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Hi, i'm Clare and I have 15+ years experience as a CSR, Sustainability and Climate Specialist In-house /Consultancy and Qualified Executive Coach. I create strategies for small to medium sized businesses and non profits that want to increase their competitive advantage through sustainability while outperforming on profit and growth. I have propelled the leadership forward on their sustainable...
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Skills

Communication Sustainability Corporate Social Responsibility Environment Management Climate Reality Leader Coaching Mental Health First Aider

Employment

  • Sweco

    2017 - 2020

    Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Manager

    ·   Devised CSR and Sustainability strategy and initiatives from conception for a large Swedish design company based in UK and Ireland

    ·   Cross Function Lead for CSR and Sustainability matters, driving forward initiatives across 24 offices and corporate functions

    ·   Recognised at 2019 UK Social Mobility Awards roll of Honor for community engagement programme

    ·   Worked with Marketing Team to raise profile of sustainability within UK and in the capacity of UK Country Project Leader on Urban Insights - a high level global sustainability campaign

    ·   Created CSR and Sustainability Policy, Processes, Procedures, Roadmaps, Materiality Matrix, Guidelines and audited company and supply chain compliance

    ·   Benchmarked CSR performance and work with Leadership Team to develop impactful KPIs

    ·   Devised a pathway to Net Zero by 2030, in line with Science Based Targets Initiative


  • TSP Projects (Tata Steel, now Systra)

    2015 - 2017

    Senior Environment & Sustainability Consultant

    ·   Directed Environment Sustainability Consultancy work completed by six consultants and interfaced with Directors and Clients to establish pricing consistent with company's financial objectives

    ·   Working together with Facilities Management, we achieved 20K energy efficiency savings by reviewing energy contracts

    ·   Devised a business case and created two new business service streams; carbon and Training

  • Urban Foresight

    2015 - 2015

    Management Consultant and Project Manager for Smart Cities Think Tank

    ·   Researched and implemented commercial strategy for Tech Company, unlocking £260 K for online Electric Vehicle platform

    ·   Won £20 K contract to deliver a support programme for carbon strategy, supporting twenty Local Authorities and Public Service Organizations to improve carbon data quality and reporting.

  • Skanska UK & Group

    2007 - 2015

    Joined as Environment Advisor and moved through the ranks of Senior Advisor and Corporate Environment Manager. Provided sustainability tools, support and reporting for the UK business, comprising of eight operating units across infrastructure and building sector for over 5000 employees.

    ·   Global experience. Lead CDP Report writer completing assignments in Sweden and Poland

    ·   Established clear targets and motivated team members to buy into sustainability principles at all levels

    ·   Consulted with clients, building owners and managers to assess current practices and strengthen diverse areas to maximise sustainability

Education

  • MSc Environment Management for Business

    2006 - 2007

    Cranfield University, United Kingdom

    Thesis - The feasibility of integrating ecosystem services into planning decisions in the East of England

  • BSc Geography

    2001 - 2004

    University of Reading, United Kingdom

    Dissertation: Heatwaves and projected climate change: impacts on tourism in Bournemouth and perceptions of the problem