About us

Our sustainability vision

We are a UK-based collaborative sustainability consultancy with an innovative approach to unleashing the ‘power of people’ to create lasting, sustainable change.

Although sustainability can be complex and specialist, it does not have to be hard. We believe that we need to get to a point where organisational sustainability is so embedded it becomes common place with low barriers to entry – when any organisation can embrace sustainability and realise opportunities and impacts, that is when change can become global.  

 

With over 40 years of experience between us in sustainability, innovation, change management, employee engagement & wellbeing, and organisational behaviour, we each bring our unique specialism to the mix. We have both in-house and consultancy experience, and national and international experience across a wide range of organisations, sectors, industries and organisation size.

 

As well as our core team, we assess each client’s unique needs and assemble the right team for the project. An assigned project manager ensures smooth delivery and is your main point of contact.

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Meet the Team

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Nadine Exter

MBA, MICRS

Founder

With over 15 years of experience of sustainability in consultancy and in-house, Nadine has extensive experience running both large scale and bespoke change programmes across strategy, community, zero waste, governance and ethics, employee engagement, people & wellbeing, and embedding sustainability into the 6 Ps.

 

She founded Work with Purpose in 2018, after seeing how client’s needs were shifting and needed new types of support and innovations from consultancies.  

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Darren Chadwick

Associate

Darren is the Managing Partner at Brite Green and a tutor in sustainability at the University of Oxford.

 

He has substantial experience in low carbon and environmental sustainability consultancy, as well as reporting and strategy development and implementation.

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Jo Higgs

Associate

Jo is Managing Director of 'We are Fletch', a consultancy guiding businesses through the complex world of employee experience.

She has a focus on social responsibility, including diversity, inclusion, and social mobility. She believes understanding how your employees feel about the way you manage your people responsibilities in your business, in your supply chain and in your local community will allow you to build meaningful outcomes.

Working with Us

My time with Nadine was invaluable. I was so impressed with the amount of research she had done on our company before we met which enabled her to start adding value from her first sentence. I walked out of the session with some key actions I was able to make immediately and a much clearer view of both my challenges and the opportunities.

HR Senior Management Team Leader, Large Retailer

Work with Purpose worked closely with our business for a number of months to help identify a future sustainability strategy. They combine a rare talent of being highly knowledgeable, honest and open … providing a clear set of challenges and actions for our future strategy that matched the reality of our business.

Sustainability & Environment Manager, Media & Publishing

Nadine combines her breadth
of experience with rigorous 
thinking...
all in the interests of
challenging what is possible.

Mike Tuffrey, Co-Founder

Corporate Citizenship

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Work With Purpose In The Press

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Business Reporter

“Millennials want to feel empowered in their jobs and feel they are getting better at them. They also want to work for a business with a clear purpose.”

Nadine Exter 

Companies we're proud to have helped make a difference:

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