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What does a Head of Corporate Responsibility do?

Kirsty Green-Mann – Head of Corporate Responsibility at Burges-Salmon – shares some insights into her job and career. I’m Head of Corporate Responsibility with Burges Salmon, a UK independent commercial law firm. My role is pretty varied it involves: framing our approach to responsible business to drive performance across environmental, social, and governance issues; contributing to a number of internal committees; oversight of relevant benchmark and award submissions and using them to drive improvements, while building strategic partnerships across our…

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Imogen

My Top 3 Takeaways

Imogen Baines, 22, recent Psychology BSc (Hons) graduate from De Montfort University – shares with us her top 3 takeaways and other learning – from our Catalyst Summit and Mentoring Programme. I am currently working as a Project Coordinator. My dream green career would be to work within an organisation which cherishes our environment. To find purpose in my work and help bring about meaningful change and betterment for our planet & future My Top 3 takeaways 1. Mentoring has…

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Dela case study

Dela shares her story

Dela – who has just completed our last Catalyst Programme – tells us a bit about herself and her experiences on it. What would your dream job be? When it comes to working in the sustainability sector, I would love to run my own charity that focuses on raising awareness around period poverty among houseless and low-income women. This ambition is inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which encourage me to look at sustainability from a human-centred approach.…

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Catalyst Summit 22

3 Short Films of our Catalyst Summit 22

Over three days in July our fabulous 2022 Catalyst Summit hosted over a hundred catalysts, speakers and facilitators. This year we wanted to capture some of the magic and learning so are delighted to share three short films made for us by Emma Askew and the Earth Minutes team. Email info@catalysechange.com to get on our mailing list and find out about our next Catalyst Summit & Mentoring programme. Follow us on INSTAGRAM for regular updates.

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ERM internship

Green Internships: What Have We Learnt?

Our new pilot Green Internship & Work Placement programme is now complete! Two catalysts joined ERM for summer placements within the critical resource team and stakeholder engagement team. While three joined Vattenfall Heat UK for a three-week work placement. With training support provided by Burges-Salmon. So what were the objectives of this programme? To support our catalysts on a full sustainability learning journey To provide excellent, relevant and supported sustainability work placements To help bridge the gap between education and…

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green work experience

Our green work placement experience

For three weeks in August 2022, we  – Morgane, Iva and Jasmina – joined the Vattenfall Heat UK team on a green work placement programme in collaboration with Catalyse Change. This unique opportunity allowed us to have one-on-one calls with different team members to discover the fascinating work that goes into heat networks, from engineering, project management to diversity and inclusion, and be included in group meetings. Thanks to the warm welcome from the team, we were able to learn…

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Catalyst Summit

Catalyst Summit: 10 Reasons You Should Join Us

Are you a young woman – aged 18-26 yrs – who wants to make a difference? As we have designed a sustainability learning and mentoring programme just for you. Here are just 10 good reasons why you should probably join us: FIND YOUR PURPOSE – Our inspiring, online sustainability & green careers event, which is held over 3 days in July, will help you find your purpose & be a confident change-maker. “The Catalyst Summit gives you the opportunity to…

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Green Career

My Green Career journey

Josephine Billany shares with us her experience joining the Catalyse Change community and how it has shaped her career. Like many other university freshers, I embarked upon my degree feeling anxious and excited in equal measure. I enrolled at Cardiff University to study Biological Science on the grounds that I had enjoyed the subject at school, liked the city of Cardiff and thought it was a good university. Although I had absolutely no idea what I would do with my…

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Catalyse Change CIC is a social enterprise working to inspire and empower young women for happy, healthy & green careers, communities, and the planet. The directors, Board, and mentors are all women working in sustainability, with a combined wide skill set and expertise, supported by an extensive network of other sustainability professionals who provide expertise and mentoring.

*We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and welcome trans women, genderqueer women & non-binary people.

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