ekko Announces Advisory A-Team to Deliver Sustainable Growth
- People Moves
- 31.05.2023 10:20 am
Multi-award-winning ekko has announced the formation of its board of advisors. The board comprises a wide range of experts, including Majda Dabaghi, Barney Harrison, Stephen Garland, John Sills, Kimberley Waldron, and Tom Greenwood.
As a business, ekko empowers banks, employers, consumers and payment service providers globally to seamlessly deliver embedded sustainability to their customers. Now, by enlisting such a diverse and experienced board of advisors, the company has put itself in the strongest position possible to accelerate sustainable growth and empower climate action for businesses across a myriad of sectors, driving positive impact across the world.
Together, ekko’s new board of advisors add a wealth of knowledge and expert insights in areas crucial to the company’s sustained business development, spurring increased overall impact and growth. With these advisors, ekko’s customers and partners will benefit from a comprehensive and well-rounded approach to sustainability, whilst businesses will continue to receive further guidance on how to drive commercial success while reducing their carbon footprint.
The company’s new advisory board will meet regularly in person throughout the year and aims to provide strategic input to the wider ekko team. Additionally, each advisor will contribute to dedicated working groups related to their area of expertise, allowing for more focused and actionable insights. In doing so, the company seeks to generate as much value as possible from this talented roster of business leaders.
Above anything else, ekko seeks to foster a collaborative environment among its advisory board, leveraging diverse perspectives and experiences to ensure its solutions are perfectly suited to the demands of modern business. By gaining inputs from industry leaders from a variety of fields ahead of time, ekko will continue to launch solutions that provide the greatest scalable impact.
Crucial to this effort will be Majda Dabaghi, who also sits as a Standards Advisory Board Member of B Lab Europe, the European arm of the global nonprofit network that includes over 6,000 certified companies and that’s positively impacting more than 500,000 workers across 86 countries and 159 industries. Majda’s addition to the advisory board further emphasises the authenticity and credibility underpinning ekko’s mission to create a more sustainable world, and will help the company to maximise its impact with SMEs and multinationals.
Ultimately, by bringing together this expert board of advisors, ekko has put itself in a great position to stay ahead of emerging trends in the ever-evolving field of sustainability. The forward-thinking company is now uniquely placed to navigate this rapidly expanding market and can go further in its efforts to unleash the power of purchasing, empowering every transaction and interaction with a positive impact.
Speaking on the company’s new board of advisors, Oli Cook, CEO and co-founder of ekko said: “ekko was founded with a vision to create a world where every transaction and interaction can be a force for good. We’re here to help banks, businesses and consumers around the world to make more sustainable choices.”
“It’s our belief that to have the greatest impact at the greatest scale, we need to collaborate together. Now, with the guidance of our handpicked and massively talented board of advisors, we’re bringing some of the smartest minds in their fields to the table to work with us on creating impact across our business.”
Majda Dabaghi said: "I am delighted to be a part of ekko's esteemed board of advisors and contribute to their mission of creating a more sustainable world. I believe that every business has a responsibility to tackle climate change, and ekko's award-winning solutions will help businesses take positive steps in this regard. As an advisor, I will draw on my experience in supporting businesses to take climate action and driving international initiatives that support the Sustainable Development Goals to help ekko maximise their positive impact in collaboration with SMEs, multinationals and climate leaders around the world.”
Discussing his role on the board, serial entrepreneur, Stephen Garland, said: “Being an advisor to ekko, a startup with a strong focus on the environment, fills me with great excitement. Witnessing the transformative power of their product on our climate is truly inspiring. Investing my time in such impactful climate initiatives holds immense importance, as it is clear that our present choices are moulding the world of tomorrow. ekko’s unwavering commitment to protecting our planet, driving sustainable progress, and creating a better future makes me wholeheartedly dedicated to supporting their journey and amplifying their influence.”