Amber Harrison

Amber Harrison helps organisations find the right approach for sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and communications.

At Grain, she helps clients navigate through materiality assessments, set sustainability strategies and successfully communicate progress.

Previously she was Director, CSR & Sustainability, at SITA, a global IT and telecommunications provider to the air transport industry. She was responsible for the development and implementation of the global sustainability strategy, and creation of the ‘carbon neutral by 2022’ initiative called Planet+. It included the first company-wide carbon footprint assessment, an internal carbon levy for business travel, and execution of a verified carbon offset programme that supports biodiversity, reforestation and community development in Borneo, India, Guatemala and East Africa. Amber spearheaded the implementation of an ISO 14001:2015 certified global environmental management system, delivering significant reductions in operational emissions.

She is also a trained ISO 14001:2015 internal auditor. She initiated SITA’s annual CSR Report using the GRI (Global Reporting Index) and UNGC (United Nations Global Compact) frameworks, to deliver transparent communications about its progress. Amber created the award-winning Air Transport Community Foundation, providing access to IT and education for young people, which has benefited over 90,000 students in five African countries. Before this position, she held roles in communications, marketing and design, and brand management.

She has also run her own successful freelance business. Amber holds Masters degrees in Integrated Environmental Management, and Marketing. She is a Chartered Manager, and a Fellow of IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment), where she participated in the working group on the role of disruptive technology. She is also a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society of Arts).