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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 more than 20 companies with their B Impact Assessment and 12 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.

Laura

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Laura Matz

Lead B Corp Consultant

Laura has a background in statistical analysis and a keen eye for detail. A trained and highly experienced B Leader, Laura's main role is to work closely with in-house teams on impact improvements, ensuring they meet the rigorous requirements of the B Corp framework. She is much loved by our clients for her no-nonsense pragmatic approach. Her pro bono time is dedicated to supporting a sustainability sector initiative to improve diversity and inclusion in our profession. Laura supports Tom with the running of the business and has also led the work developing our comprehensive approach to materiality assessment.

Marina

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Marina Bradford

Lead Sustainability 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

Senior 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.

Charlotte

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Charlotte Horder

Senior Impact Consultant

Charlotte is a passionate Sustainable Development Consultant and holistic thinker. Her mission is to empower both individuals and companies to use their strategies, actions, and voices as a force for good. Using her expertise in strategy development, project management, marketing and communications gained in both international for-profit and non-profit organisations, Charlotte supports initiatives that work towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. As a trained B-Leader, she assists businesses on their journey to become B Corporations and helps raise awareness about the purpose economy as a speaker at events. Originally from the UK and having lived in Switzerland, Germany, Spain and Russia, Charlotte has an international mind-set and a fascination for cultures. A people-person through and through, she loves any opportunity to connect individuals and is a believer in the need for more collaboration. She is an active member of several international communities focused on sustainability such as Catalyst 2030 and The DO School. She is at her happiest when out hiking in nature.

Lucie

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Lucie Montel

B Corp Consultant

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.

Rebecca

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Rebecca James

Sustainability & B Corp Consultant

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.

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.

Anna

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Anna Murphy

Impact Analyst

Anna is a seasoned impact researcher and analyst who specialises in the Future-Fit Business Benchmark. Her work supports companies to embed this pioneering impact management framework into strategies and data systems. She is certified in financial climate risk management (GARP SCR) and was part of the team which built the first online tool allocating sustainability-linked loans grounded in Future-Fit’s framework. Anna's ambition is social and ecological wellbeing to drive the broader economy and is undertaking an MPA in Public Policy, Public Value and Innovation at UCL. Anna set up and coordinates the Wellbeing Economy Alliance’s book club, and enjoys cold water swims.

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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 more than 20 companies with their B Impact Assessment and 12 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.

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Laura Matz

Lead B Corp Consultant

Laura has a background in statistical analysis and a keen eye for detail. A trained and highly experienced B Leader, Laura's main role is to work closely with in-house teams on impact improvements, ensuring they meet the rigorous requirements of the B Corp framework. She is much loved by our clients for her no-nonsense pragmatic approach. Her pro bono time is dedicated to supporting a sustainability sector initiative to improve diversity and inclusion in our profession. Laura supports Tom with the running of the business and has also led the work developing our comprehensive approach to materiality assessment.

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Marina Bradford

Lead Sustainability 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

Senior 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.

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Charlotte Horder

Senior Impact Consultant

Charlotte is a passionate Sustainable Development Consultant and holistic thinker. Her mission is to empower both individuals and companies to use their strategies, actions, and voices as a force for good. Using her expertise in strategy development, project management, marketing and communications gained in both international for-profit and non-profit organisations, Charlotte supports initiatives that work towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. As a trained B-Leader, she assists businesses on their journey to become B Corporations and helps raise awareness about the purpose economy as a speaker at events. Originally from the UK and having lived in Switzerland, Germany, Spain and Russia, Charlotte has an international mind-set and a fascination for cultures. A people-person through and through, she loves any opportunity to connect individuals and is a believer in the need for more collaboration. She is an active member of several international communities focused on sustainability such as Catalyst 2030 and The DO School. She is at her happiest when out hiking in nature.

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Lucie Montel

B Corp Consultant

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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Rebecca James

Sustainability & B Corp Consultant

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

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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Anna Murphy

Impact Analyst

Anna is a seasoned impact researcher and analyst who specialises in the Future-Fit Business Benchmark. Her work supports companies to embed this pioneering impact management framework into strategies and data systems. She is certified in financial climate risk management (GARP SCR) and was part of the team which built the first online tool allocating sustainability-linked loans grounded in Future-Fit’s framework. Anna's ambition is social and ecological wellbeing to drive the broader economy and is undertaking an MPA in Public Policy, Public Value and Innovation at UCL. Anna set up and coordinates the Wellbeing Economy Alliance’s book club, and enjoys cold water swims.

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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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