Jo HandSocial entrepreneur, sustainability and carbon footprint specialist at Giki Zero Pro
Jo Hand is a social entrepreneur, sustainability and carbon footprint specialist on a mission to help people live more sustainably. She is a firm believer that if we have the right tools, we can all play a crucial role in preserving the environment on which we all depend. In 2017 Jo set up Giki, which stands for Get Informed Know Your Impact. It helps individuals tackle the root causes of their environmental impact by helping them understand, track and reduce their carbon footprint. Giki Zero Pro, an employee engagement programme for sustainability, not only helps companies engage staff on ESG issues but also helps staff build knowledge and take action together and provides data to report on impact.
Giki Zero is recommended by the UN High Level Climate Champions and Giki works with everyone from small villages to global organisations including Deloitte, Lloyds and the Open University.
Before setting up Giki with her husband James, Jo was previously the first woman on the executive Board at CDP, a climate change charity where she was Head of Partnerships. Before that she spent ten years working as a journalist in current affairs at the BBC and Channel 4.