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Carbon Responsible's strength lies within blending expert carbon emissions measurement services with commercially relevant experience. Our day-to-day team are agile, dedicated, and focused carbon professionals who can leverage our set of seasoned advisors to advance decarbonisation strategies. We are grateful to have Nigel, Mick and Erica onboard.

Carbon emissions measurement without commercially relevant context and advice is just numbers. While a report detailing emissions can be interesting in its own right, when viewed through a business lens, it helps to clarify organisational ambitions and drive companies toward durable Net-Zero solutions. Our advisors are critical sounding boards to the directors, ensuring that Carbon Responsible continues to be agile and responsive to the market, providing solutions and insights that help our clients.

We meet our clients where they are along their journey towards sustainability and recognise that the motivations and abilities of clients differ. We also recognise that the size and complexity of the organisations we work with varies greatly, and so must our response to serve those organisations. See our whole team.

Lastly, we're always looking for new commercial voices to help us stay grounded. If you have a perspective on carbon emissions measurement, carbon accounting, TCFD, SBTi, supply chains, Scope 3, greenwashing or anything related, please get in touch. We'd love to chat.

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Michele (Mick) Chu

Financial Services Advisor

For over 30 years, Michele (Mick) has been involved in the Financial Sector space, and has been a noteworthy leader in that space since 2000. Most recently, he has been involved in Fund Raising and helping companies list on AIM, as well as starting his journey in Sustainable Investing via GSCM. He was previously the Chief Administrative Officer at Nomura for France and Holland in Paris, and just prior to that as CAO in France for Lehman Brothers, again in Paris.

Mick can also be credited with contributions in the Equities world of Investment Banking, where he was Head of European Equity Sales in New York, Head Head of European Equity Sales for Continental Europe in London and started his time at Lehman Brothers as Co-Head of UK Equity Sales. Before Lehman, Mick spent 4 years at Credit Suisse on the European Equity Sales desk, and before then started his career at S.G. Warburg as an equity analyst and then equity sales person. He holds a BA from the University of Bristol.

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Nigel from Carbon Responsible's Team

Nigel Greenhalgh

Programme Director

Nigel is a professionally qualified programme manager and director with over 35 years’ experience working for both clients and contractors on a wide variety of residential, commercial, industrial, water and telecommunications projects as well as rail, underground and light rail projects, both nationally and internationally.

His understanding of complex projects provides a strategic overview of the business case and set-up to ensure that the goals and requirements are developed and delivered, using the complete ‘Life Cycle’. Promoting an integrated project/delivery team, including the client / funders, as required, will help to ensure the correct capacity, skills, and competences. This requires a joint vision, as well as an agreed governance and communication structure.

Having worked on a wide variety of projects, in the private and public sectors, with developers, consultants, councils, and infrastructure companies, both in the UK and abroad, he understands the need to set up a simple but robust process and structure to ensure that the programme and milestone deadlines are achieved.

Nigel recognises the need for independent advice and monitoring to give the client confidence that the project is in line with projections, both programme and cost, and that the risks are fully understood and being managed transparently.

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Matt Lovell

Technology Advisor

Matt is an experienced Non-Executive Director with 28 years’ experience working with IT service providers and consultancies. In his executive career, Matt was CTO at Severn Trent Water, CTO for Computacenter UK, CTO at Pulsant, CEO of Centiq, the SAP HANA and Microsoft Azure Experts and is now CEO of CloudGuard, a leading Microsoft Sentinel Cyber Security service provider. Matt is also a Non Exec for BCN Group in Manchester. Matt also has interests in Medical analytics and the Renewable energy sectors including wind farms and renewable energy analytics.

He is a Manchester small business network mentor and advisor to Carbon Responsible. When not building something or gardening, he can be found walking his dog.

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Erica Vilkauls

Retail Strategy Advisor

With more than 35 years experience from the sales floor for a number of years, to Director, COO and CEO roles Erica has enjoyed solving retail’s problems and knows how to exploit opportunities after detailed analysis. Fashion has been her passion throughout her career, but she also has experience in Home and Electricals, from sourcing, production, merchandising and supply chain.

Erica was trained at the Buton Group (Arcadia) and subsequently worked in blue chip corporates: House of Fraser, Mothercare and John Lewis in various management roles.
Erica specialises in turnaround, distressed and growing businesses at all levels from 500k to £400 million in turnover. At the end of the day, whatever the revenue, we are all just designing, producing and selling. But the source of supply is ever-changing, as are the selling channels.

Erica understands that emissions management is the next logical step in the evolution of fashion responsibility. Customer first, rather than product first, has been the latest change she is focused on. She recognises that good data, thorough transparent analysis of emissions is the only way for a business, be it retail or other, to begin to drive down their environmental impact.

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