Global Canopy appoints Nicky Chambers as Programme and Impact Director

14 May 2020

Nicky has been a leading figure on sustainability issues for 30 years

Global Canopy is pleased to announce that Nicky Chambers has joined us as Programme and Impact Director. Nicky has been a leading figure on sustainability issues for 30 years, working at the interface of companies, civil society and government.

In the mid 1990s she founded Best Foot Forward, which grew to become one of Europe’s leading sustainability consultancies known for pioneering work in carbon and ecological footprinting and natural resource accounting. BFF was acquired by Anthesis Consulting Group where Nicky became Director of Strategic Innovation and Futures until 2017. Until recently she was CEO of Origen, an innovative emissions-reduction start-up.

Nicky Chambers said:

“Over the last 20 years I have seen climate protection rise up the agenda to become mainstream. In the next 10 years we need to do the same with protection of nature and biodiversity.”

“Global Canopy’s work is essential to protecting tropical forests and the other vital natural capital on which we all depend. I am looking forward to making sure the organisation’s groundbreaking work has the impact it deserves.”

Niki Mardas, Executive Director of Global Canopy, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Nicky Chambers to Global Canopy at this critical time for our mission and the future of the planet.”

“In this rapidly changing context, Nicky’s unique set of skills and experience, and her fantastic networks in Oxford and worldwide, can unlock latent potential in our organisation and help us achieve the ambitious goals we are working towards.”

“As governments, companies and whole populations confront the interrelated threats posed by coronavirus, biodiversity loss and climate change, Global Canopy’s work has never been more urgent.”

“Enabling leading companies and financial institutions to tackle the social and environmental impacts of their supply chains and investments, while holding those not doing enough to account, is vital if we are to build a better future coming out of this crisis.”

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