New York, August 9th 2017 – The Anthesis Group is pleased to announce the joining of Jeff Gibbons as the Head of ESG Solutions for Anthesis in North America. Building on the recent appointments of Chris Keller as VP of Global M&A and other senior appointments, Anthesis continue to build on their capabilities with the intention to become a global player in advising financial sector institutions in all aspects of environmental, social, governance and sustainability issues.
Gibbons said “I am excited to join the Anthesis team to help the organization launch its unique ESG solutions in the North American financial services and investment markets. The evaluation of ESG risks & opportunities in M&A transactions is still embryonic and typically conducted using a time-consuming blend of manual research, analysis and report writing. Anthesis has combined its professional advisory, software development and data analytics capabilities to develop unique ESG solutions that provide our clients with deal critical information, faster and more comprehensively, than traditional evaluation methods.”
Prior to joining Anthesis, Jeff served as the regional lead for ESG services in North America for ERM. In this role, in addition to defining and evolving ESG service offerings and solutions, Jeff served as the global account manager for several large cap Private Equity firms and other financial sector institutions as they established more formal responsible investment and ESG management programs. Jeff has 20+ years of consulting and advisory experience covering multiple disciplines, including corporate sustainability, M&A due diligence, EH&S compliance, energy and resource efficiency, global chemicals compliance, and environmental management information systems. His sector experience includes chemicals, financial services, infrastructure, manufacturing, oil and gas, and power. During his professional career, he has also held senior positions at ICF International, 3E Company and Accenture. Jeff is based in Philadelphia, PA.
Chris Jones, North American President of Anthesis commented “We are thrilled that Jeff has joined us. His reputation as an industry leader in advising financial institutions on ESG and EDD solutions builds on our credibility and ambitions to become one of only a handful of global consulting specialist firms operating in this area.” He continued “The addition of Jeff to our team of global leaders alongside our world class tools and expertise in looking at future risk scenarios, allows us to bring the assurance of traditional offerings with the added value of improved data modelling and visualization. By combining our professional advisory expertise advanced data analytics software tools, we are able to rapidly provide information on risks and opportunities relating to legacy issues and future scenario planning. Reports that used to take one week to create can now be presented in a matter of hours. We have brought efficiency to the process of tracking ESG performance through the life cycle of an asset, allowing our experts to spend more time working with clients on the issues that can add the most value.”
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