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From the Nicky Linked in page – to be continued  (not all authors listed)

Her energy, drive and commitment to sustainability will be sorely missed

Nicky was a force of nature as well as a force for nature. And she laughed with all the passion and power of the Universe –

She was a real pioneer in our environmental industry and made a huge impact over her amazing career. 

She was a real pioneer - and such a clear thinker in such a fuzzy world

What a transformational life Nicky led. 

We lose one of the genuinely cheerful agitators of a better world

Charlie Curtis: You were such a force of nature. I was so delighted when you came to join us as CEO of Origen – and the energy, passion and commitment you brought. There’s very few people who get what the world needs and understand how the world works, who then roll up their sleeves and get busy sorting it out like you. And I loved your pragmatism and your bravery. Thank you for being an inspiration. 

Fiona Place: Ever the pragmatist she had a knack for keeping it simple. A real talent for transformative change aka making things happen. I’ll miss her creativity, sense of purpose, warmth and humour. Nicky, your presence will be sorely missed but your legacy lives on in those of us inspired by your example.

 I have a lasting impression of someone who almost had another higher level of insight and dedication to sustainability action.

Best Foot Forward was such a brilliant pioneering thing, giving people something tangible to hold on to, trying out new things, forming foundations for so much of what’s gone after. 

Nicky was a forerunner - a strong, fiercely smart and dedicated woman far ahead of the curve and a real leader in driving adoption of responsible business practice way before it was mainstream. The world owes her a lot and her legacy is great.

Mentor and brilliant human being... 

On X:  Nicky describes herself as Sustainability expert. Showing business, government & society how to create a better quality of life without trashing the planet.

Proud to be part of the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Saïd Business School, University of Oxford!

Other bits from internet…

In the mid 1990s she founded Best Foot Forward, which grew to become one of Europe’s leading sustainability consultancies known for pioneering work in carbon and ecological footprinting and natural resource accounting. BFF was acquired by Anthesis Consulting Group where Nicky became Director of Strategic Innovation and Futures until 2017. Until recently she was CEO of Origen, an innovative emissions-reduction start-up

Best Foot Forward is [was] an Oxfordshire consultancy that has pioneered both the theory and practice of ecological footprints. It was awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise for its work in this area.

Having worked in Policy roles with the CBI and the World Travel and Tourism Council, she founded Best Foot Forward with Craig Simmons in 1996, one of Europe’s first and award winning sustainability consultancy and software providers, working with companies such as Coca-Cola, Tesco, GSK London 2012, IHG and Government. BFF was acquired by Anthesis Consulting in 2013. Noticing that big business struggles to make the necessary changes to a sustainable world, Nicky has focussed on ‘clean and green’ innovation and entrepreneurship in an attempt to make green growth a reality.

Guardian 2012 Award-winning consultancy's comprehensive footprinting strategy helped London 2012 become greenest Olympics ever

(this led to ‘Albert Sustainable productions’ TV carbon footprinting)

Currently, all BBC, ITV, Channel 4, UKTV, Sky, and Netflix productions in the UK are required to register their carbon footprint using the Albert carbon calculator.

She has played a leading role in theoretical and practical advances in sustainability for over 20 years.


2020 Global Canopy appoints Nicky Chambers as Programme and Impact Director

Nicky has been a leading figure on sustainability issues for 30 years, working at the interface of companies, civil society and government.

Nicky Chambers said:

“I am so pleased to be joining Global Canopy at a time when there is such a huge opportunity to influence the supply chains of the future.”

“Over the last 20 years I have seen climate protection rise up the agenda to become mainstream. In the next 10 years we need to do the same with protection of nature and biodiversity.”

“Global Canopy’s work is essential to protecting tropical forests and the other vital natural capital on which we all depend. I am looking forward to making sure the organisation’s groundbreaking work has the impact it deserves.”