Janaina Stewart-Richardson

Janaina Stewart-Richardson

Sustainability Consultant, London
Specialisms:
I have worked for almost a decade in the financial markets where I developed strong analytical skills. I managed a variety of clients, from family businesses to publicly listed companies, in a broad range of sectors, from retail to banking. Since 2016 I have been dedicated to sustainability and how to guide corporates into a more responsible business model.

Background:
In 2017 I graduated from an MBA from Imperial College London with a focus on climate change studies and corporate sustainability. To further enhance my understanding of sustainability, I followed the MBA with a Business Sustainability Management course from Cambridge. Since then, I have worked with SustainAbility for two years and prior to that I briefly worked with Capgemini’s CSR team. Parallel to the consulting work, I help Imperial College London on research projects on the topic of sustainable finance & development.

Client and Project Experience:
I had the honour to advise renowned clients on their sustainability journeys, including Unilever, Danone, RBS, Shell, Total, Starbucks, and Earthwatch, to name a few. Projects scope comprised a comprehensive view from defining a business’ material issues to setting dedicated targets and ensuring that smart actions lead to measurable positive change.

Person I most admire:
I admire anyone who defies mediocracy and the status quo and strives to do things differently in the face of all adversities. Who decides to take the path of most resistance given a slight prospect that things can be better in the future. I believe that there are many out there, few admirable names that pop up in my mind are Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Nelson Mandela.