Sometimes having a new perspective can make all the difference.
We’re a diverse and flexible team of change-makers and problem-solvers: business, sustainability, and non-profit strategy, advisory, and communications consultants with broad, lived experience gleaned from careers in a range of sectors. We’re united by our passion to help business and society work better, smarter, and faster together through transformative Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategies, thoughtful collaboration, and effective cross-sector partnerships.
Decades of experience
C&E Advisory has decades-long experience of helping purposeful businesses, non-profits, foundations, and philanthropists to navigate business, social and environmental risks, challenges, and opportunities – and come out more resilient and relevant. We challenge and support organisations to put purpose firmly at the heart of what they do, and design intelligent strategies and programmes to deliver inclusive, sustainable impact and value for all stakeholders.
- People always come first
and that our health is inextricably linked with the health of our planet
- In the principle of cause and effect
all actions and inactions have consequences and that when an issue becomes a cause it can better galvanise sustainable action and greater impact
- Being a good business is good business
- Having a compelling purpose
or mission is necessary, but not in itself sufficient: a purpose, mission, or cause should deliver sustainable, high-impact change & effect
- In the creative power of diverse perspectives
when individuals, organisations or sectors come together to solve problems at scale
- Solutions with depth
integrity, authenticity, and transparency are our holy grail
- Curiosity is essential
and we must never stop learning!
Manny Amadi, MVO
Building on a diverse career spanning the corporate, non-profit sectors, and cross-sector consulting, Manny founded C&E fuelled by his determination to help place societal consideration at the heart of business purpose and practice – and to help speed the mission of non-profits to greater impact. Manny advises, coaches, writes about, and catalyses effective action on a wide variety of ‘business and society’ issues including sustainable business, transformation strategy, stakeholder engagement, diversity & inclusion, social innovation, and levelling up communities.
He is skilled in convening and scaling peer collaborations to enhance collective impact and facilitating valuable dialogue between previously antagonistic companies and NGOs. He has worked with some of the world's foremost businesses, NGOs, Trusts, Foundations, and high impact philanthropists.
As an enthusiastic supporter of young people, Manny has served on the boards of several leading youth organisations; was the Lead Founder of The Charter School, East Dulwich, and a driving force behind the establishment and growth of The Charter Schools Educational Trust (the Trust educates nearly 5,000 pupils across six highly respected inclusive, non-selective community state schools, drawing on its Teacher Training School and Research School hubs to strengthen diverse local communities across south London). He is a Founding Trustee of Mission Beyond – a charity focused on addressing the UK’s social mobility challenge by connecting 1 million underrepresented young people to real jobs via Open Doors, a national digital infrastructure.
A Fellow of the RSA, Manny was awarded an MVO (Member of the Royal Victorian Order) in 1999 by the Queen, for services to the community in support of disadvantaged young people. He is married and feels lucky to have four much beloved sons.
Meet the team
Dr. Paula Owen
An environmental and sustainability specialist and published environmental author, with two decades of experience in energy, sustainability, climate change and carbon footprinting & management, Paula has a DPhil in Climate Change Chemistry from Oxford University, and a Masters in Information Science from City University, London.
Paula has worked across the academic, public, governmental, NGO and private sectors. She was a director at sustainabilty charity Forum for the Future; headed up the environmental information services for the British Library; spent eight years at the Energy Saving Trust developing its knowledge and insight resources and commercial consultancy capability, and has had secondments to the UK government’s Department for Rural Affairs, and Department for Energy and Climate Change. She has consulted to a range of organisations on energy and employee engagement matters including Proctor & Gamble, British Gas, BSkyB, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Tate museums. She is currently working on a schools carbon toolkit calculator for Cambridge University's Programme for Sustainability Leadership.
A highly experienced business psychologist, Hannah is committed to driving social change by helping organisations become more inclusive. Her passion is in supporting individuals, businesses, and organisations to embrace equity, diversity and inclusion, with a key focus on intersectionality. She believes meaningful change in this space only happens by enabling and enhancing understanding, applying passion, and providing people with safe spaces to have uncomfortable conversations which can effect real behaviour change.
In 2019, Hannah founded LGBTed, a national network to drive sustainable social change through enabling greater LGBTQ+ visibility in the education system. As Director, she is a member of the National Equality and Diversity Forum for education, working with the Department for Education to develop the national LGBTQ+ education strategy. She is a published academic author and in-demand keynote speaker.
Hannah is also Director of Engaging for Success, an organisation that delivers solutions to support organisations in becoming more inclusive and has worked with diverse range of organisations including Sony Pictures Europe, HM Treasury, Office for Nuclear Regulation, Booking.com, RentalCars, Imperial College London, NHS Wales, and Co-op Group.
Muna is a strategic advisor to philanthropists, CEOs, foundations, and businesses. She builds lasting relationships with those she works with, serving as a confidential sounding board and offering peer-to-peer support. Muna brings 20+ years of experience growing organisations and nurturing driven, agile, and resilient teams in both the corporate and the non-profit sector, with a deep commitment to meaningful results.
A former CEO of a charitable foundation and sales executive at Procter and Gamble, Muna has overseen the development of collaborative and participatory grant-making programmes with global reach. She has also worked closely with an engaged Founder, managed a diverse board of Trustees, and handled a wide array of stakeholder relationships at all levels. Throughout, she has championed locally led change by supporting grassroots NGO leaders and activists.
She is a Trustee of Global Dialogue, a school Governor, and the proud mother of two girls, invested in helping to build a more just future for them.
Liz is a sustainability and communications professional with 30 years’ experience in roles spanning corporate responsibility and sustainability, brand PR and corporate communications, project management and philanthropy. She has had roles in agency and in-house and spent over 20 years in The Coca-Cola Company in Great Britain, most recently as the lead on corporate responsibility and sustainability. Liz was responsible for the strategic planning and delivery of frameworks, ambitions and partnerships, stakeholder engagement and driving an internal culture around sustainability.
A trustee of the Kent Wildlife Trust, Liz has a passion for nature and has deepened this through a focus on water stewardship and nature-based solutions to address business risk and supply chain resilience, while enhancing and connecting communities.
Adrian Henriques is an author, adviser on corporate responsibility, social accountability, and sustainability with over 25 years’ experience working with companies, NGOs, social enterprises, and the public sector. He has produced research on social sustainability, consulted and taught widely on accountability, standards, stakeholder engagement, social impact measurement and social auditing.
He was a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants’ Global Sustainability Forum and Chair of the UK mirror committee for ISO26000. Adrian was also a member of the Global Reporting Initiative Steering Committee, and formerly Head of Accountability at the New Economics Foundation. He has worked for the International Society for Ecology and Culture, an NGO campaigning on economic globalisation. For a number of years prior to that, Adrian was a management consultant for PwC in financial services. Adrian has also been a Visiting Professor of Accountability and Corporate Responsibility at Middlesex University Business School.
Kate is an advisor on Organisation Purpose, Business conscience and growth, working with Boards and Execs who believe in the role business plays in society beyond profit. She has over 20 years experience working in private sector and social purpose organisations in media, tech, innovation and sports sectors. Much of her career to date has operated at the nexus of Business, Non-Profit and Government, crafting and executing strategies and partnerships that drive social progress and company performance. Kate’s passion is closing the gap between profit-led and purpose-led agendas to show that it can be ‘and’ not ‘or', helping corporates to tackle societal challenges in strategic, commercial ways and socially-led not for profit organisations to build longer term futures and finances.
Starting her career as a management consultant, specialising in HR, Reward and Organisation Development, she then transitioned in-house to develop a broader COO skill set. Recent roles include Chief of Staff, Strategy Director, Operations Director and Commercial Director and she has expertise in strategy, operations, social impact, leadership development, organisation development and coaching. She has worked with a wide range of organisations including Comic Relief, Nesta, Tech Nation, EDF Energy, DWP, Cabinet Office, Barclays and Astra Zeneca. Kate has previously been Chair of national charity, Missing People. and now sits on the Board of the British Paralympic Association and the ReGenerate Working Council.