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Jamie Plotnek

Senior Director, Head of Sustainability and Purpose

Jamie leads the Sustainability & Purpose practice at Hawthorn Advisors, providing clients with expert guidance on environmental, social and governance issues, sustainability strategy, philanthropy and impact.

With over 15 years of global experience in corporate communications, campaigning, issues management, and thought leadership, Jamie joined Hawthorn from international non-profit, Climate Group, where he developed and led a major global campaign on zero emission vehicles.

His previous roles included leading communications on sustainable sourcing, climate and energy at Unilever, managing corporate communications and thought leadership for the Carbon Trust, and heading up business and public sector engagement for one of Britain’s biggest climate change campaigns. Qualified as a barrister, Jamie briefly worked in law for finance and banking clients, before moving into sustainability-related roles.

Jamie holds a Master’s degree in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge and an undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Leeds. He completed a Graduate Diploma in Law and Bar Vocational Course at BPP Law School, and was Called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn in 2007. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.

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