Anthesis Group further strengthens its leadership in the areas of Science Based Targets and leveraging data analytics in corporate sustainability with the appointment of Stephen Russell as Associate Director & Analytics Practice Leader for North America.
Stephen joins Anthesis after more than 11 years with World Resources Institute where he served as Manager of Advisory Services, leading consulting projects at Global 500 firms including PepsiCo, MGM, Inter-Ikea and Ikea Group, and Tyson Foods to design and implement climate change mitigation programs. Most recently, Stephen was Technical Manager for the Science Based Targets Initiative, spearheading innovative approaches for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions management, now used by hundreds of companies worldwide.
Stephen’s client experience spans Global 500 companies, governments, and multi-lateral organizations. He has led industry initiatives to create GHG accounting standards under the GHG Protocol brand and partnered with governments in multiple countries to establish corporate GHG reporting programs. Stephen led a federal taskforce to create GHG reporting guidance that is now used by the entire Federal Government under Executive Order 13693 signed by President Obama.
“I look forward to working with the team to grow Anthesis’s leadership position and meeting the sustainability needs of its clients.”
On his appointment, Stephen says: “I’m delighted to join Anthesis, which operates at the cutting edge in the sustainability consulting market. No other firm offers the combination of deep subject matter expertise, global reach, and analytical sophistication. I look forward to working with the team to grow Anthesis’s leadership position and meeting the sustainability needs of its clients.”
On Stephen’s appointment, Chris Jones, Anthesis Group President and Managing Director says: “Stephen is well known for his leadership on the development of industry protocols and tools for Science Based Targets and we are proud he’s chosen to join our team. With Stephen as Analytics Team Leader we solidify our role as industry-leading providers of SBT and GHG offerings in corporate sustainability.”