Deep experience to help reward responsible behaviour with business success
Who we are
Brothers, Ben and Dan Vivian have unique, complementary experience of more than 40 years. Shown here with Towser, special canine advisor to Vivian Partnership board.
Ben is a leading practitioner in sustainability and CSR having written “Environmental Compliance – Business Benefits” more than 10 years ago and Dan in advertising, marketing and communications for brands including BMW, Sony and Cancer Research UK.
Both passionately want the world’s resources to be used in a more sustainable way, by driving behavioural and performance change based on practical business actions not impossible dreams.
Ben has more than 20 years in the environmental and sustainability fields, and has experience in a very wide range of sectors: from electronics and finance to quarrying and oil & gas. He has always worked from the principle that organisations need to get the basics right before they extend themselves; and that when organisations get sustainability right there is a huge commercial value. His experience ranges from strategy development, through environmental systems and auditing, training and people development, to designing and writing corporate sustainability reports. Ben is a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, author of two books and a trustee with two environmental NGOs – Operation Wallacea and Groundwork Leicester and Leicestershire
Dan has over 20 years experience in marketing communications, having worked with some of the world’s largest brands including BMW, Johnny Walker, The Daily Telegraph, Sony, Toshiba. Somerfield, Cancer Research UK, 3Mobile; as well as sustainability leaders The Cooperative and Sita Suez. He has been instrumental in building a new breed of dynamic communications agency offering practical, creative and effective campaigns to clients who wish to optimise their spend and focus on tangible business returns, not awards jurys.
His concern for the world his children will inherit has led to the formation of the Vivian Partnership to offer practical, creative and effective sustainability strategies that will deliver competitive advantage through sustainable practices.
It is fantastic to leave a seminar feeling inspired and full of practical ideas. Thursday’s oomph seminar did exactly that, Ben and Dan are naturals at putting an audience at ease which meant real participation from the group. As environmental professionals often form a one person team, it is fantastic to share a room with like minded individuals from local businesses who have faced and tackled similar challenges and can offer insight and advice. Eagerly anticipating the next installment of Oomph!
Nicola Duffy, Environmental Co-ordinator at Highcross, Leicester
Thank you both for inviting us to today’s Oomph seminar. From our point of view, we found the stimulus material and subsequent debate insightful from a sustainability perspective, but also in a wider context applicable to the successful deployment of general business initiatives.
Participant at Oomph Seminar 30 June 2011
Really enjoyed this morning. I have attended very few seminars over the past two years simple because they are all too similar, often the the same speakers and follow the same theme. Today was most importantly enjoyable, interesting and got the brain cells working. I like small groups with variety of people and backgrounds.
Participant at first Oomph Seminar 30 June 2011