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As an impact consultant, based in Liverpool, I support my clients to understand, measure, improve and report their social impact.

 

With over a decade of experience working across industries in audit, risk management and process improvement –for both SMEs and multi-billion pound businesses - I have the ability to understand businesses and their processes quickly giving valuable recommendations which suit their strategic objectives and culture. I advocate for place-based investment to unlock the ripple effects of social impact, as demonstrated by my Board positions with 

Kindred LCR and Sefton Park Palm House.

 

I've completed training with B Lab UK, the University of Cambridge's Institute for Sustainability Leadership and Social Value UK. And I collaborate with peers to deliver larger pieces of work which offers clients the ease of having one key contact while benefiting from a wide breadth of experience.  

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Louisa Burman

I started my own consultancy not only so I could choose to work with business and people that inspired me but also to make the time to invest in causes that are close to my heart.

At least 20% of my time is dedicated to
pro-bono support.

To truly amplify social value, communities and stakeholders must be empowered and engaged in decision making. They must have a part to play in developing the spaces and activities which exist around them. I believe that this starts by nurturing grassroots ideas, giving Doers in communities the opportunity to succeed and, perhaps more importantly, learn when things don't quite go to plan. Micro-funding smaller, local ideas and projects is a great way to do this... That's why I've chaired the Liverpool SOUP Committee since founding the events early-2019 and I've also been an active member of Awesome Liverpool since 2019.

On a larger scale, having local people, in particular those from typically under-represented groups, within
 organisations and in a decision-making capacity is vitally important to enable strategies and operations to be designed in a away that is genuinely beneficial for local communities. This is why I advocate for increased diversity on Boards and have been a Board Director for both Kindred LCR and Sefton Park Palm House since the age of 33.

During my 2022

Financial Year this came to 564 hours.

Although the core of my work, and the pro-bono support I offer, focuses on social impact. For all of my invoices which are paid on time, I also donate 1% of the total invoice amount between Rewilding Britain and Liverpool Tool Library to support them to increase the positive environmental impact they have on the word.

 

I'm particularly proud to currently be managing and funding a project with Liverpool Tool Library which will enable them to introduce a thermal imaging camera into their inventory, along with complementary guidance. This will mean that members will be able to get a better understanding of how energy efficient their homes are and the steps they can take to improve the efficiency of their homes.

My Values

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Accountability &

Transparency

I work in sustainability because I want to make it as easy as possible for businesses to make decisions that consider social and environmental factors as well as profit. This isn't a simple task, but it is more effective and efficient to drive positive change when everyone is clear on what needs to be achieved and accepts their role in the

bigger picture.

I'm here to be a critical friend, not to be judgemental. I believe that we get the most out of our stakeholders when we take the time to understand their perspective and work with them. No one gets it right every time so being able to acknowledge mistakes and learn how to grow because of them is an important step to success.

Compassion

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No Bullshit

The only way to continuous development is through being honest about what you know and where you need to spend the time furthering your understanding. 

No bullshit means you'll always know were you stand regarding to the quality of work I'll deliver and by when. 

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Challenge

&

Champion

In order to live in a more fair and equitable world we need to speak up and have the courage to challenge practices which undermine the 'greater good'. We also need to take the time to champion those who are leading the way so they know that they're seen and are able to inspire the actions of others.

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