Founder and Director
Dave Evans BSc(hons), MSc, MBA, CEnv, FRGS, FIEMA
Lives in Wales | Book Lover | Wild Swimmer | Trail Runner | Paddle Boarder | Nature Lover | Philomath | Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society | Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment
I’m Dave Evans. I believe that positivity, persistence and a creative approach to problem solving can enhance environmental, social and environmental outcomes. I also believe that, all of us in the sustainability world, should embrace behaviour change.
If you want to stay in your comfort zone, we are probably not the best people to work with.
If you want to push yourself and your organisation to become the leaders in sustainability, then we should definitely talk.
Growing up on a small-holding, my love of nature was a given. Firsthand insights into the behaviour of jackdaws, badgers, herons, hares, shrews, foxes and our farm dogs captivated me. I was hooked on seeking to understand the ways of the animal world (including people) and still am. These days this love tends to be focussed on our growing pack of rescue dogs.
This fascination with nature has led me on a meandering journey through a Zoology degree, an MSc in Environmental Protection and a Warwick Business School MBA.
Along the way I’ve been privileged to learn from some amazing business leaders and have been involved in a portfolio of businesses owned by my family, in waste management, plant hire, technical consultancy, materials recycling, industrial services and hospitality.
I am now incredibly grateful that my business, Act Sustainably allows me to work with forward thinking organisations such as, J Murphy & Sons, Ecotricity, the Houses of Parliament, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, Wales & West Utilities, Wates Group, Persimmon Group, Fluor, Vistry Group, UKRI/NERC, Exeter University and the Worldwide Fund for Nature.
I am also an IEMA registered Environmental Trainer, ESOS Lead Assessor, Environmental Auditor, a qualified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems) and ISO 50001 (Energy Management Systems). As I have a particular interest in procurement and supply, I am an Affiliate member of CIPS.
In 2019, I was invited to join the Flow Research Collective, founded by best-selling author and peak performance researcher, Steven Kotler. At the Flow Research Collective we study the neurobiology of human peak performance. We take what we’ve learnt and use it to train a wide variety of people from all organisational contexts.
In 2022, I was thrilled to be granted Fellowship of the Royal Geographical Society and Fellowship of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.
The great American psychologist, William James once said, “The great thing then, in all education, is to make our nervous system our ally instead of our enemy”.
We try to be true to this maxim by embedding our understanding of neurobiology in all our training courses, whilst also teaching our students how to apply the same findings to influence behaviour back in their workplace and lives.
My current area of research and practice is exploring how we can redesign our workplaces, leadership and personal practices to enhance productivity and reduce environmental impact per unit output. In this context I get to use some of my less obvious qualifications including Diplomas in Sports Psychology and Nutritional Therapy, Certificates Sports Nutrition and Stress Management and a Level Two Triathlon Coach award. These qualifications and my experience in building a business with clients in 23 countries and completing seven Ironman triathlons, were super useful in researching and developing our new ACT Now Academy Programme which will help clients achieve a 5x increase in Productivity, Creativity and Learning.
I’d love to help you and your organisation on your path to a sustainable future.
Let’s find some time to talk soon. You can grab some time here.
Head of ESG
Pamela Morgan BSc (hons) – Geography, PGCE
Lives in Wales | Wanderer | Dog Rescuer | Litter Picker | Dysgwr Cymraeg | Paddle Boarder | Nature Lover | Avid Reader |
Hi I’m Pamela, a lifelong wanderer.
As a child I was always out in the fields, hanging out with my best friend Jeremy, a pony not a person!
If I wasn’t in the field, I was on the beach, immersing myself in nature, my safe place. Well, usually safe, there was a time, I had to run for my life. In fairness, to my cousin, I had just released a bass given to me, to take home for my dad’s supper. It was still alive, so I ran up the beach and put it back in. I’m not the fastest runner, but thankfully Dai, a thick set prop forward, was too slow to catch me.
Recently, I have taken up paddle boarding and love exploring the beautiful coastline around our basecamp, in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. I especially enjoy our summer Board Meetings!
I have always been passionate about protecting nature and during a 30 year career as a primary school teacher, I took every opportunity to help encourage the “little faces” to become mini eco-warriors. I was proud to have achieved Eco-Schools Platinum status for my school.
Having recently retired from teaching, I am thoroughly enjoying my new role as Head of ESG at Act Sustainably. As well as making sure that the business remains compliant with its governance principals as it grows, my job entails deciding where to spend the 3% of revenue we donate to environmental and social causes.
As a geography graduate, I am especially interested in investing in projects that provide social and economic, as well as environmental benefits.
It’s a lovely feeling, being able to help local communities and nature through reforestation projects, developing seagrass meadows, protecting endangered species and financing entrepreneurs in developing economies.
I am very grateful, to our wonderful customers, for choosing Act Sustainably and helping us finance this very important work.
Business Relationship Manager
Jamie Wilds BA (hons), CertRP
Lives in Portsmouth | Gym & Running enthusiast | Yogi | Student of human psychology and behaviour | Nature & Earthing Lover | Solution Finder |
Hey, I’m Jamie.
I have over 15 years experience in sales and customer service, predominately within recruitment and the latter part business to business sales and customer management.
I pride myself on providing a high class service to all those who are interacted with as well as a professional and friendly approach.
The Act Sustainably team have been a fantastic choice for me to join and I am excited about watching us grow as a business.
I am totally committed to saving the planet, one client at a time.
ESOS Energy Auditor
Mark Divers MSc B.Ed
Lives on Gower | Cycling enthusiast | Nature lover | MacGyver-ist | Solution Finder |
Hello, I’m Mark.
Growing up on an island and earning my pocket money working on a farm set me on my way to being a nature lover.
As a boy, anything mechanical or technological drew me in and even better if it meant that I was in the great outdoors.
My career started as a Southampton based, engineering apprentice in the merchant navy training workshops. I remained in engineering for some time, my last position was designing and perfecting oil pollution control equipment for a specialist environmental protection company.
I returned to the workshops for the next two decades, teaching product design and workshop skills at secondary level, though most of my time there was spent in furthering the idea that designers and manufacturers have to have morally sound environmental principles. It was during my time in Swansea that I completed an in-service Masters degree in technological product engineering.
More recently, I have completed the IEMA Pathways to Net Zero course with ACT Sustainably business venture and delighted to be joining them as an ESOS energy auditor.
Sustainability Consultant and B Leader
Gillian McKee, BA(hons), MBA
Lives in Northern Ireland |Yogi | Nature Lover | Writer | Cook | Reader | B Leader
Hey, I’m Gillian.
I live by the coast in Northern Ireland and feel fortunate to have such wild beauty on my doorstep, as well as being part of a wonderful community.
For the past 25 years, I’ve worked with companies on putting something positive back into the world around them. I gained my wings with Business in the Community here in Northern Ireland, marketing the benefits of responsible business practice for many years before becoming Deputy Managing Director. In that role, I led the drive to encourage, challenge and support companies to be sustainable and invest in making a positive difference.
In 2019, I left to set up GIRAFFE Associates – a consultancy working with companies to help them identify their purpose, create sustainability or ESG strategies and ultimately do good business.
I trained as a B Leader in 2021 and work to support companies that are seeking certification as a B Corporation. These companies commit to meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.
I believe strongly that we all have a duty to protect and respect the planet from the impacts of climate change and that business, as a key contributor, has a vital role to play. I play a small part by sharing my expertise and experience to help companies operate with sustainability and purpose.
This is a journey and we’ve a long way to go, but bring Act Sustainably along with you and we’ll lighten the load
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