Anthesis Expands European Sustainability Expertise with New Role in Germany

November 1, 2019 | News
Portrait of Philipp Rosenthal of Anthesis

Anthesis has expanded its sustainability consultancy expertise in mainland Europe with the appointment of a new Associate Director, Philipp Rosenthal.

Based in Germany, Philipp will work alongside the established team of eight experts in Frankfurt, reporting into managing director of Anthesis’ German operations, Frank Schmidt. Philipp’s appointment adds new capabilities to the German team, which leads on environmental due diligence and transaction projects for clients in industries such as technology, automotive and communications.

Philipp will provide sustainability and circular economy consulting with particular emphasis on sustainability strategy and reporting, carbon emission mitigation, energy management and human rights consultancy. He will also be responsible for carrying out research, engaging with stakeholders and consulting businesses, government, international NGOs and institutions.

Previous to his role at Anthesis, Philipp worked for Ernst & Young, overseeing the operations of the Middle East and North Africa Climate Change and Sustainability Services team for more than three years. Through his leadership, they were recognised as the fastest growing team in the European, Middle East and African regions, delivering outstanding results for the market.

“We’re very pleased to welcome Philipp to our team in Germany, expanding our capabilities in the region beyond transaction services and into expertise on sustainability, climate change and human rights.”

On his appointment, Philipp said: “I’m delighted to be joining Anthesis and strengthening their sustainability expertise in Germany. Anthesis is the leader in building organisational resilience to climate change, and I wanted to be at the forefront of this important work. I look forward to being able to work both locally and globally with the wider sustainability teams.”

On Philipp joining the team in Frankfurt, Frank Schmidt, managing director of Anthesis GmbH., said: “We’re very pleased to welcome Philipp to our team in Germany, expanding our capabilities in the region beyond transaction services and into expertise on sustainability, climate change and human rights.

“Philipp will be an asset to the wider business, and we’re excited to utilize his knowledge of the sustainability agenda in the Middle East and Africa.”

Philipp has a background in cleantech engineering, policy development and environmental economics.

In recognition of his work, he was awarded the Japanese Ritsumeikan Award Gold in 2013 for contributions to freedom, peace and humanity. As co-founder of Project 189, he was a finalist for the global Nelson Mandela Walk Together Prize. He is certified as an ISO 50001 lead auditor, SA8000 auditor LEGO Serious Play facilitator.

Philipp has consulted heads of state, ministries and utilities, as well as business leaders in a variety of sectors.

Kirsten Doddy
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