About Us

Emma Burlow set up Lighthouse in 2020 to provide clear and high quality sustainability training and advice to businesses. Based on firm foundations with nearly 30 years in the sustainability sector, Emma is now supported by an experienced team with decades of commercial expertise who know what business needs to navigate.

We pride ourselves on being straightforward and commercially-focused, sharing our knowledge and technical experience to help mobilise your sustainability strategy.

Our testimonials show how we build the confidence and capability of your team, developing and delivering tailored training to upskill and accelerate action. Emma Burlow is a Master Trainer and our delivery team are all accredited Carbon Literacy Trainers, supported by Carbon Literacy Facilitators.

We focus on using your existing resources to the best effect and measure success through our clients moving faster and with more confidence as a result of our collaboration.

For us, Better Business is the way forward.

Our Crew

Emma founded Lighthouse in 2020 to deliver impactful advice, coaching and training. She began to focus on Carbon Literacy as a tool to build capacity and empower employees in 2021, having led the team to deliver more than 50 courses and train almost 700 learners to date. Emma has trained senior leadership teams from Beko PLC, KBR Inc, Crown Worldwide, Turley, Saba UK and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Fund.

Emma is committed to increasing capacity in the training sector, as this is currently a bottleneck for supporting the population to access climate emergency training, hence Lighthouse recently developed and certified a Carbon Literacy Train the Trainer course.

Emma is an approachable and motivating trainer who uses her 25 years’ experience working with business to quickly cut through the challenges they face and give individual and bespoke attention to everyone she works with.

Emma Burlow, Founder and Director of Lighthouse Sustainability Ltd.

Emma Burlow – Founder and Master Trainer

Farah has lived and worked in China, Kenya, Indonesia, Spain, and Italy on projects centred around climate change issues. She has an MSc in water resources management from SOAS and a research MLitt in Chinese studies at Newcastle University, where she later worked with Fauna and Flora International.

She was Head of Department at an international school in Shanghai, teaching globalisation and sustainability; and is currently curriculum lead of hydrobiology and sustainable development at a pioneering UK-based charity called BEES.  Farah spent summer 2022 developing a Train the Trainer course, and delivering an extensive programme of Carbon Literacy to the Open University.  She is based in Italy, so her Carbon Literacy training is delivered online.

Farah Lodhi-Jones, Training Manager at Lighthouse Sustainability Ltd.

Farah Lodhi-Jones – Training Manager

Charlotte is a diligent project manager with strong client relationship management skills, holding a key role in developing and managing Lighthouse’s sustainability training. This includes the development and accreditation of Carbon Literacy courses as well as our shorter sustainability training courses. She manages the review and submission of learners’ pledges, offering 1:1 support where required. Another part of Charlotte’s role involves sustainability consulting, supporting clients alongside Emma.

Before joining Lighthouse, Charlotte gained a First-Class Integrated Masters degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Exeter, specialising in climate science. She has now published her research in Environmental Research Letters.

Charlotte Doger de Speville, Sustainability Researcher at Lighthouse Sustainability Ltd.

Charlotte Doger de Speville – Sustainability Researcher

associate trainers

Malcolm Powers – Associate Trainer

James Dove – Associate Trainer

Interested in joining our crew?

We need an army of people to understand how to solve this challenge and are always on the look out for motivated & commercial trainers to join our team.

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