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Working with land & people for a sustainable future

Charlie Davis

Charlie is a land manager with a background in conservation, sustainability, and social science. She advises rural businesses on sustainable management of the natural environment.

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Charlie helps make land use change possible by creating partnerships between private landowners and other organisations, drawing on her specialism in natural capital markets. She advises investors in nature-based solutions and buyers of ecosystem services on their responsibilities to communities and stakeholders, secures grants for large-scale nature restoration, and advises on monitoring and reporting of ecological, environmental and social indicators. She also supports her clients in the validation and verification of Woodland Carbon and Peatland Code projects.

Believing that social and environmental issues are intertwined, she worked with Scottish Land Commission on the role of land management to provide sustainable economic outcomes for Scotland’s rural communities.

William Hawes

William is a chartered rural surveyor specialising in natural capital, with 17 years’ experience supporting both private and institutional landowners across Scotland in the strategic management of their land and property. 

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William supports farms and estates to finance regenerative and integrated land management and is experienced contracting for the trading of ecosystem services.

William is also Head of Nature-based Solutions for National Parks Partnerships where he’s responsible for developing and delivering a pipeline of investable landscape scale nature restoration projects across the UK’s 15 National Parks.