Frances Buckingham

The notion of constructive discomfort – the opportunity to push and pull companies towards more sustainable business models – is what brought me to SustainAbility and what keeps me here.

Based in London, Frances helps manage SustainAbility’s independent think tank strategy and work. She has been involved in much of SustainAbility’s past research, including working on publications on supply chain management, reporting and the media, as well as SustainAbility’s former bi-monthly publication Radar.

Frances has also been central to expanding SustainAbility’s food & beverage portfolio. Her past consulting work focused on managing major client projects supporting the integration of sustainability into business strategies and processes. Past and current clients include ALDI, Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Enterprises, McDonald’s, Nestlé, Starbucks and Unilever. Before concentrating on the food & beverage sector, Frances worked across a number of other industries including finance, IT, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, construction and waste management. Prior to working at SustainAbility, Frances worked at a small London-based consultancy managing European Commission environmental and energy research projects.

  • – University of Manchester, BSc Geography
    – Oxford Brookes University, MSc Environmental Assessment and Management
Personal Interests
My family, photography (candid portraits - although current subjects mainly tend to be my two small boys), gardening, skiing, yoga and running
  • English (mother tongue)
    Some Spanish


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