Geoff Lye

Co-Founder and Non-Executive Director

Geoff is a Volans Founding Partner and Non-Executive Director.

Previously Chairman of SustainAbility, and now a Non-Executive Director, Geoff has worked extensively with a wide range of multinationals in over 25 years of consulting. Through the 1980s he was Group Managing Director of a leading European communications consultancy, advising particularly on the management of reputation. He advised the BBC on environmental and communications issues in the lead up to the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio and was a member of the RSA’s influential Tomorrow’s Company Inquiry team.

Geoff was the lead author of SustainAbility’s groundbreaking report, The Changing Landscape of Liability, which assesses how new forms of social, environmental and economic liability demand a new approach to strategic risk management. He has also co-authored Taxing Issues which explores the issue of responsible tax policies and practice within the broader Corporate Responsibility agenda.

Geoff’s latest research explores how Corporate Economic Responsibility is set to shift whole sectors of industry to new business models requiring companies to develop and deliver active responses to the major challenges of the 21st century – from Climate Change to the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. He holds a Research Fellowship at Green College, Oxford; is a Visiting Teaching Fellow at the Environmental Change Institute; and contributes to Executive Development programmes at Said Business School.


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