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Kate Chapman

East Midlands, East of England, Greater London, Northern Ireland, North East England, North West England, Scotland, South East England, South West England, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber

Very experienced sustainability consultant and B Leader helping aspiring B Corps and purpose driven organisations to be a force for good.

Contact http://www.midoriconsulting.co.uk https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-chapman-836b236/

B Leader bio

I am a freelance consultant, specialising in helping companies be a force for good in the world. My early career as a management consultant for PwC - working in strategic change, culture and leadership development - gave me a good grounding in “conventional business” and it became increasingly clear to me during my time there that I wanted to work with organisations that did things differently. After an MSc in Responsible Business Practice at Bath University, I left the corporate world and spent several years in the not-for-profit sector, running leadership programmes before switching track and embarking on a “deep dive” into environmental sustainability and consulting. A highlight of this work was being a member of the award-winning London 2012 sustainability team – helping the London Olympics and Paralympics break new ground in setting standards for sustainable events.
In the last 9 years I have returned to business consulting – focusing particularly on organisations who want to become more purpose driven, who wish to innovate and radically change their business practices in the pursuit of sustainability. B Corp arrived in the UK in 2015 and I worked for B Lab during 2016 and 2017 to help spread the word about the movement and to develop training for people who wanted to support companies to certify. I was a member of the first cohort of B Leaders - consultants trained to support companies complete the BIA and navigate the certification process.
I now focus my work on helping companies to introduce and ramp up sustainable practices, looking on their purpose, culture and values as well as their operations. I am working with an ever-increasing number of businesses who wish to become B Corps, helping them to develop and implement improvement plans that will enable them to meet the rigorous B Corp standards, and supporting them through the entire certification journey.

Industry

Building, Business Products & Services, Consumer Products & Services, Education & Training Services, Energy & Environmental Services, Financial Services, Health & Human Services, Restaurant, Hospitality & Travel, Retail, Other

Company size experience

SME, Start-up, Large

Impact area expertise

Employees, Governance, Environment, Supply Chain

Endorsements

We have been working with Kate since January this year to achieve our goal of B Corp certification. Kate’s extensive knowledge of all things B Corp, her enthusiasm, attention to detail and sheer determination have got us there! We couldn’t have done it without her and would highly recommend her to others.
Andy Phillips – Operations Director, Origin Coffee

I recently completed the B Impact Assessment with Kate’s help.  Her knowledge of the BIA was really helpful but more important to me was her positive approach.  Kate was supportive, pragmatic and also appropriately challenging.  Together we set targets for realistic changes and made swift progress towards completing the assessment. I highly recommend Kate to help with B Corp certification.
Mark Turner – MD, Real Group

We so enjoyed meeting with you for the initial BIA review and both Charlie and I came away feeling very inspired!  Thank you for the incredible feedback and extra work you detailed in your follow up report and we look forward to working with you over the coming weeks.
Henrietta Norton, CEO, Wild Nutrition

Companies taken through the B Impact Assessment

39

Companies taken through the B Corp Certification

6

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