With a 20km sea swimming race coming up, our latest consultant is spending a lot of her time on land…
Name Florence Wiggins
Job title Consultant
Practice area Resilient Agriculture
Qualifications BA Geography, MSc Biodiversity Conservation and Management
Welcome to 3Keel! How have your first days been so far?
Thank you! It’s been a great first week. I’ve been in the Long Hanborough and the London offices and have started to meet lots of colleagues in team Sunfish and beyond. Everyone has been warm and welcoming and I’m excited to be here!
What have you started working on?
So far, I’ve been busy getting to know 3Keel as an organisation and how we work, as well as developing an understanding of the Resilient Agriculture practice area. I’m looking forward to starting project work, where I’ll be joining a sustainable commodities project and helping out with the Landscape Enterprise Networks monitoring, reporting and verification process.
What are you looking forward to most about working for 3Keel?
Having spent the past 15 months within The Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures, with a focus on disclosure and reporting, I’m now looking forward to working with clients to find practical solutions to sustainability challenges.
In the next few weeks, I’m excited to get to know lots of other colleagues at 3Keel including across different practice areas. Everyone I’ve met so far has interesting and diverse backgrounds and I’m excited by how this brings a unique perspective to our work.
Specifically in the Resilient Agriculture practice area, I’m interested to learn more about our work directly with farmers and how we can collaborate from the bottom-up to implement ethical and ambitious solutions.
Who or what inspired you to work in sustainability?
While it is quite scary to think about how urgently we need to change the way we live on our planet, I’m also excited by the opportunities and innovations which are growing in response.
I became particularly interested in the role of our food system as both a driver of and solution to nature loss during my Masters. I wrote my dissertation on regenerative agriculture in the UK, where I was lucky to visit 20+ farmers and understand their perspectives on the opportunities and challenges for the transition to regenerative agriculture. I wrote this through a multispecies lens and am really interested in how we can rethink the role of farmers, businesses and consumers as one of many (human and non-human) actors in integrated food systems.
When you’re not working, what do you like to do?
I am a keen sportsperson and love to swim, cycle, and run. I’m also training for a 20km sea swimming race in February, which a friend and I are doing as a relay. This means lots of time spent touring London’s Lidos (and their best nearby bakeries).