East Midlands, Greater London, South East England
Independent consultant working with businesses to measure and improve their impact, helping them to be a force for good.Contact https://www.linkedin.com/in/sally-mccombie/
I spent a couple of decades in corporate affairs, leading teams in multinationals on all aspects of communications and governmental relations.
My lightbulb moment came at PepsiCo. Faced with significant external pressures, reflecting changing societal expectations of food and drink businesses, visionary leaders at the time chose to step forward with a series of sustainability commitments to transform the business. They recognized that the business needed to change the way it made its money not just how it was spent the money through CSR programmes which were common at the time.
My role was to launch those groundbreaking commitments and, critically, govern their implementation. Regular and transparent communication on our progress materially improved our relations with external stakeholders.
That’s inspired me to work with businesses who accept their role in society and want to play their part in addressing societal challenges. I help businesses understand and respond to society’s expectations of them to deliver both financial and social value.
Having completed the Business Sustainability course at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership, I trained as a B Leader to support businesses in using the B Impact Assessment as a framework to both understand and improve their impact, as well as a potential route to certification. With fellow B Leaders and local B Corps, I co-founded the Oxfordshire+ B Local to promote B Corps in the region and spread best practice among existing and aspiring B Corps.
Agriculture, Business Products & Services, Consumer Products & Services, Media, Retail
Employees, Environment, Supply Chain, Diversity & Inclusion
“I started working with Sally in June as I sought to understand whether and how I might build B Corp principles and certification into my business from the start. She has provided valuable advice helping me understand the essentials of the B Impact Assessment, the importance of the Impact Business Models, where I might score well and the areas which are less relevant to a sole proprietor. She also introduced me to another B Corp certified coach in Canada who was hugely helpful in reassuring me about certifying as a sole proprietor".
Lydia Stevens, Executive Coach and Mentor at On Purpose
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