Our mission is to provide sustainability leadership and inspiration.

The organisations we work with are thriving, purpose driven and sustainable. Together we are creating positive change throughout society.

Read our sustainability statement here.

Directors

  • Dr Tara Shine

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    Change by Degrees co-founder, adviser on climate & sustainability

    Dr Tara Shine spent 20 years as an international climate change negotiator and adviser to governments and world leaders on environmental policy. She was Special Adviser to the Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice and The Elders before setting up Change by Degrees. Tara is Chair of the Board of the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED) and a member of faculty and lead facilitator for the visibility stream of Homeward Bound, a global leadership programme for women in science. She is co-facilitator of the Structured Expert Dialogue (SED) of the 2nd Periodic Review under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, a process to monitor progress and enhance delivery on Paris Agreement goals.

    Tara is a science communicator and TV presenter (BBC, RTE, Channel 4) and author of ‘How to Save Your Planet One Object At A Time’ published in April 2020 by Simon and Schuster. She presented the prestigious 2020 Royal Institution Christmas Lecture which aired on BBC4 in December.

    Tara is an accomplished swimmer and jumps in the sea every chance she gets. Read more at www.tarashine.com

  • Madeleine Murray

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    Change by Degrees co-founder, expert in employee sustainability engagement

    Madeleine Murray spent six years in academia tutoring, teaching, writing and researching as an Archaeologist in the School of Archaeology UCD and the National Museum of Ireland. She also worked for years as an Archaeological Manager in the private sector. She is expert in employee sustainability engagement, narrative crafting and messaging and is passionate about making complex information accessible, helping businesses to create and tell their sustainability stories. Madeleine has a Diploma in UX Design making her the first Irish sustainability adviser to use sustainability and UX as a problem solving tool for business. She was winner of the 2020 Emerging New Business Award at Network Cork. Madeleine is also a successful entrepreneur and businesswoman holding several company directorships, one of which was incubated on the High Potential Start Up Course in The Rubicon Centre, C.I.T.

    Madeleine reads and swims when she’s not running around after her four boys.

We are proud to be involved with the following organisations

  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • International Institute for Environment and Development, a policy and action research organisation promoting sustainable development and linking local priorities to global challenges
  • Homeward Bound, a global leadership programme which aims to heighten the influence and impact of women in STEM
  • MaREI, world-leading Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine

Advisory Board

Associates

Our Values

  • Integrity
    Integrity
  • Intergenerational
    Intergenerational
  • Inspiration
    Inspiration