People Profiles: Manny Amadi, C&E Advisory
Labelled a 'responsible business guru' by The Guardian newspaper, and termed a 'corporate raider' by Third Sector magazine, Manny is a trusted adviser to some of the world's foremost companies and NGOs. Following careers in the business and NGO sectors, Manny has been a consultancy leader for over ten years, founding and leading the cross-sector business and society consultancy, C&E Advisory, to help clients create sustainable, commercial, social and environmental value.
He is fascinated by the inclusive development agenda and energised by the growing role that shared value can play in driving commercial, social and environmental change at scale.
Manny advises, coaches and writes on sustainable business, stakeholder engagement, corporate responsibility and community issues. His contributions have been published in a range of sources, including TIME Magazine, Newsweek and The Economist. With a passion for business and its contribution to society, Manny has worked in an advisory capacity on a wide range of issues with leading multi-national companies including Accenture, ArcelorMittal, E.ON AG, Vodafone Group, BP, Mars inc, Microsoft and Aviva.
Manny maintains a deep commitment to community and societal issues. In addition to working professionally with a wide range of NGOs, including Greenpeace, UNICEF, Cancer Research UK and Nelson Mandela's Children's Fund, he advises a number of local, national and international NGOs in a voluntary capacity. He is a non-executive/trustee of V, the major implementation body set up to significantly increase youth engagement in their communities through volunteering, a governor of the Charter School and a Fellow of the RSA.
Manny has been awarded a number of honours, including selection in 2000 as a GLT (Global Leader for Tomorrow) by the Davos-based World Economic Forum. In 1999, he was awarded an MVO (Member of the Royal Victorian Order) by HM The Queen, for services to the community. He is married with four sons and lives in London.