Anthesis has welcomed sustainability pioneer Lisa Nelowet Grice as managing partner and member of its North America and Asia Pacific management board.
Lisa is globally known for engaging CEOs and senior teams to drive game-changing sustainability performance that delivers brand equity, operational efficiency, and stakeholder value. Lisa has over 30 years’ experience in creating and running successful sustainability practices, including as a vice president for CH2M and most recently as global director of sustainability services for Ramboll.
Lisa’s work in the circular economy, nominated for a 2017 Responsible Business Innovation award, includes developing a pioneering strategy for Merck KGaA’s Life Sciences business to credibly and cost-effectively position for entry into the multi-billion dollar green chemicals market.
A pioneer in climate change mitigation and resilience, she paved the way for hundreds of global companies, such as GM and United Technologies, to inform EPA’s greenhouse gas strategy and reduce energy costs pursuing greenhouse gas reduction goals as a part of the ground-breaking Climate Leaders Program, which she created with the US Environmental Protection Agency.
On her appointment Grice said: “What attracted me to Anthesis was the collaborative culture, as well as the focus on harnessing technology to deliver more effective solutions. I’m impressed with how the structure of the business ensures that the best Anthesis talent from around the world is available for any client challenge with no geographical barriers or boundaries.
“I’m excited to take advantage of Anthesis’ advanced data management, analytics, and dashboarding capabilities. Anthesis has a strong reputation of helping clients build competitive advantage and long-term resilience by embracing the opportunities of sustainable business models.
“Just as exciting to me is the Anthesis focus on delivering client value that also generates meaningful environmental, social and economic benefits.”
On Grice’s appointment Stuart McLachlan, CEO of Anthesis, said: “I believe we are uniquely positioned as a company to be the trusted advisor and implementation partner for clients in the delivery of a sustainable and low carbon future.
“Over the past four years we have created a business of 250 people with deep expertise across organisational value chains, proficiency in digital solutions to deliver sustainability at scale, a global footprint and operating model, and the entrepreneurial and commercial appetite to implement solutions that will migrate our clients to a more prosperous and sustainable future.
“Lisa’s thought leadership, reputation in the marketplace, focus on innovation and dedication to delivering client value will bring tremendous strength as we move increasingly into the commercial delivery of sustainability at scale. She has pioneered leading edge solutions that combine both sustainability and business value, and we look forward to her contributions to both our strategic direction and operating model.”
Anthesis is a specialist provider of sustainability and environmental consulting, technology and program management services. The company provides groundbreaking work in the advisory space as well as in sustainability analytics, delivering evidence for the business case for sustainability and delivering solutions at scale using technology and customised software.
Supporting many of the world’s largest companies, the company has grown to 250 employees in four years and is the eighth fastest-growing company in the UK by export sales.