About Us

Giki is an evidence-led B Corp and Social Enterprise. Our mission is to help people cut carbon.

To do this we’ve built a platform and programme which together encourage the behaviour change that’s needed to halve emissions this decade.

Our platform helps people understand their personal carbon footprint and then find steps to reduce it. Our programme brings people together through challenges and events to encourage collective action. You can read more about Giki Zero here.

A team of trusted experts

All of our team work at Giki because we want to help people learn what they can do for the planet.

  • Our team are leaders in the fields of sustainability and employee engagement with many having decades of experience at commercial and NGO organisations before joining Giki.​
  • Our Board and advisors include leading climate scientists and practitioners.​
  • We all share the hope that we have the knowledge to do what we need to, but the realism that we’re not doing enough.

A message from Giki

In this decisive decade, we need to halve greenhouse gas emissions globally to avoid the worst effects of the climate crisis. Every single one of us can play a part, and that’s why we set up Giki. We want to help people live more sustainably and tackle the root causes of environmental impact.

There is no 1.5 degree world without doing things differently, and Giki is designed to help everybody cut carbon emissions and protect our environment together.

Jo and James Hand, Co-Founders

B Corp Certified

Giki has been awarded B Corporation status in recognition of us meeting the very highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, legal accountability and purpose.  

B Corp is a long, rigorous process. We wanted to go through it to test ourselves and show that our commitments to having a positive impact can be externally scrutinised and certified. You can read more about why we decided to become a B Corp on our blog.

Our Net Zero commitment

At Giki Social Enterprise, we’re committing to reach net zero emissions. We did it in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2022 and we intend to keep doing it!

This means limiting our company’s carbon footprint in line with keeping global warming to below 1.5°C – the critical level of heating to avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis

The commitments we’re making

As part of our net zero commitment, we:

  • Measure all our global organization’s greenhouse gas emissions, including scope 3, and report them publicly each year.
  • Publish more details about how we plan to continue to cut emissions.
  • Appoint a member of our executive team to be responsible and accountable for our net zero target.
  • Communicate our climate commitments in other meaningful ways, including to our customers.
  • Report our progress on short and medium term targets to our Board annually, and on our website.

You can read more about exactly how we’re committing to net zero here. We’re on track with all of these commitments as we measure our emissions, report them publicly and have an annual plan to reduce emissions further.

Business Declares

Giki is proud to be a member of Business Declares, the fast-growing network of businesses who acknowledge the Climate and Ecological Emergency. Giki is already a Net Zero company. Concern for the planet and natural ecosystems is crucial to us and is the reason we established Giki. We look forward to continuing to share our journey and ensuring our voice is part of the collective, resounding call for change. We are certainly not claiming to be perfect, neither are we judging others, instead we are part of a coalition of the willing looking to collaborate and accelerate action while continuing to highlight the challenges and uncomfortable truths.

Race to Zero

Giki has joined the Race to Zero through the SME Climate Hub.

Impact

We measure the amount of carbon, water and single use plastic that we’re helping people save as well as the number of steps that they are taking.

As of December 2022 our community has committed to 100,000+ climate actions and saved 4,500kg tonnes of carbon. That’s amazing! We’d welcome you to download and read our latest B Corp Impact Report and we’ll continue to look for ways to reduce our carbon emissions as we grow, think about how can make our platform and programme better to help people learn what they can do for the planet and work tirelessly on our mission to help people cut carbon.

Meet the team

James
Co-Founder
Jo
Co-Founder
Robert
Front-End Developer
Rich
Marketing Director
Fani
Visual Designer
Stuart
Back-End Developer
Helen
Impact Director
Scott
QA / Product Designer
Vicki
Finance & Legal Director
Faye
Impact Director
Toby
Operations Director
Emily
Sustainability Comms
Erika
Developer

Meet our Board and Advisors

Paul Dickinson
Executive Chair CDP and co-host Outrage + Optimism
Sayo Ayodele
COP 26 Climate Action Champions' Team, Leadersquest Partner
Professor Tim O'Riordan
Emeritus Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia
Dexter Galvin
Global Director of Corporations and Supply Chains, CDP
Richard Graham
Head Counsel, Digital & Compliance, Richemont
Dr Richard Carmichael
Research Associate and Co-Leader of the Behaviour Change in Energy and Environment Policy Research Network, Imperial College London
Tom Coates
CTO Simpleweb
Michael Strahlman
Director of EV Just Park