City to Sea CEO Rebecca Burgess joins Spherics in its mission to help businesses navigate climate catastrophe

by the Spherics Team
Conrad Langridge

Bristol, UK. April 2021. Rebecca Burgess, formerly CEO of City to Sea, has joined Spherics as Chief Engagement Officer. The sustainability influencer, B Leader, and Management Today’s “35 Women Under 35”, has been brought into the team to lead on commercial partnerships and broader industry collaborations. 

Rebecca's Experience

Prior to joining Spherics, Rebecca was Chief Executive of environmental campaigning organisation City to Sea. She initially joined in early 2018 as Head of Partnerships, but within a few months she found herself appointed to the board as Commercial Director and further stepping into the role of Chief Executive, as of December 2018. In 2021, City to Sea was listed in Escape the City’s ‘Top 100 Employers’.

In 2020, Rebecca was listed in Management Today's 35 Women Under 35 list, the country's longest-running, most prestigious list of young, female business talent. In 2019, she formed part of the WISE100, being noted as the most inspiring and influential women in social enterprise, impact investment and mission-driven business.

Prior to City to Sea, Rebecca worked at environmental consultancy Eunomia. Here, she oversaw a team of consultants to deliver the European Commission’s Impact Assessment on single use plastics. 

Earlier in her career, Rebecca worked for a variety of companies and not-for-profits in London. Projects include: implementing a vulnerable customers programme with Macmillan Cancer Support and Nationwide Building Society; launching an Energy Advice Team on the Macmillan Support Line in collaboration with npower and leading on a Christmas appeal to businesses whilst at Shelter. 

Over the years, Rebeccas has been part of a number of award winning team, notably winning awards, including: Global Good Award, Edie Sustainability Leaders Award, Corporate Engagement Award, BusinessGreen Award, Utility Week Award, Better Society Award, Business in the Community ‘Big Tick’ Award and Business Charity Award.

Wider current responsibilities

  • Non- Executive Director, City to Sea
  • B Leader, B Corp UK
  • Advisor, Following The Footprints
  • Trustee, Avon Wildlife Trust
  • Head of Partnerships, SHE Changes Climate
  • Management Todays “35 Women Under 35”2020
  • Mentor, Catalyse Change
    (updated November 2021)

Rebecca's role at Spherics

As Chief Engagement Officer at Spherics, Rebecca will be responsible for overseeing Spherics’ external relationships. She will nurture a wide variety of sustainable relationships with clients and partners, to ensure strategic growth; with a focus on business member networks and consultancies.  

She will also align Spherics with like-minded organisations, coalitions and initiatives, to support our values as an organisation and streamline duplication within the sector.  Part of this will be making sure our tool is aligned to existing best practices, for example the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTI) and GHG Protocol. 

As an established B Leader, she will oversee our application to become a B Corp. 

"I’m inspired by Spherics’ ambition and opportunity to scale, to help millions of businesses get to net zero. I want to live in a world that balances profit, people and our planet equally and we need scalable, affordable and easy solutions to do this. ” 

Rebecca Burgess - Chief Engagement Officer - Spherics

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