Our people

- a values-based advisor

Insight 2 Improve advise companies to improve any aspect of the business.

We are a team of advisors dedicated to equipping companies and their leaders with the insight, purpose and capacity to deliver business and societal value in equal measure. 

 

Our advisors each possess 20-30 years experience of improving business value through sustainability - as in-house leaders and external advisors. They had defining corporate roles in leading sustainability strategy implementation in Deloitte, Royal Dutch Shell and Vodafone Group.

 

Our advisors have worked with numerous large international businesses and have vast experience in advising leadership of SME’s on business and sustainability issues as well. Further, they worked extensively with international organisations, NGO’s and targeted stakeholder engagement helping shape business approach to sustainability.

Who we are

Preben J. Soerensen

Advisor

Phone:+44 207 1010 704 or +45 4030 3229
Mail: pjs@Insight2Improve.com

Preben brings over 30 years of experience with business advisory, including 20 years focusing on sustainability and 8 years leading and building an international advisory practice...

Preben committed his most recent year to advising organisations on strategy, capital-raising, governance and risk, as well as sustainability. He also drived the birth of Insight2Improve.

Preben was senior partner with Deloitte until 2012 and had during 15 years a range of international leadership roles in Deloitte Sustainability Practices, including the position as a global leader of Deloitte Sustainability Practices (1999-2007). He established and lead the Danish Sustainability Practice (1995-2012).

Preben was an auditor and financial advisor (1978-1995) and became partner with Deloitte in 1993. Over his full career Preben spend vast time advising multinationals as well as SME’ businesses.

Preben holds a MSC in Business Administration and Audit (1987) from CBS. He is a State Authorized Public Accountant (1989) and holds a Certificate (2013) and a Diploma in Company Direction (2013) from IoD, London.

Chris Burgess

Advisor

Phone:+44 776 6556 556
Mail: cb@insight2improve.com

Chris brings over 20 years' experience of working across the sustainability agenda. He has both extensive advisory experience from leading consultancies but also first-hand experience...

Chris brings over 20 years' experience of working across the sustainability agenda. He has both extensive advisory experience from leading consultancies but also first-hand experience of leading an in-house team within an international, top 5 FTSE-listed business (Vodafone Group).

Chris founded Blue Dot Sustainability Advisory in 2012 after having lead Salterbaxter sustainability consulting team in 2011. Chris was Group Sustainability Director in Vodafone Group from 2007-2011. From 2005-2006 he lead the development of a Group–wide reputation management system and a corporate affairs / reputation strategy. He joined Vodafone Group Corporate Responsibility team in 2002.

Following a career in financial audit and management consultancy Chris joined (1993) and subsequently led (from 1999) the Deloitte Environment and Sustainability Services team in the UK.

Chris has a MSC in Zoology and is a Chartered Accountant.

Mark Wade

Advisor

Phone:+44 (0) 795 7579 550
Mail: mw@Insight2Improve.com

Mark offers a unique range of experiences and competencies to bring sustainable development thinking into the mainstream of major corporations and institutions...

Mark offers a unique range of experiences and competencies to bring sustainable development thinking into the mainstream of major corporations and institutions. He has his own consultancy since 2006.
He is chairman of the New Zealand Trade & Enterprise's European Beachheads Advisory Board and a member of the Supervisory Board of the Academy of Business in Society (EABiS) and the Board of Trustees of The Centre for Tomorrow’s Company.


Mark was with Shell 1979-2006 and was a founding member of the Shell Sustainable Development Group in 1997. He was head of Sustainable Development Policy, Strategy & Reporting until 2003. From 2003-2006 he led the Sustainable Development Learning program within Shell's Leadership Development group encompassing all stages of the talent pipeline from attraction to senior executive development.

Mark is a PhD in Biochemistry and Microbiology from University of London.

Who we worked for

Here are some of the organizations our core members have adviced in the past

An international clothing and fabrics manufacturerUK

An international telecommunications businessUK

A european financial services groupSweden

A luxury consumer brand producerDenmark

A luxury consumer brands producerDenmark

A medical insurance and healthcare businessUK

A national environmental protection agencyNordic

A national foreign ministryNordic

A nordic financial services group Denmark

A regional energy companyFinland

A regional pension fundDenmark

A state province environmental protection agencyAsia

A United Nation Body

An aerospace engineering businessUK

An automotive manufacturerUK

An international consumer goods companyNetherlands

An international engineering/construction company Denmark

An international fast food businessUK

An international financial services companySchweitzerland

An international food producerDenmark

An international logistic/energy conglomerate Nordic

An international market research companyCanada

An international mining businessUK

An international pharmaceutical companyUK

An international shipowner and cruise company USA

An international toy brandDenmark

An international wood based industryPortugal

Banca Monte Dei Paschi di SienaItaly

BASFGermany

BayerGermany

Codan (RSA)Denmark

Danisco (Dupont)Denmark

DSB (Danish State Rail)Denmark

FererraItaly

GrundfosDenmark

Gruppo FalckItaly

Hyundai Motor CompanySouth Korea

Kongsberg GroupNorway

LufthansaGermany

LundbeckDenmark

Norsk HydroNorway

Norske SkogsindustrierNorway

Novo NordiskDenmark

NovozymesDenmark

OMV GroupAustria

PalsgaardDenmark

Royal Dutch Shell UK/Netherlands

SE EnergyDenmark

StatkraftNorway

StorebrandNorway

SuezFrance

The EU CommissionBelgium

TormDenmark

Toyota Motor EuropeBelgium

TrygDenmark

VimpelComThe Netherlands

Vodafone UK

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Our Expertise

- multidisciplinary in essence

  • We understand how sustainability is relevant to the broader responsibilities of company leaders. -: Generalists

  • We readily understand what your business is trying to achieve and provide focused insights on how sustainability creates opportunities and reduces risk in that context. -: Specialists

  •  We can adapt sustainability thinking to be relevant to a wide variety of activities and functions within a business. -:Adapters

 

Key Industries

Our core team members have significant experience with a range of organisations in the Industries: 

  • Consumer Business
  • Energy and Resources
  • Financial Services
  • Life Science and Health Care
  • Manufacturing
  • Not-for-profit Industry Organisations and other NGO´s
  • Public Sector
  • Real Estate
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunication

 

Key organisations

Our core team members have been actively associated with numerous international organisations dealing with business and sustainable development, including:

  • Academy of Business in Society (ABIS),  Bruxelles
  • AccountAbility, London
  • European Sustainability Reporting Award, London
  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Amsterdam
  • Federation of European Accountants (FEE), Bruxelles
  • International Standards Organisation (ISO), Amsterdam
  • International Audit and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB), New York
  • International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), New York
  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Geneva
  • United Nation Gobal Compact, New York

 

 

Our approach

- how we work with you

Approach

  • We have experience of dealing at board level and operational level. We are comfortable with "big picture" and "detailed process".

  • We are realistic and pragmatic. We understand operating with constrained resources and competing priorities.

  • We promote teamwork between your team and ours. Our advisors leverage the knowledge and experience of all their colleagues by applying a structured internal consultation approach.

Principles

  • We are independent and professionals.
  • Our services are transparent.
  • We only undertake engagements which makes sense and provides value for money.

Methodology

  • We comply with relevant Code of Practice and Professional Standards for the offerings provided.

  • We are committed to the United Nation Global Compact principles.

  • We require subcontractors at client engagements to comply with similar codes of practices and commitment, as appropriate.

Our network

We have en extensive network of partners, organizations and institutions, which helps us to stay in tune and deliver the right capabilities to challenge and advise our clients.

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Our governance

Governance Framework

Insight2Improve Ltd is owned by certain advisors of the company either directly or through a legal entity controlled by the advisor. The shares are non-tradable and an agreement between the advisors regulates how shares may change hands. The shareholders agreement and the articles of associations contain commitment to Insight2Improve’s mission, vision and values and to the basic principles for how we run the business.