supply chain strategies. Chloe is passionate about unearthing untapped opportunities for businesses to collaborate and co-create with their ecosystem players to deliver a more circular and regenerative offering, whilst strengthening the link between their values and product/service. Chloe is committed to constantly evolving and is strengthening her experience and training on social value and regenerative models to equip businesses to contribute to a more flourishing future. Chloe tries to spend as much of her spare time being active outdoors, reading social justice, developmental and planetary health books, or baking her own bread!

Back

Rebecca James

Senior Consultant (associate)

Rebecca is a trained B Leader and sustainability professional with a passion to help companies to become sustainable by design, regardless of size or scale of operations. With a background in the corporate real estate sector, she is an expert in how business operations can be improved to benefit all stakeholders. This includes knowledge of annual carbon emission reporting, ISO14001 management and sustainability training.

Back

Sally Burtt-Jones

Senior Consultant (associate)

Sal spent the first twenty years of her career working in media and tech and in 2019 decided to follow her instincts and retrain in business sustainability. Using her commercial acumen and experience, Sal loves working with organisations to help them decouple business growth from negative environmental and societal impact, and is passionate about circular business model innovation and the opportunities that can bring. She is a B Leader who highly values the B Corp framework as a catalyst for change, and really enjoys engaging stakeholders throughout each business in the B Corp journey. In her spare time Sal campaigns against sewage pollution in our waterways. She lives by the sea with her rescue dog Charlie, where she swims and paddle-boards throughout the year.

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Bonita Bennett

Senior Ecosystem Facilitator

Bonita has over 12 years of experience in supporting the operational needs of small and medium sized businesses. She is a detail person and enjoys looking at things from inside out. This skill helps Bonita solve complex problems in a simple and efficient manner. Putting processes in place across business functions, she prefers order and is usually the one who can make sense of chaos. Bonita works on developing long-term operational strategies, whilst working closely with the Steering Group to meet company objectives and grow the businesses.

OUR ADVISORY PANEL

We are privileged to have the support and guidance of some of the leading thinkers and do-ers at the intersection between business and impact.

Martin Nye

Chair, Non-Executive Director, Advisor and Trustee

Martin is a board advisor who most recently chaired B Corp World of Books through a period of intense growth and subsequent sale. 
He is chair of the board of trustees at the Soil Association.

Narda Shirley

Co-Founder Wilful, Founder Gong & B Corp Ambassador

Narda is a highly experienced businessperson and communications professional who has dedicated her career to supporting those companies driving the transition to a regenerative, fair and low carbon future.

Amy Clarke

Co-Founder and Chief Impact Officer, Tribe Impact Capital

Amy is one of the leading advocates in the impact investing scene. As an advisor to B Lab UK, the Future-Fit Foundation, Global Ethical Finance Initiative and others she is truly driving the change we need in the world.

Vishesh Srivastava

Managing Partner, Future Business Partnership

Vish is a seasoned investor who has held non-executive directorships at some of the UK’s most iconic brands, including Liberty and Jack Wills. He now runs an impact-focussed fund management company.

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Greenheart has been a Certified B Corp since 2017 and re-certified in 2023 with a score of 128.1. You can find our B Impact Report here.

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Our model is built around passion, opportunity and shared values:

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Authenticity

We bring our whole selves to our work. Genuine personal alignment drives the passion and energy that is so necessary for what we do.

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Transformation

Incremental change is no longer enough. We nurture our clients to embrace a transformative, systems-change approach to positive impact.

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Regeneration

We believe in a system of positive impact that gives back more than it takes.

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Action

Advising clients purely in theory limits the impact of our work. We have a bias for action and our advice is given in the context of the client’s business priorities.

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