Tom Whitehouse is LEIF’s founder and chairman. He has advised leading environmental investment and technology businesses for the last ten years. Flagship clients over this period include Impax Asset Management, Veolia, Airbus Group, the London Stock Exchange and Mountain Cleantech.  

LEIF = collaborative and dynamic investment and customer discovery. Our methodology is simple and highly effective:

Research, write and communicate authoritative content - ‘white papers’ (LEIF Briefs), blogs, articles, ‘teasers’ and presentations - which positions our clients as leaders in fast growing industries and explains their needs to their most important audiences.

Connect our clients with the people they need to meet and influence.

Convene these people at events and meetings with our clients so that their expertise is demonstrated, their needs explained, and they get the opportunity to do business. 


LEIF is the trading name of Carbon Communications International Ltd, registered in England (no. 5243871),which is entered on the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority register (FRN: 472599).

The founder 

Before working in the environmental technology sector, Tom was a journalist. From 1997-1999 he was Moscow correspondent for The Guardian and from 1991-1997 he was a reporter and producer for the BBC World Service, based in Prague and Moscow. 

He is a Contributing Editor at Global Corporate Venturing (GCV), for whom he writes the Clean Deal, a monthly column on environmental and advanced materials venturing. He has a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.

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