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
Christèle Delbé, MSc, is a Sustainable Business Director, intrapreneur and change agent with more than 18 years’ experience shaping and scaling shared value initiatives that unlock brand and revenue growth across FMCG, Utilities, Banking, Automotive and Technology sectors. She was Head of Sustainable Innovation for the Vodafone Group, where she led a B2B programme which generated an annual sales pipeline of £5M with the co-creation of four mobile products, helping to address supply chain, community engagement and access to water challenges across Africa and Asia.
She started her career as a sustainability consultant at SustainAbility, EQM and PIRC and then moved to Orange Group. She was awarded the Guardian Sustainable Business Award for Social Impact and spoke at TEDx Lausanne on innovative mobile products for Unilever, Nestle, Danone, Anglo American and Vodafone. She is a proud trustee for FareShare and Producers Direct, two charities addressing systemic challenges in food value chains. Christele grew up in West Africa, and has lived in France, the United States and Sweden before settling in London.
Jess is a multi award-winning leader with international management experience in the corporate, charity, and creative sectors, and expertise in cultural investment, corporate responsibility, sustainability, and international development. Jess is undertaking a PhD at Glasgow Caledonian University in using screen drama to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. She is also an Off West End Award-nominated playwright, and a director. Her plays have been produced in London and Edinburgh, and her short films have screened at several international festivals.
She started her career as a solicitor, before moving to a responsible business role at the Co-op and then as Commercial Director of national youth charity, vinspired. Jess then spent nine years at Warner Bros, in corporate responsibility roles, most recently as VP, CR for Warner Bros International. Among many other programmes, she created and led Warner Bros. Creative Talent, a multi-award winning international programme that gives talented people from underrepresented backgrounds access to the creative industries. She is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Tender, an arts charity working to prevent domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Beau has over 20 years’ experience of working worldwide in the education and development sectors. He has extensive experience working with foundations in systemic programme design, strategic portfolio development, management, plus monitoring and evaluation protocols. His sector focus includes early child development, primary education, school health and nutrition, as well as tertiary. He also specializes in developing strategic programmatic partnerships between national governments, multi and bi-lateral donors - both from a strategic funding and convening perspective - and foundations/private sector.
Past roles include Education Advisor at the Vitol Foundation and Director of Programs at Dubai Cares. Prior to this he served as a country director on multiple US government funded programs in Africa and Eastern Europe, responsible for financing UNICEF education and WASH programs as well as co-financed initiatives with the World Bank. In the private sector, Beau has worked as an education and development advisor with some of the world’s largest energy companies (including Exxon Mobil, Hess, and Vitol), as well as developing public private partnerships in the low-cost private schools sector.
Anna is a transformation leader with 13+ years’ experience of leading complex transformation programmes across industry sectors (FTSE 100, major public sector & non-profit sector clients). She has deep expertise in operating model and change, having worked extensively with Executive Teams to turn their strategy into action. Anna spent most of her career in Deloitte’s organisation design practice, leading high profile transformation engagements for clients such as Transport for London, the Department for Work and Pensions and the Home Office. During this time, she led Deloitte’s future of work proposition, advising clients on the role of AI, robotics and the gig economy in the future world of work.
Moving to Sky, as Head of Transformation, she worked with their streaming businesses to improve international integration and set them up for growth. This included a secondment to Sky’s German business, where she led the market’s core transformation programme. Anna is passionate about gender equality and about the positive impact business can have in our world, both in terms of our planet and the communities they interact with.
Mark is a dynamic and strategic leader, operating across the creative, business and policy sectors. A qualified barrister, he has held roles in chambers; as a consultant in the office of the Inspector General, UN FAO; and as policy director and advisor for All Party Parliamentary Groups on the African Great Lakes and Genocide Prevention, and Extraordinary Rendition. Most recently he has been policy advisor for the Dept of Health & Social Care’s Joint Bio-Security Centre.
He spent several years as a writer and freelance producer for BBC, ITV, and films, including as Story Editor for Shed Media’s award-winning drama Garrow’s Law for BBC1, before joining Pace Media as Business Development and Creative Director. Following a role at the RSA as Head of Engagement, he then set up Neu Westend Press, an international children’s book publishing company, specialising in books for children celebrating linguistic diversity. He is a Board member of Africa and Middle East Refugee Assistance (AMERA), a legal aid charity he co-founded in Cairo; and an ambassador for ‘Speak to the Future’, the UK campaign to promote language learning in schools.
Emma started her career in public relations working for a range of business-to-business clients including Rank Xerox, BT and TV Licensing. She then moved to the voluntary sector and held various in-house roles, including at The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and VSO before going freelance. She is a consultant, writer and researcher and has worked for a range of clients including the NHS, the International Federation of Red Cross, and many major voluntary and private sector organisations.
Emma is a history graduate and speaks French, Italian and German.