I guide organisations on their journey to being a sustainability-focused company. I work with strong leaders who are disciplined, tough and can hold both themselves and others to a high standard for results and impact.
I sit on a number of advisory boards for individual clients and as an associate for some consulting firms. The objective of a company’s Sustainability Advisory Group is to help them make a step-change in their impact into supporting sustainability services. The following areas are levers I utilise to help them achieve this goal:
A lot of my work focuses on helping company’s define their internal priorities and effectively incorporate ESG into all aspects of their company strategy. I provide insight, challenge, expertise and creative thinking to help clients envision, plan, execute and communicate ESG Strategies for their organisations, funds and projects. In doing so, I aim to drive performance, reduce risk, enhance transparency and enhance their reputation.
My focus is always to make things as simple as possible as ESG and Sustainability strategies can seem completely overwhelming at first. A lot of my first meetings start with understanding what an organisation wants to be known for, what is their purpose and build from there. Work could include designing an internal ESG vision, mission statement, and priorities, creating an ESG policy and implementation framework, constructing a customised ESG action plan to fit present and future goals, as well as defining ESG Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure the ESG performance across the portfolio.
I have worked as a communications advisor and specialist for over 20 years and have gained strong insight by collaborating with key partners including NGO’s, fellow sustainability peers and commercial businesses, stimulating debate and collaboration around climate goals and commitments.
My approach to a communications strategy is always to communicate authentically, be brave and transparent and of course no greenwashing. I have helped clients Identify opportunities for social and environmental action, create motivating messages and a clear case for change, build employee participation and turn policies into practice and most importantly help them stand out as a sustainability leader.