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
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 and beyond.
Building, Business Products & Services, Consumer Products & Services, Education & Training Services, Energy & Environmental Services, Financial Services, Health & Human Services, Restaurant, Hospitality & Travel, Retail, Other
SME, Start-up, Large
Employees, Governance, Environment, Supply Chain
We cannot recommend Kate highly enough. She made a difficult, complicated process easy to navigate and pain free. We would not have been able to get through it and get our B Corp with out her help and support - thank you for all your help getting us a double IBM!
Katie Lopes - Founder, Stripe & Stare
I wouldn’t have made it through the process without Kate’s support, encouragement and expertise. Her enthusiasm and ability to clarify the terminology was especially helpful early in the process. I didn’t have the time to figure it out for myself, Kate walked me through the whole impact assessment, translating each section into ‘micro-business-English’, helping me to understand how the categories and questions applied to our business. I didn’t have a big team to delegate the work to, and without Kate would probably have given up before I’d started. That said, the certification process was well worth the effort, looking at the business as a whole, and amassing all the evidence was challenging but, in the end, hugely affirming.
Helen Sieroda - Founder, Wise Goose Coaching
Kate helped us ensure that our approach to the B Impact Assessment was done in a way to give us the best possible chance of becoming a B Corp. Always on hand - to guide and encourage - she helped the process and to focus our drive to get certified.
Alex Holliman - Founder, Climbing Trees
The B Corp Assessment is a maze, it's filled with twists and turns that anyone could get lost in. Kate was a brilliant guide, making the journey to submission much easier. Helping to explain the details of each question, giving useful insights into what's achievable in both the short and long terms.
Dougal Russell - Sustainability and Supply Chain Manager, SunGod
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 worked with Kate from the start to finish of our B Corp journey. I am director of a creative agency with a clear ethos. Navigating the B Corp process was complex, I am very time limited so commissioned Kate to work with me very closely to guide us through to accreditation. Kate brought expertise and knowledge that created accountability, and most of all, trust, efficiency and peace of mind. Kate was very proactive and flexible with meetings, always reliable and would always go the extra mile to support us. She helped us go through the assessment questions step by step, created action plans at each meeting so I knew what was required from us for the next phase. Kate was great at supporting me with pulling together documentation and evidence that was required, and even provided templates and examples if we had something missing. Without Kate I would have found the process very overwhelming and complicated. I felt in a safe pair of hands, and found the process very smooth. I would whole heartedly recommend Kate, from both a personal and professional perspective.
Mandy Barker , Founder and Creative Director, Sail Creative
Working with Kate has enabled me to focus on running my business and doing what I do best with Kate taking the lead in getting us to B Corp certification. The process was simple and straight forward only due to Kate’s experience, knowledge and guidance. I have no hesitation in recommending Kate and Midori consulting to others looking to gain B Corp status.
Jess White, CEO, Meg Rivers
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