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Greenheart is a small and close-knit ecosystem of passionate and experienced impact professionals who share a common vision: that every business should thrive by operating as if people and planet matter as much as profit.

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Who we are

Tom

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Thomas Bourne

Founder & Principal Consultant

Thomas is an experienced impact consultant, speaker and advocate who acts as a trusted strategic partner to purpose-led businesses and investors. A trained B Leader, Thomas has helped 17 companies with their B Impact Assessment and 6 through to full B Corp certification.

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.

He is UK B Corp Ambassador as well as a trustee of the Soil Association and a non-executive director of Soil Association Certification Ltd. He sits on the advisory panels of a number of impact related foundations.

Marina

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Marina Bradford

Supply Chain & Environmental Management Consultant

Marina is an expert in environmental management and value chain impact creation working to frameworks including CDP, SBTI, ISO14001 and GRI. Her focus is on helping businesses and their value chains manage resources in a responsible way in order to unlock social and business benefits.

An accountant by training, Marina has supported many organisations through major deals, transformations and change programmes. Having seen first hand the potential for business to be a force for good, Marina developed a practice with clients from low/middle income economies, social enterprises, philanthropy and public sector to help them address the issues that are at the intersection of positive change, risk management and sustainable development.

An advocate of inclusive, regenerative and triple bottom line economies, Marina is passionate about creating and enabling solutions that can help address social and environmental challenges.

Marina was born in Russia, educated in the UK, has lived on 3 continents and worked in over 19 countries, so has a global outlook across a variety of cultures and sectors.

Shlesha

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Shlesha Thapaliya

B Corp 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.

Laura

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Laura Matz

Lead B Corp Consultant

Laura is a trained and experienced B Leader specialising in the detail of B Corp standards and certification. To date, she has guided 13 companies through their B Impact Assessment and/or improvement and certification journeys. Laura has also completed an Environmental Management System (EMS) ISO 14001 Certification Course and helps clients track and manage their environmental impacts.

Prior to her role as a consultant she volunteered with B Lab Europe and B Lab UK to spread the message of the great work being carried out by the B Corp community through social media platforms.

She enjoys relationship building, problem solving and takes a detail-oriented approach to all projects. Her educational background covers a wide range of fields from philosophy and literature to statistical analysis and socially responsible marketing.

Lara

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Lara Santos Ayllón

Impact Analyst

Lara is a researcher and analyst specialising in stakeholder engagement and transformational change for an inclusive, just energy transition.

Through her recent MSc academic research at the University of Edinburgh she explored low-carbon technologies, policies and markets, the circular economy and energy innovation; focusing on the societal and environmental dimensions of the energy transition. Her final project assessed the cross-over between energy policy and social justice.

Prior to her MSc, Lara worked as a PR and Corporate Communications Consultant at Atrevia, the largest communication agency in Spain. Previously, she undertook her undergraduate studies in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Durham.

She has lived, studied and worked in various countries and languages, enjoys detail-focused research and strategy design and aims to contribute to long-term positive impact.

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Thomas Bourne

Founder & Principal Consultant

Thomas is an experienced impact consultant, speaker and advocate who acts as a trusted strategic partner to purpose-led businesses and investors. A trained B Leader, Thomas has helped 17 companies with their B Impact Assessment and 6 through to full B Corp certification.

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.

He is UK B Corp Ambassador as well as a trustee of the Soil Association and a non-executive director of Soil Association Certification Ltd. He sits on the advisory panels of a number of impact related foundations.

Back

Marina Bradford

Supply Chain & Environmental Management Consultant

Marina is an expert in environmental management and value chain impact creation working to frameworks including CDP, SBTI, ISO14001 and GRI. Her focus is on helping businesses and their value chains manage resources in a responsible way in order to unlock social and business benefits.

An accountant by training, Marina has supported many organisations through major deals, transformations and change programmes. Having seen first hand the potential for business to be a force for good, Marina developed a practice with clients from low/middle income economies, social enterprises, philanthropy and public sector to help them address the issues that are at the intersection of positive change, risk management and sustainable development.

An advocate of inclusive, regenerative and triple bottom line economies, Marina is passionate about creating and enabling solutions that can help address social and environmental challenges.

Marina was born in Russia, educated in the UK, has lived on 3 continents and worked in over 19 countries, so has a global outlook across a variety of cultures and sectors.

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Shlesha Thapaliya

B Corp 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.

Back

Laura Matz

Lead B Corp Consultant

Laura is a trained and experienced B Leader specialising in the detail of B Corp standards and certification. To date, she has guided 13 companies through their B Impact Assessment and/or improvement and certification journeys. Laura has also completed an Environmental Management System (EMS) ISO 14001 Certification Course and helps clients track and manage their environmental impacts.

Prior to her role as a consultant she volunteered with B Lab Europe and B Lab UK to spread the message of the great work being carried out by the B Corp community through social media platforms.

She enjoys relationship building, problem solving and takes a detail-oriented approach to all projects. Her educational background covers a wide range of fields from philosophy and literature to statistical analysis and socially responsible marketing.

Back

Lara Santos Ayllón

Impact Analyst

Lara is a researcher and analyst specialising in stakeholder engagement and transformational change for an inclusive, just energy transition.

Through her recent MSc academic research at the University of Edinburgh she explored low-carbon technologies, policies and markets, the circular economy and energy innovation; focusing on the societal and environmental dimensions of the energy transition. Her final project assessed the cross-over between energy policy and social justice.

Prior to her MSc, Lara worked as a PR and Corporate Communications Consultant at Atrevia, the largest communication agency in Spain. Previously, she undertook her undergraduate studies in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Durham.

She has lived, studied and worked in various countries and languages, enjoys detail-focused research and strategy design and aims to contribute to long-term positive impact.

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Greenheart has been a Certified B Corp since 2017 and re-certified in 2020 with a score of 105.4. 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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