Ibex Earth is a not for profit sustainability consultancy. We connect cities and public sector bodies with leading academia, NGOs and private sector organisations to instigate long-term, sustainable change for our planet. To date, we have secured £49.1 million worth of funding to support our vision.
We were established in 2008 as an organisation that provided free legal support to an ever growing list of charities and NGOs - working with 15 of the top 20 international law firms. After providing in excess of £500,000 worth of free legal support, we handed over our pro bono service to the Thomson Reuters Foundation's TrustLaw programme. Our focus shifted towards creating a sustainability consultancy that would help to instigate long-term, sustainable change for our planet.
Our first project, 'The Lost World', saw us travel to Mount Roraima (Venezuela) to film a documentary about the table-top mountain made famous by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 1912 novel of the same name (or for younger readers Disney Pixar's 'UP'). We were fortunate enough to live on the tepui for 8 weeks, discovering 9 new species unknown to science and exploring a truly unique landscape.
The project won the prestigious Captain Scott Society's 'Spirit of Adventure' award, had a premiere introduced by Michael Palin at the Royal Geographical Society and featured on BBC 2's 'Decade of Discovery'. This was only the start of our work.
We have developed a series of successful initiatives that help support the delivery of our vision. This includes Creating Sustainable Cities, an initiative that is geared towards securing funding for cities and towns to deliver 'sustainable city' projects. We have already secured £49.1 million worth of funding for projects that range from delivering sustainable energy projects at schools to accelerating the uptake of the circular economy and enhancing the climate resilience of cities and towns via urban greening programmes.
Our focus is on working with a small clientele to deliver maximum benefit for each of our projects. This can range from helping a city or town develop its approach to net zero aspirations or identifying funding streams to deliver environmental projects. We also offer a bespoke CSR service to businesses that provide exciting opportunities to support global biodiversity projects and/or provide environmental education to the UK's primary schools.