Broomes Consulting is headed by Dr Veronica Broomes, an international consultant based in the United Kingdom who has extensive professional experience of developing countries, especially Commonwealth member states in the Caribbean and Africa. Veronica works in collaboration with other consultancies in the development arena, international organisations and a range of training companies to provide project management, report writing and evaluation and specialist advise.
Broomes Consulting is headed by Dr Veronica Broomes, an international consultant based in the United Kingdom who has extensive professional experience of developing countries, especially Commonwealth member states in the Caribbean and Africa.
Veronica works in collaboration with other consultancies in the development arena, international organisations and a range of training companies to provide project management, report writing and evaluation and specialist advise.
Areas of interest and expertise
- Inclusive Business and Corporate Social Responsibility
- Policy and investment negotiations
- Stakeholder engagement and consultation
- Impact Assessment (social and environmental)
- Agriculture, Rural Development
- Strengthening value and supply chains
- Training for enterprise, management and development
- Research design, implementation, analysis and reporting
- Preparation of Needs Assessment and Policy Research
Types of assignments and collaborators
Veronica applies her skills, experience and expertise in incountry or home based assignments for development and management consultancies, international organisations, global businesses and small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs).
Development, Sustainability and Climate change
Awareness of climate change and its implications for the global community has increased over the recent past. So much so that it is no longer the preserve of scientists, students and environmental campaigners in developed countries. In some circles, the discusssion has shifted from which industries are responsible in developed countries and why developing countries should refrain for using their natural resources in order to support affluence in developed countries. Now, there is greater concern about what can be done to minimise the impact of climate change on lives and livelihoods in developing and development countries. What actions (simple, but effective) can be taken by individuals, households, communities and businesses dominate many conversations on climate change. The focus is on taking ACTION rather than merely engaging in discussion.
Triple Botton Line Approach
Competitiveness in the modern marketplace demand that 21st century businesses have to pay attention to more that just the single bottom line -profitability. Instead, social and environmental issues must be considered along with economic considerations when pursuing profits. Simultaneously, owner-managed and shareholder-owned businesses must ensure that a high return is received on investment.
Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability in Business are strategies developed and applied in innovative ways to build relations with their stakeholders. This approach allow management and business owners to integrate environmental and social considerations in reducing operational costs.
To reduce business travel and offset carbon emissions
Promote the use of available technologies for remote meetings with clients. Options include:
Requires a telephone service which includes an option for three way communication. The system using Skype® software can be used for up to five persons.
This can be done quite easily through a conference bridge, in the UK or USA, and providing all participants with the telephone number and access code to meet in a virtual conference room at a scheduled time.
This involves the use of webcams and internet access to hold online meetings, thus allowing for face-to-face meeting across offices, regions and countries.
When travel to clients is necessary, here’s how you can reduce your carbon emissions:
- Detailed pre-planning to facilitate visits to several clients in a similar area to be visited on the same day or over a few days.
- Use public transportation for travel to clients. For short journeys, when a taxi can be used, green taxis should be the preferred choice.
- Walking to the client’s office may be a realistic option.
- Use of vehicles powered fueled by electricty, Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) and hydrogen fuel cells.
- Consider implementing flexible work options for staff.
- Staff may opt to work from home, thus reducing travel to the office to three or four days weekly.