Founder and Director
Emily is the Founder and Director of Efeca, a B Corp certified company specialising in sustainable use and trade of forest risk agricultural commodities. Emily works with both private and public sector clients supporting the development and implementation of corporate commitments and public sector policies to address deforestation. She supported the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) of the World Economic Forum in facilitating a global taskforce of the COP26 Forest, Agriculture and Commodity Trade (FACT) Dialogue; facilitation of the Global Resource Initiative (GRI), and is currently Director of the UK Sustainable Commodities Initiative, including industry roundtables on soy and palm oil.
YMCA Bournemouth CEO
The HealthBus Trust Chairman
Across my many careers, one thread is consistent. I have spent my life working to improve the lives of others and the communities in which they live. ESG is at the heart of organisations that make a sustained positive difference to the world we live in. We should all care about our environment, ethical governance, and improving the lives of our staff and customers. I am passionate about helping people, organisations and businesses synergies to make the world a better place for everyone.
Gareth has worked as a doctor, schools worker, public speaker, advisor in ethics on medical issues, youth worker and church leader. He has also served as a director with several charities. He has broad experience in starting and developing volunteer groups and charities. He remains a credentialed ordained minister in the Elim church.
Eco-Champion and Chief Kelper
Howard, the eco-champion, pioneers’ sustainability through nature-based solutions like aquaculture and regenerative agriculture. As the visionary Chief Kelper at Carbon Kapture, he repurposes CO2 and ocean pollution. With a diverse background in sales, music, and HR, Howard’s corporate expertise now drives net-zero strategies for people and businesses. He’s a thought leader in aquaculture, climate change, and behavioural psychology, inspiring change through his circular ecology business model. His consultancy, Sustain:Able, and podcast, Sustainable Old Men, spark vital climate conversations. A true trailblazer, Howard aims to leave a greener legacy for future generations, preserving nature’s beauty for all to enjoy.
Gary is the CEO of Blue Sky Financial Planning having established the company some 21 years ago. The company moved to an Employee Ownership status in December 2022, a natural fit for Gary’s ethos, with two of the key requirements being a positive inclusive team culture and an engagement with the wider community (the ‘S’), along with strong robust governance (the ‘G’).
Gary’s background has meant he has always had a resonance with environmental risks and natural resource management (the E) having studied Environmental Science throughout his education, culminating in a degree in the very subject. Gary then went onto teach for 5 years in secondary schools.
It’s therefore no surprise that ESG principles are firmly front and central of Gary’s thinking both personally and within Blue Sky.