Anthesis is the sustainability activator. Proud to be a B Corp, we seek to make a significant contribution to a world which is more resilient and productive.
We do this by working with cities, companies, and other organisations to drive sustainable performance. We develop financially driven sustainability strategies, underpinned by technical expertise and delivered by innovative collaborative teams across the world.
The company combines the reach of big professional services groups with the deep expertise of boutiques, with clients across industry sectors from corporate multinationals to early-stage companies supported through Anthesis Ventures.
Our activator model empowers multi-expert teams to design and deploy solutions that grow productive, resilient organisations, ecosystems, cities, communities and people. From strategy to implementation, we offer an unrivalled spread of services to help you achieve your goals. We take our name from the Greek word “anthesis”, the lifecycle stage of a plant when it is most productive.
The flowering period of a plant, from the opening of the flower bud.
“We recognise the power of business to change the world. When sustainable lifestyles, products and business models are aligned with commercial value drivers, we see great results. Similarly we support government and publicly-funded bodies to work in partnerships as the needs of policy makers and businesses converge.
Our solutions are technically clever, but where we stand out is in our understanding of client needs and in our shared determination to reduce risk, increase resilience, realise opportunity and deliver truly sustainable organisations.”
Anthesis is here to deliver sustainable performance. As the largest group of sustainability experts globally, we're making it happen. Since establishing in 2013, Anthesis Group has grown to more than 800 experts, through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. We are proud of all fifteen sustainability leading organisations who joined Anthesis Group and all stand together, behind one common goal of making sustainability happen.
In October 2013, Anthesis Consulting Group acquired Best Foot Forward. Best Foot Forward has been ahead of the curve in sustainability since 1997. With clients such as Tesco and London 2012, and ground-breaking work on supply chain, product and event footprinting, the company brings long experience and deep expertise to Anthesis in the UK.
In January 2014, Anthesis Consulting Group acquired UMR GmbH. UMR has been managing and mitigating environmental, health and safety risks and liabilities for clients in Germany since 1996. With clients including Technip, Holcim and Cat, UMR has a proven track record in providing advisory services. It has also pioneered remote sensing technologies for identifying resources in dry climates.
In March 2014, Anthesis Consulting Group acquired Caleb Management Services Limited, a team of leading sustainable chemistry specialists with a prestigious track record in substance management, substitution and compliance.
In April 2014, Anthesis Consulting Group acquired SecondNature Partnership, a team of leading sustainability strategists.
In November 2014, M4C, a leading and well respected sustainability communications and strategy practice, joined Anthesis to provide complementary professional capability to the team, as well as establishing a regional presence in the North West of England. Supporting clients such as Brother, Canon and SABMiller to name a few, M4C have become renowned as one of the UK’s leading advisors in sustainable communications and associated service areas.
In February 2015, Anthesis acquired leading sustainable resource and supply chain management specialists LRS. With an enviable pedigree in the provision of advice relating to waste collection and infrastructure, supply chain management and sustainable procurement, LRS has supported a broad range of commercial and industrial sectors including investment, hospitality, manufacturing and retail, transportation and infrastructure, in addition to the waste management and reprocessing sector. LRS clients include many notable leading businesses and brands such as Tesco, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Nestlé, AkzoNobel, Unilever, Costa, CIPS, Veolia, Viridor and SITA to name a handful.
In March 2015, Anthesis announced the acquisition of TEP. With a focus on EHS (including hazardous materials management), environmental planning and environmental audit support, TEP have established themselves as one of the most experienced teams of specialists in the region. With extensive knowledge gained from working in the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait and further afield in India, the team brings with them expertise gained from supporting many of the region’s leading companies in the technology, construction, financial and utilities industries, through the delivery of cutting edge compliance and operational improvement programs.
In February 2016, Anthesis announced the acquisition of Mosaic Sustainability. Providing a range of core services including data visualisation and analytics, strategy development and implementation, reporting and disclosure (including CDP reporting, GHG inventory and carbon accounting) and supply chain management to a range of global clients including Kroger, Prologis and Monterey Bay Aquarium.
In September 2016, Anthesis announced the acquisition of Enveco, the Swedish based Environmental Economics and sustainability consultancy. Leading on cutting edge research in the fields of monetary valuation of environmental change and ecosystem services, socio-economic impact assessment and multi-criteria analysis, their work focuses on valuing natural capital and ecosystem services by emphasizing their economic impact.
In November 2016, Anthesis acquired Sustain, a leading UK energy and carbon management company dedicated to providing cost and carbon efficiencies. Sustain designs, delivers and manages energy resources for clients in public and private sector organizations. The addition of Sustain to the Anthesis Group deepens the current Anthesis offering in the energy and carbon management market.
In January 2019, Anthesis announced the acquisition of key assets from European sustainable apparel advisors, MADE-BY. MADE-BY’s mission was to make sustainable fashion common practice and supported leading fashion brands including Ted Baker, Primark, ASOS and G-Star to implement good environmental and social standards that could be maintained within a commercial environment. Its proprietary benchmark tools include sustainability progress analysis tool MODE Tracker™ and the Environmental Benchmark for Fibres.
In February 2019, Anthesis acquired impact-led innovation consultancy GoodBrand. GoodBrand, a B Corp, was founded in 1998 on the belief that a leading sustainability strategy could be a source of strategic advantage. Since then, it has supported its clients by integrating sustainability insights and a bias for impact into innovation and strategy. Notable examples include Nespresso’s AAA Sustainability Quality™ Programme and Positive Cup strategy, Danone Nutricia’s Early Years Nutrition Partnership, and Unilever’s Sunlight Water Centres, part of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.
In February 2019, Anthesis joined forces with 200-strong sustainainability agency Lavola. Headquartered in Barcelona and established in 1981 by Founder and President Pere Pous, Lavola is one of the largest independent sustainability agencies in Spain, delivering more than 1,000 projects for its 400+ public and private sector clients, including top multinational corporations and regional bodies. The consultancy offers a wide range of services focused on social responsibility, climate change, efficient energy use, urban and regional sustainable development, communication and education for sustainability.
In 2021, Anthesis became a B CorpTM. B Corps show the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and legal accountability. They recognise the balance between purpose and profit. Becoming a B Corp was a natural decision, and we are proud to showcase our sustainability credentials and demonstrate responsible attitudes towards workers, suppliers, local communities and the environment. This approach aligns with the fundamentals of why Anthesis was established.Read more
In December 2021, Anthesis acquired Provision Coalition Inc., a Canadian-based consultancy focused on the Agri-Food sector whose purpose is to help food and beverage companies grow by making food sustainably.
In January 2022, Climate Neutral Group, a Net Zero authority on emissions analysis and reduction, offsetting, and certification programmes, merged with Anthesis.
In July 2022, Anthesis acquired specialist energy consultancy Padd Energy, that works with major organisations in the public and private sectors to support decarbonisation journeys and help make Net Zero a reality. With deep technical expertise in waste-to-energy, biofuel, renewables and heat networks, Padd Energy has supported its clients to have clarity and confidence in their energy transitions.
In 2023, Anthesis acquired ESG powerhouse Wallbrook, which leverages best practices, cultural and linguistic expertise, and on-the-ground intelligence to help businesses respect human rights, combat corruption, resolve disputes and benefit society.
Wallbrook holds a Band 1 ranking from Chambers for its investigative due diligence practice, as does its co-Managing Partner, Ian Barclay; and Band 2 rankings for its ESG and political risk work. Proud to be a B-Corp, Wallbrook has been named Best For the WorldTM for its employee-friendly policies, placing it in the top 5% of B-Corps of its size globally.
The Anthesis Team’s deep expertise in corporate greenhouse gas management and goal-setting has been incredibly valuable to advancing our science-based climate actions.
Global Environmental Sustainability Lead, PayPal
While I have worked with a handful of leading consultancies on a variety of projects, the Anthesis team has honestly provided the most value to me and our business. They provide an outstanding level of service that is focused around problem solving, collaboration and building capacity, something few other consultants truly can deliver upon.
SVP for Corporate Sustainability, Ecolab
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Anthesis has offices in the U.S., Canada, UK, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Finland, Colombia, Brazil, China, the Philippines and the Middle East.