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Fireside chat: Sustainability and ESG consulting

September 14, 2023

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The sustainability consulting landscape has changed dramatically over the last decade. Sustainability consultancies big and small have emerged to meet the growing demand for climate action and ESG services. But how will the evolving global regulatory landscape and pressure from investors, customers, and other stakeholders shape the next decade of environmental issues? And how will tech-enabled sustainability platforms optimize client management?

Please join experts from HXE Partners, Summit Strategy Group, and Sustain.Life for a virtual fireside chat. They’ll cover the ever-evolving sustainability and ESG consulting space, industry trends, and share insight into their work supporting clients.

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About the panelists

Harry Etra is the chief executive officer of HXE Partners. His experience is in advising public and private companies on sustainability and ESG strategies. Harry leads client engagements with executive teams across sectors to develop impactful strategies and implementation programs aligned with investor ESG expectations. In his role at HXE Partners, he helps clients establish and manage ESG Committees, develop ESG plans and policies, publish annual ESG disclosures and respond to investor-focused ESG requests. Harry holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in history from Yale University.

Alyssa Rade is the chief sustainability officer at Sustain.Life. With a decade-plus of corporate sustainability experience, she guides the platform’s customer program recommendations, emissions tracking, third-party certifications, and more. Before Sustain.Life, Alyssa directed the sustainability program at Vornado Realty Trust, where she managed green building certifications, waste and recycling, energy efficiency, and health and wellness for 30 million square feet of commercial office space. Alyssa is accredited as a LEED and WELL AP. She holds an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University and a BA in Environmental Studies from Washington University in St. Louis.

Derek Young is a managing director leading the ESG consulting services practice for Summit Strategy Group. A veteran ESG, sustainability, and CSR professional with more than 20 years of experience in ESG, corporate citizenship, corporate responsibility, and sustainability, he has developed deep expertise in climate change and carbon management, resource efficiency, and community and stakeholder engagement. Derek has initiated and led sustainability and responsible sourcing programs at Invista, TGI Fridays, and FedEx, and has provided consulting support to brands across a wide range of sectors and industries.

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