This month we are delighted to welcome Clare Sain-ley-Berry to the Cynnal Cymru team. Clare will be taking on a new part-time role as Cynnal Cymru’s Policy and Development Manager.
Clare has worked in the sustainable development field for the past 15 years – motivated by the drive for global justice represented by the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the opportunity to help organisations demonstrate – and capitalise on – the role that the natural environment plays in underpinning social and economic well-being. She coordinated the grant and support initiative, Environment Wales, for 10 years working with community-led sustainability projects and more recently headed the Invest in Nature service run by WCVA – the national membership body for the third sector in Wales. Clare has also led WCVA’s work on the Well-Being of Future Generations Act since it came into force and so is also brimming with ideas of how to support organisations throughout Wales to maximise their contributions to all of its well-being goals.
We know that we have limited time to put in place the new ways of living and doing business that will safeguard the future. I’m very excited to be working for such a progressive organisation that can help put those structures in place.
Mari Arthur explained:
Our members have always been at the forefront of sustainability in Wales and we’re confident that Clare’s role will help make this more visible by joining the dots between the work of our members, the communities around them and the links to national and international policy.
Over the last year, Cynnal Cymru has been working closely with WCVA under their new group structure, supporting projects like Invest in Nature to help forge better links between the third and private sector. This new role is a fantastic opportunity to strengthen our working relationship with WCVA as well as bringing a fresh new perspective to the team.