Leading global consultancy partnership Kearney has today announced that Martin Skancke, Chair of the Principles of Responsible Investment, Member of the Financial Stability Board Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and chair of the Norwegian Government commission to recommend a low-carbon strategy for the Norwegian economy, has joined its Sustainability Team as a Senior Advisor on a consulting basis.
Martin’s wealth of expertise on ESG matters across global business will support the Kearney team in identifying the largest risks to clients and the greatest opportunities to implement actionable sustainability strategies, to achieve quick results and real forward momentum in reaching climate goals.
Martin also brings deep expertise in public institutions, having developed and led the Asset Management Department of the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, responsible for the management of the $1trn Government Pension Fund. He also served as Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Public & Institutional Investors Industry Agenda Council and was Director General at the Office of the Prime Minister of Norway – chief adviser on economic policy issues – between 2002 and 2006.
Following the recent appointments of Angela Hultberg and Oliver Dudock van Heel as Global Sustainability Directors in the Kearney team, Martin’s role as Senior Adviser marks a continuation in this growth and the building out of sector-leading expertise for Kearney clients.
Martin Skancke, Senior Advisor to Kearney, commented:
“I’m excited to be a part of the Kearney Sustainability Team’s work going forward. Their ethos that the time is now to act on climate change, for both survival and as the main business risk of the current age, is a message that is too often lost amongst businesses attempting to simply match the status quo.
Integrating ESG factors into a business model is no longer a ‘nice to have’, and so I look forward to working with the team on better ways clients can help transform our societies for a sustainable future.”
Richard Forrest, Global Head of Kearney’s Sustainability Team and senior partner commented:
“I am delighted that Martin will be supporting our team with his expertise and experience, and I’m thrilled to welcome him onboard. His past roles in both public and private enterprise speak volumes and he has become a leading voice in advocating for more responsible allocation of private capital, something we are increasingly seeing as vital for our clients and society to reach our climate goals. Our clients and our team will surely benefit from Martin’s insights, and we look forward to working closely with him in months to come.”