​​​Passion and experience

Paul Monaghan, founding Director of Up the Ethics, was architect of much of the UK co-operative movement's ethical and environmental excellence for nearly two decades.

He worked across sectors as diverse as Food, Finance, Pharmacy, Funerals and Travel. Contributions included the creation of world-class programmes of environmental management, ethical finance, sustainability reporting and a groundbreaking commitment to campaigning and progressive public policy intervention.

His work on advocacy, campaigning and public policy intervention has gone on inspire numerous businesses across the world. He was a co-founder of everything from the Community Energy Coalition to the Fair Tax Mark. 

In December 2014, he was voted #1 in a GLOBAL CEO poll of the 'Top 100 CSR Leaders'.​

Up the Ethics

Across the globe, social enterprises are arising anew and making an enormous economic, social and environmental impact. Everything from listed multinationals through to local co-operatives.

This revolution in sustainable development goes against the grain of conventional business practice and teaching, and for a long time has been largely unheralded. But change is afoot. 

Management consultancy Up the Ethics was established in 2013 to help pioneering social enterprises to take the next steps and help precipitate much needed systematic change.

Up the Ethics helps business with...

  • strategy and policy development
  • advocacy and campaigning
  • capacity building
  • winning hearts and minds (inside and outside)
  • political and media engagement