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Business Champions: Thinking Alliance

Thinking Alliance helps people & teams create better ways to live and work for good. Our coaching, workshops and consultancy give people time and space to think for themselves, generate ideas and plans that play to their strengths, and make progress on the things that really matter. We enjoy thinking with people and organisations working purposefully to improve their own or other people’s lives and to sustain our planet.

Why is sustainability important to you?

I’ve loved being outdoors and learning about the natural world all my life. With the deepening climate crisis, I feel compelled to do what I can through my business to protect the environment and our world and help others to do the same.

What environmental issues particularly resonate with your business?

I believe that our connection with nature builds resilience, wellbeing and can be a source of inspiration, which is why I offer outdoor coaching. I’m interested in what we can do locally to improve the fantastic habitats we already have in Merton and help people to appreciate and connect with what’s on their doorstep.

What are you currently doing to be more sustainable?

I try to make green choices wherever I can, such as avoiding plastic, buying less and switching to a green energy tariff. When we’re allowed to move around again, there will be no more domestic flights for clients in Scotland and I’m sure the bike will be out more and more for London clients!

Why would you encourage other businesses to become a Business Champion?

I’ve recently joined the Network and have already picked up some good ideas from local businesses for other steps I can take. Hopefully we can all work together to amplify our efforts and help make Merton an even more sustainable and enjoyable place to live and work.

I think it’s important to lead by example. I know from my work that our thoughts and actions are greatly influenced by what’s around us, so I think we need to make it the norm for businesses to champion sustainability.

What are your long term/short term sustainability objectives?

In the short term, I’m exploring the next steps I can take personally and in my business to switch even further towards a greener lifestyle. Longer term, I want to work increasingly with clients who are also committed to tackling climate change, so that their success benefits us all and the planet.

Katie Driver


Find out more about becoming a Business Champion and join Merton's Business Network for Climate Action HERE.


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