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ABOUT

Acacia was founded in 2023 by Louise Eden and Ian Roberts, who share a passion for helping businesses to achieve sustainable growth, by incorporating sustainability into their everyday thinking. We believe that all business can be purpose led, and that solving common business challenges provides the perfect opportunity to make incremental changes that bring sustainability into the very heart of your business, whilst achieving your own individual goals.

Our team has over 40 years combined professional experience

and our diverse and complimentary skill set perfectly positions

us to help support your business through the short and longer

term on a broad range of projects in a sustainable way. 

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OUR TEAM

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Ian Roberts

Ian has developed his experience over 30 years within the financial services industry, holding a broad scope of senior roles in various countries, and held board directorships on a number of regulated companies. He has a particular focus on client service delivery, corporate governance, strategic direction and culture/people management. Most recently Ian was responsible for the sustainability strategy for the Jersey business of a global financial services firm. He was a member of the Jersey Finance Sustainable Development Steering Committee.

His professional qualifications include an MBA in Business Administration, Masters in Economics, as well as the Certificate in Sustainable Business Management through the University of Cambridge Institute of Sustainable Leadership, and the Certificate in Climate Risk from the CBI. He is also certified by the Carbon Literacy Trust as a Carbon Literacy facilitator.

 

Skills and Experience: 

  • Business Sustainability, Strategy and Management 

  • Corporate Governance

  • Financial Management

  • Investment Management/Fund Administration

  • Organisational Integration

  • Client Services

  • Leadership and Teamwork

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Louise Eden

Louise has over 20 years professional experience in the financial services industry, originally within client facing roles in corporate services, later moving to work on a wide variety of projects, including delivering business excellence, engaging with clients and building strong teams. Most recently she has been working within Sustainability, ESG and CSR strategy, planning and delivery, with a particular focus on marketing.

 

Her professional qualifications include Sustainable Marketing, Media and Creative with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership,  the IEMA Certificate of Environmental Management as well as the CISI Investment Administration Qualification and Investment Advice Certificate Part 1. She is certified by the Carbon Literacy Trust. 

 

She is a highly experienced and effective communicator, both written and in person, across multiple media types, and has a particular interest in how marketing can drive sustainable growth. 

Skills and Experience:

  • Administration and Projects

  • Public Speaking/Communications/Media

  • Sustainable Marketing

  • Social Media Management

  • Change Management

  • Training and Mentoring 

  • Sustainability

  • CSR/ESG Strategy and Planning

  • Engaging teams

  • Client Engagement

  • Trust Administration/Investment Administration

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