Arvind Sharma leads ESG & Sustainability practice of Rennie

27 September 2022 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Australian net zero-focused management consultancy Rennie has welcomed a new senior leader to its team.

Having started only just over a year ago as one of the few homegrown advisory firms solely focussed on the transition to the low carbon economy, Rennie has now built a team of around 25 consultants working nationally across five lines of business: strategy, business advisory, capital advisory, reform and policy, and ESG & Sustainability.

The latter service line, ESG & Sustainability, is now spearheaded by Arvind Sharma, who has joined the consulting firm as an Executive Director with the remit to grow the wing, and leader of the Melbourne office.

Arvind-Sharma, Rennie

“We are excited to welcome Arvind,” said Simone Rennie, partner and one of the firm’s two co-founders. “With Arvind as part of our leadership team, we have achieved one of the key elements of our 2022 strategy, to invest and deepen our presence in ESG and sustainability, an area which has been historically been serviced by engineering and resource management firms. We see this as a major growth opportunity over the next ten years.”

Sharma brings more than 20 years of experience in sustainability circles to the firm, having advised clients on greenhouse gas inventory, accounting, and public disclosures, including TCFD, GRI and CDP reporting. He worked for all four of the Big Four firms (EY, Deloitte, KPMG and PwC) in Australia and India, and most recently held senior leadership roles at engineering consultancy GHD and environmental consultancy ERM.

His experience includes working on large infrastructure projects in Australia across roads and tunnels, airports, water utilities, and developing climate change mitigation and adaptation strategy for the large Australian businesses in the mining, oil & gas and financial services sectors.

Sharma is a member of the Environment Institute of Australian and New Zealand, an accredited Infrastructure Sustainability Professional, and a registered Greenhouse and Energy Auditor.

Founded in the summer of 2021 by Simone Rennie and her husband Matt Rennie (both are ex-EY), initially as Rennie Partners, freshly rebranded Rennie plans to have a headcount of 60+ by the end of next year.