ESG Impact and Net Zero Strategies in Consultancy
Online panel discussion, 30 March, 4pm BST / 11am EDT / 8am PDT
In this online panel discussion Environment Analyst gave an exclusive preview of the headline findings and recommendations from our upcoming report ESG Strategies: Accelerating Impact and Net Zero Goals in Consultancy.
This report will explore the multifaceted drivers and challenges for environmental and engineering consultancies, and professional service firms more broadly, in respect of initiatives such as the SBTi and CDP, as well as target-setting, measuring and reporting on climate and ESG goals, and detail best practice learnings from the last couple of years.
Plus, we revealed the industry’s progress on ‘walking the talk’, offering a first-look at which firms are leading in their approaches through our original carbon intensity analysis of the sector and ESG/Net Zero impact journey ratings, and company profiles for ~50 benchmarked firms.
Following this presentation, a panel of industry leaders continued the discussion around ESG & Net Zero target setting, action progress and sustainability leadership in the industry.
André-Martin Bouchard, Global Director Earth & Environment & Global Executive Director ESG, WSP
André-Martin Bouchard is an accomplished environmental industry professional with over 30 years of experience. Currently, he holds the position of Global Director Earth & Environment / Global Executive Director ESG at WSP Global, where he leads a team of c. 20,000 environmental experts and ESG professionals from over 35 countries. In this role, Mr. Bouchard is responsible for leading the design and execution of WSP’s global Earth & Environment Sector Strategy, and he also oversees the company’s global ESG program, which ensures that WSP’s work for clients is also linked to its own corporate ESG initiatives. As a Professional Environmental Engineer and Consultant since 1993, Mr. Bouchard has held roles at all levels, from Project Manager to Global Director, and has established himself as an influential figure in the environmental industry, known for his outstanding accomplishments and leadership.
Kealy Herman, Global Technical Director, Net Zero Strategy, Arcadis
Kealy creates robust sustainability strategies and crafts compelling stories about environmental impact. Kealy has supported clients across geographies and industries in climate target setting, strategic planning, sustainable supply chain, and GHG accounting and mitigation. She has worked in consulting and in industry on corporate net zero target setting and strategy. This technical acumen, paired with excellent change management skills, enables Kealy to shepherd clients through the target setting and strategy development processes. She is adept at supporting her clients in navigating unique and complex internal corporate cultures to drive positive change.
Neel Strøbæk, Senior Corporate Director - Sustainability & CR, Ramboll
Neel Strøbæk is an expert on sustainability. She has more than 25 years of experience in environment master planning and large-scale infrastructure development, and she is a specialist in stakeholder engagement, making for more sustainable and liveable cities and urban areas.