Anthesis bolsters rapid global growth with senior ESG and strategy appointments

10 March, 22

Anthesis Group, the world’s largest group of dedicated sustainability professionals, has expanded its global Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and Sustainability Strategy team with two senior strategic appointments.

With a shared focus on sustainable finance and strengthening an already established global team of experts, Mike Jennings joins as a Director, based in the Czech Republic, and Lucy Dwyer joins as an Associate Director in London.

Mike Jennings brings nearly 30 years of consulting, ESG, and financial services experience to Anthesis, having previously been a Consulting Partner at PwC, advising clients globally on sustainability, risk & regulatory, due diligence, finance, and supply chain issues.

Mike’s appointment as a Director will see him support European financial institutions respond to regulatory requirements and market changes driven by the need to de-risk and reallocate capital to more sustainable enterprises. His wealth of experience further strengthens Anthesis’ sustainable finance offering, the team’s ability to deliver across the Eurozone and further afield, and expands Anthesis’ footprint in Central and Eastern Europe.

Further bolstering the team, Lucy joins from the renowned Business in the Community (BITC) where she led the Responsible Business Tracker®, supporting UK businesses to improve their ESG activities and impact. Lucy brings extensive consulting experience in strategy and operations, having previously held roles at PwC and in private equity with NorthEdge Capital, as well as holding an MBA and the CFA certificate in ESG investing.

As a key member of the European and global Sustainable Finance and ESG teams, Lucy will predominantly support Anthesis’ UK clients and their investments respond to international regulatory requirements and other drivers.

Tim Clare, Director of Transactions and ESG Advisory at Anthesis, commented, “I’m really excited by the arrival of Lucy and Mike. As the world’s largest pure-play ESG and sustainability advisor, Anthesis has an unrivalled track record of supporting both financial institutions and mainstream corporates alike in developing ESG strategies aligned with their commercial goals.

“The reallocation of finance to more sustainable enterprises, and to finance ESG and sustainable performance improvements within businesses, are requiring new advisory support. The appointments of Lucy and Mike will further help us to support clients and ensure their investments are innovative, drive impact, and meet both regulatory requirements and is backed by science.”

Mike Jennings, Director, Sustainable Finance, also commented, “I am very proud to be working with Anthesis, not only a B Corp accredited company, but one that is dedicated to sustainability and assisting clients to achieve net zero. It is this strength that will enable clients to deal with the challenges coming from the Green Deal, national sustainability plans, EU regulations
such as SFDR and Taxonomy, and the market demands of customers in this decisive decade.”

Lucy Dwyer, Associate Director, Sustainable Finance, added, “I am delighted to be joining the Anthesis team, where everyone is united by the goal of creating a sustainable future for people and the planet. I am looking forward to working with our clients to develop their ESG strategies and supporting them to navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by the just transition
to a low carbon economy.”

Anthesis’ global ESG and sustainable finance team’s support businesses across the world in improving their ESG performance and help drive the market shift needed to transition the financial sector towards a low carbon economy. Anthesis recently supported the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi) to develop dedicated guidance for the private equity industry. Written in partnership with an expert advisory group of over 30 private equity firms, the guidance helps private equity firms set and reach science-based targets across their operations and investments.

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