Sarah Fencott

The Write Impact | Helping organisations drive sustainable change Available for work

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Are you looking for a writer to help you navigate the nuances of sustainability communications? My experience in the field spans more than 15 years and is rooted in three core pillars:

• Helping grass roots organisations educate, influence and elicit positive change for nature and societies.
• Working with organisations that enable greater corporate transparency through their reporting frameworks, certification programmes and global benchmarks.
• Demonstrating honest and measurable business impacts through ESG reporting and sustainability-driven communications.

I combine my passion for writing with my unwavering belief that while it takes a collaborative effort from all to drive change, businesses have the real power and influence to spark the societal and environmental transformations needed to build a more equitable world where all can thrive.

I’ve worked with a range of commercial organisations and non-profits in the field of sustainable development: NGOs driving tangible change on the ground, non-profits pushing for greater corporate accountability and transparency, and businesses that are serious about managing their environmental and social impacts.

Having worked with the global sustainability standard setter, GRI, I understand the impact of transparent, consistent, and comparable reporting in driving change. I’ve written numerous sustainability and ESG reports for organisations spanning a range of sectors including food and beverage, manufacturing, renewable energy and housing development, technology, and financial services.

On the non-profit side of things, I’ve worked with The World Benchmarking Alliance, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, the Value Chain Initiative and SustainCERT, Fair Wear Foundation, and Access to Medicine Foundation.

Take a look at my portfolio below, or head over to my website to get more of a feel for my work: Alternatively, drop me a line at

Whether you're looking for fresh copy for your website, detailed sustainability or ESG impact reports, exploratory white papers, or quick-read blog content across the spectrum of environmental and social topics, I'm here to help!


The Netherlands




  • Advertisements
  • Brochures and leaflets
  • Content marketing
  • Copy-editing
  • PR and Journalism
  • Tone of voice
  • White Papers
  • B2B
  • Charities
  • Education
  • Lifestyle
  • Science and Technology
  • Sport, travel and leisure
Qualifications & Awards
Reporting with the GRI Standards (trained by GRI)
Global Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (distance learning from Macquarie University, Australia)
Digital Marketing (Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK)
Business Writing and Storytelling (The Economist Education)
Creative Writing (distance learning from Wesleyan University, USA)
Writing for the web, content marketing and SEO fundamentals (various in-person and online courses)


Franke Sustainability Report

Writing the Franke sustainability report, covering their environmental, social and governance goals, achievements and actions.

Respecting land tenure rights and local communities

A white paper helping companies understand the need for enhanced transparency around land-related impacts and the importance of ...

In conversation with the Chairman of Microsoft Europe

An excerpt from my interview with Jan Meuhlfeit when he was Chairman of Microsoft Europe.

GRI Sustainability Report

Writing the annual sustainability report for the Global Reporting Initiative. Here is a snippet from the report.

L’Oréal moves its Netherlands headquarters to ...

Newsletter article exploring the growing movement of circularity in building design, and the increasing interest of global ...

SOS Madagascar

Creating the text for a fundraising campaign to help establish an eco-charcoal and cleaner cookstove business in Madagascar.

A practical guide to decarbonising ports

An informative brochure examining cutting edge technology inventions to help shipping ports decarbonise their activities and ...

Achieving net-zero emissions in Europe’s industry

An exploration of four key ways Europe's industrial sector can transition to net-zero emissions by 2050.

HelloFresh Sustainability Report

Writing the sustainability report for HelloFresh Global. Here is the copy I wrote for the CEO letter which provides a summary of ...

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