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Working with people at the heart of the environmental crisis

Our environment is in crisis

With life on earth itself at risk, the demands and pressures on today’s conservation professionals are huge, and personal resilience and the ability to support others, paramount.

Investing in leaders in the conservation and sustainability sectors is critical and often overlooked. We need leaders who can cross the boundaries of sector, generation, professional discipline and belief, and who can build cross sector collaborations that deliver results.


Take part in a programme


Sky Blue

Sky Blue brings together a dynamic group of leaders from around the world, from many different fields, who have a common focus: our environment.

Who is this for?

High-potential and senior leaders from the environmental sector

Online and in-person

Nature Recovery Leadership Programmes

The Nature Recovery Leadership Programmes in the North of England and Scotland will bring together emerging leaders from different disciplines, communities, and backgrounds who share a common ambition: to restore and regenerate nature.

Who is this for?

Emerging leaders with over 5 years of professional and/or voluntary experience in nature recovery


feel better prepared to work collaboratively


feel better prepared to make an impact on environmental challenges


would recommend Sky Blue to another person

Our work with environmental leaders 

We are committed to supporting and developing leaders who are working on environmental challenges. Here are examples of recent programmes.

MAVA Leaders for Nature Academy

A partnership between Common Purpose, the MAVA Fondation pour la Nature and Mowgli Mentoring, the Academy ran over four years from 2018 to 2022 and 176 people too part.  It was a leadership development programme for professionals from the Partner organizations of the MAVA Fondation pour la Nature combining the experience of senior professionals with the energy of young professionals so that they are equipped and inspired to produce bolder, more creative, and innovative environmental action.  

New Economy Leaders Academy

An online intergenerational leadership programme for professionals in the new economy field

Climate Challenge Leadership Programme

An online programme bringing together emerging leaders from across Africa, the wider global South, and the global North.

Interested in learning more? 

Get in touch with one of our specialists and discover how we are connecting and developing leaders in the environment and sustainability sector.


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