James Edney

James Edney

Senior Consultant, London
Specialisms:
My main specialism is helping clients to operationalise their sustainability strategies, particularly clients at the start of their sustainability journey. This includes identifying impacts and setting high-level ambitions at the outset, through to setting targets, engaging the wider business, and disclosing performance through reporting and external benchmarks indices once the necessary processes and policies are in place.

Background:
Prior to joining Corporate Citizenship I worked as a Senior Advisor at the Charities Aid Foundation advising corporate clients on their social impact and corporate responsibility strategies. I also worked at JLL for eight years advising investors on the sustainability performance of their real estate portfolios. I completed my MSc in Environmental Technology at Imperial College in 2007, specialising in business and the environment.

Client and Project Experience:
I have detailed experience of the real estate sector but more recently my clients have included Legal and General, EDF Energy, Thames Water, Wolseley, and Wilko. My projects typically involve working with clients at a strategic level to understand their social and environmental impacts, helping them to mitigate risks and identify opportunities to create business and social value.

Person I most admire:
I am inspired and motivated by my daughter who is a constant reminder of the responsibility we all have to be socially and environmentally conscious in our actions and choices today so that future generations are not limited in theirs.