Sustainable Supply Chains

The implementation of greener practices can make a supply chain more sustainable and more efficient.

sustainable supply chains

The efficiency of a supply chain is vital in the delivery of a profitable product or service, but practices used often come at a cost to the planet.

The efficiency of a supply chain is vital in the delivery of a profitable product or service, but the practices often come at a cost to the planet; supply chains generate around 60% of all carbon emissions globally. However, the implementation of greener practices can make a supply chain more sustainable and more efficient.  

In a Harvard Business Review Whiteboard Session, they suggested that companies should focus on four components to rethink return on investment for supply chain sustainability: 

  1. Cost reduction: reducing material waste, improving efficiency and reducing their carbon footprint 
  1. Revenue growth: examining how a sustainable supply chain can affect market share, stock price and profitability 
  1. Risk management: managing regulatory and compliance risks and building resilient sourcing strategies. 
  1. Intangibles: exploring how sustainability improves customer loyalty, brand reputation, innovation, employee quality of life and retaining talent 


Experts in supply chain optimization and decarbonisation are vital when creating both a sustainable and profitable business as a company’s transitions to net zero. 

sustainable supply chain jobs

Typical roles in this space include Change Management Specialist, Supply Chain Strategist, Supply Chain Sustainability director, Carbon Footprint Analyst, Renewable Energy Specialist, Green Procurement Specialist 

sustainable Supply chain SKILLSET

Setting supply chain transformation strategies, identifying opportunities for waste reduction, carbon footprint reduction, ethical sourcing, social responsibility initiatives, and ethical labour practices for end-to-end solutions, and life cycle assessments.

sustainable supply chain employers

Organisations with complex supply chains such as retail, consumer goods & manufacturing companies rely heavily on this expertise. Consulting firms that support corporate companies to reach net zero are home to decarbonisation and supply chain experts.  


Recent CLIMATE CHANGE Mandates

Sustainable Supply Chains recent global mandates

Partner, Climate Change

Our client was looking to appoint a Partner to help lead their Climate and Sustainability team supporting corporate clients across the MENA region.

Director, ESG Strategy

Our client was looking for a director with cross-sector experience to take a lead role in managing their ESG advisory team, as well as focusing on business development across Singapore.

Partner, Financial Institution Decarbonisation

A leading advisory firm were looking to appoint a Partner to lead their Climate Change team, to support Financial Services across the MENA region with their net zero strategy, GHG accounting, and climate risk management, modelling and disclosures.

Partner, Decarbonisation

A leading advisory firm were looking for a partner with expertise in decarbonisation, who could sell and deliver projects on carbon footprinting, science-based targets and TCFD.

Head of ESG

A private equity firm wanted to appoint their first head of ESG to develop their ESG platform and value adding ESG strategy.

Partner, Climate Stress Testing

An advisory firm needed a partner for their climate risk advisory business, supporting financial services in developing climate risk stress testing capabilities.

Partner, Sustainability & Climate Change

Our client wanted a UK lead for sustainability and climate change, who would support corporate clients with their transition to net zero, creating strategies and roadmaps, and developing frameworks.

Director, ESG Strategy & Transactions

Our client was a market-leading advisory firm, who wanted to appoint a Director to support its ambitious ESG growth strategy across the Nordic Region. This director would support private equity clients and their portfolios to integrate ESG into their business strategies.

Senior Manager, Sustainability

To support the growth of their financial services practice, our client wanted to hire a senior manager to work with banks and asset management firms on their net zero strategy, transition plans, and risk management frameworks.

Partner, Supply Chain

Our consulting client wanted to appoint a Partner who would support clients in developing and delivering an integrated business strategy to decarbonise their supply chain, in line with their net zero targets.
OTHER Areas Of Specialism

Our rigourous interview process means on average we supply 5 candidates for every successful recruit.

Decarbonisation & Net Zero

Net zero strategy, GHG accounting, circular economy, financed emissions

ESG Strategy & Transactions

ESG strategy, portfolio integration, due diligence

Biodiversity & Nature Capital

Task Force on Nature Related Disclosures (TNFD), nature based metrics, nature positive

ESG Regulations & Disclosures

EU taxonomy, TCFD, SFDR, GHG protocol, SBTi

Climate Risk

Physical & transition risk, climate stress testing, climate modelling, scenario analyses

Social Rights

Human rights, diversity and inclusion, health & safety

Sustainable Supply Chains

Sustainable sourcing, energy efficiency, ethical labour, life cycle assessment

Climate Economics

Carbon trading, carbon offsets, green investment, natural capital accounting

ESG Data & Analytics

ESG ratings, ESG reporting and disclosure, data integration, Impact data


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