Our mission is to help unlock the human, financial & operational capital of the global economy to fight climate change and the destruction of Nature.

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"What each one of us does in the next few years will determine our future in the next few thousand years. It will define our legacy to all future generations."

Sir. David Attenborough
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About us

We are Intaconnected

A new kind of environmental consultancy that is driven by a deep rooted love for Nature and humanity.

Launched in response to the general lack of clarity surrounding environmental and social responsibility, we have developed a simple, step by step Transformation Process to help organisations integrate sustainability at the very heart of their operations.
Our primary objective is to make it easy, affordable and timely for any type of organisation to play their part in the fight for saving our planet and the betterment of society.

We combine best practices with cutting edge, science informed technology to help deliver true, verifiable impact in line with key international targets (CO2 reduction, ecosystem protection and sustainable development).

Our A to Z Transformational Process is the result of 15 months of dedicated research and exchanges with some of the leading organisations and thought leaders in our field.

Intaconnected is a registered social enterprise and a member of the Force for Good Coalition.

Our founding team is led by Caty Batten and Rory O'Grady - two passionate environmentalists.

Caty Batten

DIRECTOR - BUSINESS & PARTNERSHIPS
Caty develops our strategic partnerships at Intaconnected and manages client relations and day to day operations. With an eclectic career journey that includes international development, conservation, adventure travel and youth entrepreneurship, Caty is fortunate to have been inspired by global communities and other passionate changemakers.
Career highlights to date include marine conservation in Mozambique, international events management and developing business partnerships for the foundation of UK entrepreneur Peter Jones. 
A graduate from the University of St Andrews, and the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership, Caty is currently certifying in Leading Sustainable Corporations with Said Business School, Oxford.  Caty grew up in Dorset on the South Coast of England alongside numerous family pets which taught her the value and importance of non human species, and how to care for them.  Caty thrives from adventure, has lived and worked in Europe, New Zealand and East Africa, and continues to be inspired by new people and places. She is happiest when outdoors, being active in nature (particularly in the sunshine or by the ocean) and when she is on a horse.

Rory O'Grady

DIRECTOR - PRODUCT & STRATEGY
Rory is responsible for the creation and development of our high-impact product solutions at Intaconnected and leads our business strategy. With 16 years experience working in complex systems and digital product design, Rory is convinced that technology is key to driving the actions needed to save our planet. A serial impact entrepreneur, Rory co-founded and successfully exited social media management platform Comufy, then founded an award-winning international news magazine. Driven by a passion for justice, and with a Google DNI grant, he also created N-Stream, addressing the misinformation crisis, through which he advised the EU Commission, French and Finnish governments. Rory has since directed his talents to answer questions relating to humans and our relationship with Nature. He co-founded a B2C carbon reduction project, Almond, and then a B2B offsetting platform, Earthly. Having led tech and creative projects for brands including Unilever, Sony, Universal Music, L'Oreal and Aston Martin, Rory is now firmly committed to playing his part in saving our planet. There are not many corners of the world Rory has not visited, and he is usually found outdoors, embarking on new adventures, astride a motorbike or mountain bike.

Advisory Council

Our mantra is to never stop learning. Through our passionate, professional advisory council and wider network, we strive to be ahead of trends and regulatory dynamics, and are dedicated to bringing the freshest, most impactful and relevant solutions to our clients.
Zamir Wiget - Head of Impact Ventures, WWF
Through his position at the WWF Zamir supports conservation businesses around the world and scales Impact Ventures across the WWF network. Zamir grew up next to an important wildlife reserve in Kenya from which he derives a deep passion for Nature. He was an early promoter of impact investing, serving as Program Director at the Global Impact Forum. He founded the impact investment advisory Impact Angels®. Zamir began his career at the World Bank where he spent six years working on country development strategies in a dozen countries. He was an intern to President Jimmy Carter and at the United Nations and holds a bachelor's degree in History & Political Science, and a master's degree in International Affairs and Economics.
Dr. Christin Forstinger - CEO, Chi Impact Capital
Dr. Christin ter Braak-Forstinger, LL.M. is the co-founder and CEO of Chi Impact Capital, an independent and female-powered Impact Fund Advisor based in Zurich, Switzerland. Christin is passionate about proactively influencing the shift towards a regenerative and deep-impact economy. Christin has a long-standing experience in the financial services and private equity sector, and a 15+ year track record in impact investing and sustainable investing. She completed her Doctoral Thesis at Harvard Law School (summa cum laude) and her Master Studies at Duke Law School. Christin is a regular author, key-note speaker and university lecturer in impact investing. Her latest book is titled “Conscious Investing”.  Privately, Christin is the co-founder and President of award-winning NGO Braveaurora, actively supporting children in North Ghana since 2009.  
Jess Hackett - Governance and Change Specialist
Jess is an experienced CEO, lawyer and business advisor with diverse roles across private wealth and family offices in the UK and Switzerland. She thrives on exploring, innovating and driving personal and collective change for positive impact, and is highly skilled at leading high performing teams. Jess believes in the power of collaboration and diversity to create strong and successful outcomes. Jess sits on the Audit & Risk Committee of Founders Pledge, a dynamic charity enabling a community of entrepreneurs to fund and find solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. She is also an active volunteer with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, Room to Read, and Giving Women, reflecting her passion for organisations  which empower girls and women. 
Ugo Ikokwu - Social Investment Manager, Trust for London
Ugo joined Trust for London in August 2020. Previously, he was Programme Director at The Fore, creating a unique and innovative grants implementation strategy to help the organisation increase both the reach and impact of its work empowering changemakers to improve society. Before this, he spent six years at The Social Investment Business (SIB) where he worked across several teams – Investment, Grants and Business Development. Ugo has extensive knowledge and experience of designing programs and funds that address a range of social issues. He sits on several advisory boards and is currently a Trustee of London Funders and Chair of the Alpha Grove Centre. He is a non-executive director of Do IT NOW NOW (DINN) and sits on the advisory board of YSYS. He was previously Co-Chair for volunteer chapter London+Acumen, a non-profit global venture fund.
Celia Francis - CEO and Business Leader
Celia Francis is an experienced, creative tech CEO who is passionate about building beautiful and easy-to-use consumer experiences. She loves to bring diverse and talented people together to form exceptional winning teams. Celia is motivated by creating products that are enjoyed by, and benefit, millions of people. Most recently, Celia was CEO of Rated People, an innovative online marketplace connecting millions of homeowners with 50,000 skilled local tradespeople across the United Kingdom - a platform which delivered £3 billion of work every year. Before Rated People, Celia served as CEO of a variety of other technology companies. She also enjoyed a tenure at IDEO, the world’s leading innovation consulting firm, working with a variety of top consumer products and services. Celia also co-chairs the H2 group in London and the female tech and media leadership group, WITSend. As a hobby Celia advises and supports companies focused on sustainable homes and natural solutions for carbon drawdown.
Rebecca Berlinger - Co-founder and COO, The Rocket Foundation
Rebecca has 20 years experience working in the asset management industry in London, New York and Zurich. Her current focus is on Venture Philanthropy and channeling capital to create positive social impact. As co-founder and COO of The Rocket Foundation based in Zurich, Switzerland, she currently oversees a portfolio of international social enterprises, supporting them to scale and maximise their impact creation across a range of social and environmental issues. 
Dr. Kat Bruce - Founder Director, Nature Metrics
Kat trained as a tropical ecologist. She holds a BSc in Wildlife Biology, an MSc in Entomology, and a PhD in Molecular Ecology and is a leading expert in the use of environmental DNA for biodiversity assessment. In 2014, Kat founded NatureMetrics to put these powerful new tools into the hands of those who are tasked with measuring, monitoring and mitigating impacts on Nature. NatureMetrics now works with diverse clients and partners all around the world, providing biodiversity data at unprecedented scales to inform decision-making, drive effective conservation, and enable a new era of transparency and accountability when it comes to our impact on the natural world.
Danny Witter - Co-founder, Work for Good
Danny spent 25 years in the City of London, including 17 years at Deutsche Bank where he ran coverage of FTSE100 corporate clients. Danny Chaired the UK Corporate Citizenship Committee and has held non-executive directorships with a variety of leading organisations including Shakespeare’s Globe, The Microloan Foundation, Shape History and Ivy House Learning.Danny’s philanthropic work inspired him to co-found Work for Good, a platform helping small businesses donate to charities of their choice, and he is now on a mission to change the face of business giving.

Why we exist

At today's emission rates, Earth's biosphere could be in a state of collapse by the end of the century. Famines, natural disasters, mass migration and resource wars could become a common occurrence.

That is if we do nothing.

Fortunately, rising from the mists of the Covid age, a formidable evolution in human civilisation may be upon us. A new era in which, driven by existential necessity, we are likely to radically rethink our relationship with Nature and ourselves.

Directionally, the indicators are encouraging. Nearly every country has signed up to the Paris Climate Accord. The EU, US, Japan and the UK are committed to 'Net Zero' CO2 emissions by 2050 and China by 2060 (together they make up the majority of emissions). Civil rights action too has been booming. From gender equality to financial inclusion, racial justice movements and many more - the stage is set for a fairer world for all.

Consumers, employees and even investors are rallying to the call. Sustainability has now become a major factor in their decision making process.

Unfortunately, this alone will not be enough to tip the balance. Responsible for the vast majority of emissions and environmental degradation, the private sector has the lead role to play if humanity is to succeed.

The problem is that it is currently very complicated, expensive and time consuming for most organisations to take meaningful action. The majority don't even know what to do or where to start.

Yet the solutions - largely - exist.

The Intaconnected project was launched in early 2020 to explore how digital technologies and interactive storytelling could be leveraged to help companies overcome these transformational barriers and facilitate the 'mass transformation' needed to save our planet.
Carbon emissions by sector
We must protect 50% of land and ocean by 2050 if Earth’s natural ecosystems are to be sustainable for human and other life forms. Currently only 15% of land and less than 10% of our oceans are protected - nature’s resources are running out.

UN Convention on Biological Diversity
Responsible for the vast majority of emissions and environmental degradation, the private sector has the lead role to play if humanity is to succeed.

The problem is that it is currently very complicated, expensive and time consuming for most organisations to take meaningful action.

Seeking to harness the full power of computational and immersive technologies, Intaconnected was created to help any type of organisations, whatever their size or location, overcome these transformational barriers.
Carbon emissions by sector

Our approach

Through its superior ability to innovate, scale, and influence consumer behaviour, we firmly believe that the private sector holds the keys to solving the environmental crisis.

Our approach is guided by six key principles:
Clarity
Today's 'sustainability' sector is cloaked in obscure jargon and complex frameworks. There are few universally agreed conventions, and for the average business owner, there is a distinct lack of clarity. At Intaconnected we endeavor to assimilate and simplify the world's leading processes and frameworks into a clear, user friendly guide that covers the full spectrum of a company's impact on Nature and society.

Impact
Our Impact Framework was purposely created to measure and 'cancel' a company's true footprint across all relevant areas (carbon, social and ecosystem); help it build a more ethical and effective governance structure, and more broadly take positive action around any cause of their choosing.

Performance
A growing body of evidence shows that injecting genuine purpose into an organisation drives tangible bottom line benefits (increased competitiveness, brand resilience, employee engagement, talent retention & acquisition, etc). We are committed to helping companies unlock the full business benefits of taking positive action - internally and externally.

Innovation
For companies wishing to act, the environmental and social transformation process is still largely manual, expensive and difficult to manage. Our aim is to leverage the automating and simplifying power of information technologies to develop a highly scalable solution affordable to all. A cloud based platform that enables companies to plan, execute and measure their entire strategy in the most enjoyable and user friendly way possible.

Collaboration
We believe in the power of collaboration - all things are interconnected. No one can win this fight alone. We seek to constantly develop, validate and improve our modus operandi and collaborate with a wide range of projects, organisations and research bodies in our field. Whatever our clients’ needs we strive to help them access the best solutions for every aspect of their strategy.

Nature
We believe in the intelligence and power of Nature. She holds all the solutions. We just need to learn from her, help her, and ultimately, let her do what is needed to reset the balance on our planet. We are committed to constantly learn from the most relevant experts, be they an acclaimed international research body or a remote forest community.
Companies need to address the full spectrum.

If we only tackle climate change through carbon reduction, we will not have protected ourselves against the gravity of biodiversity loss. And we cannot protect biodiversity if we continue to pollute and destroy ecosystems. Meanwhile, we believe it is impossible to restore our planet to full health without prioritising the wellbeing of communities.

The balance between people and Nature is a delicate one. Addressing the social issues of injustice and inequality is central to enabling environmental protection.

We help our clients identify and regulate the interdependencies between business, society and nature, to enable them to become a real force for good.

Caty Batten - Director & Co-Founder at Intaconnected

Our vision

By switching our destructive processes for sustainable ones, humanity can imagine a future where global communities, businesses and natural ecosystems - all so interdependent - enjoy resilience, security, and abundance.

Intaconnected aims to help play a role in securing this future, by convening the actors who can make it a reality. 

We champion those in the field who know what needs to be done to protect people and nature, and who are working relentlessly towards the vision for a safe, sustainable future. (Scientists. Innovators. Tree planters. Conservationists. Designers. Technologists. Communities. Educators, etc)

We will promote the organisations which help businesses improve the sustainability of their services and operations, improving their effectiveness, their balance sheets, their reputations and resilience. 

We will unlock the power of businesses, large or small, to fight for our future, to understand what needs to be done, and start doing it.

We will mobilise people, knowledge, passion and purpose and bring them together to make a truly positive impact. 

The solutions mostly exist - we simply connect the dots.

Impact Framework Overview

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