Making Sense of Sustainability 2011 / 2012 Report

an acronym commonly used by investment firms to refer to the types of issues or factors considered in measuring a company's “responsible practices”; these issues or factors include the environmental effects of a company’s business practices, social metrics such as fair pay and treatment of labor and community involvement and ethical corporate governance practices that are both transparent and anti-corruption



Christopher Thomas

Senior Consultant

In addition to leading several client engagements, Christopher heads BrownFlynn’s Carbon Disclosure Project Response Check service. Christopher is well versed in EMS and corporate sustainability programs, including ISO 14001, with an expertise at implementing operating processes and embedding initiatives into corporate development plans. Christopher has extensive consulting experience, most recently with PA Consulting Group, where he spent seven years servicing the global power and utility sectors from Washington, D.C., London and the Republic of Georgia.

Prior to his role with PA Consulting, Christopher worked with private trade development organizations to promote and enhance export capabilities, and for CH2M Hill managing environmental infrastructure projects internationally.

Christopher thrives on delivering a holistic platform of environmental and employee well-being solutions and sustainability goals and developing, measuring, and communicating key indicators and, more importantly, engaging staff and stakeholders to achieve organizational excellence.

Community Engagement
  • City of Cleveland, Sustainable Cleveland Climate Action Advisory Committee member
  • Cleveland Leadership Institute, Class of 2011
  • Energy Group Leader, Transition Town Kingston, 2009–2011
  • Representative for PA Consulting Group with the United Nations Global Compact
  • UK Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • B.Sc. Economics and Finance, Bentley College
  • M.B.A. Kingston Business School,
    Kingston University, UK
  • International Business Programme
    Vrjie Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
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