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Sophie Brooks

East Midlands, Greater London, South East England

I help organisations define, demonstrate and communicate their purpose beyond profit offering a range of tailored services to help B Corps certify.

Contact https://www.fitforpurposeconsulting.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiebrooks/

B Leader bio

I am a veteran strategic consultant who spent the first 15 years of my career in PR consultancy. But as a lifelong love of nature and wildlife, in 2005 I left corporate life to set up as an independent environmental consultant. Following a stint in house Sustainability Strategist for Microsoft UK, I completed my MSc in Climate Change in 2012 at The University of Reading, and went on to expand my work to include all aspects of social, environmental and economic sustainability advisory, largely working with corporate clients. I have worked with many large organisations, helping them develop more purposeful strategies including Aviva, The Body Shop, The Cooperative Group, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Ella’s Kitchen Essity, Jordans Cereals, Kelloggs, Jaguar Land Rover, Renault, Storebrand, Swarovski Group and Unilever on a range of social and environmental impact work.

In 2016 I joined UK leading B Corp ClimateCare as Client Director, and in 2018 I set up Fit for Purpose, specifically to work with organisations to define, demonstrate and articulate their purpose beyond profit.

I see the B Corp movement evolving to become an integral part of how business will help solve the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. So I trained to become a B-Leader, able to guide companies through their B Impact Assessment and identify a framework around which they can build out and improve their positive impact. I am a Fellow of the Institute for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (FICRS), Convener of the ICRS Oxford Hub and act as a mentor for several different sustainability organizations.

Industry

Agriculture, Business Products & Services, Consumer Products & Services, Energy & Environmental Services, Financial Services, Restaurant, Hospitality & Travel, Retail

Company size experience

SME

Impact area expertise

Employees, Governance, Environment, Supply Chain, Diversity & Inclusion

Endorsements

"At Root we've been working with Sophie since the early spring to kick-start our B Corp certification preparation. She’s been invaluable in helping us navigate the assessment, how to structure and prioritise our verification data, and identify key gaps in our policies and practices to make us B Corp ready. She is able to help us work through the process in a logical way, simplifying things and bringing us practical solutions. Sophie's strong overall understanding of the world of sustainable business is enormously helpful in helping us on own journey to "Becoming B”.

Tracy Sutton, Founder & Director, Root (Sustainable Design and Packaging Experts).

“I worked with Sophie on the development of the environmental sustainability for Microsoft in the UK. Sophie did a fantastic job driving the development of a focused and cohesive strategy for the UK and overseeing the tactical delivery against the plan leading to significant reductions in our carbon emissions. I would have no hesitation in recommending Sophie.”

Charles Eales
Director of Government Affairs, Microsoft Ltd

"Sophie and I worked together on various communications programmes at Jordans Cereals linked to environmental sustainability. Sophie is expert in corporate communications and sustainability and can provide clear strategic insight grounded in a pragmatic understanding of operational management.”
David Webster
Director of Sustainability and External Affairs, ABF Foods

"I had the pleasure of working with Sophie during our time at Glasshouse. I found her to be someone with a deep insight into the world of communications, with the ability to take a challenge and respond to it both strategically and tactically. Her deep passion for and knowledge of sustainability is also clear. She is brilliant at managing clients and a fantastic person to work with – an expert in her field, who is honest, committed and focused on delivering at the highest level”.

Eleanor Turner
Head of Corporate Responsibility, Prudential UK

Companies taken through the B Impact Assessment

6

Companies taken through the B Corp Certification

0

Training cohort

Oct 2019

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