Helping organisations navigate their sustainability and climate challenges
Sustainable Futures is a sustainability and climate consulting firm founded in London, United Kingdom in 2014
What we do
Today, sustainability should be an integral part of developing any organisational strategy. Sustainability requires organizations to transform every division of their business and we are here to help you on that journey.
Understanding and mitigating sustainability risks before they happen is key to building resilience. But persuading people to take risks seriously is extremely difficult. We help you to make the business case and identify options for action.
In order to communicate sustainability, you must first do sustainability. It’s okay if something is in progress and if you are serious about it then we can help you work on how to successfully measure, report and communicate sustainability to your stakeholders.
How we work
Working with us involves going on a breakthrough journey of exploration, discovery and growth – both external and internal. We don’t bring a “team of consultants” to give you the answers. We spent time empathising with your pain points and making full use of your internal resources and assets, which we upgrade and upscale along the way, during a learning journey where we reframe the problems and find solutions together. Our promise to you is to meet you where you are – and work with what is to support in developing successful strategies and sustainable solutions. Over the years, we have been entrusted by a variety of public and private clients with supporting them on some of their most important sustainability assignments and change initiatives.
Who we are
We bring together a diverse and global team of associates that help clients with their sustainability challenges. We pride ourselves in our ability to grasp the specifics of a particular context, with its own history, drivers, values and multi-actor dynamics, and to look at it from different angles and perspectives. We bring a unique combination of skills and T-shaped profiles including strategy, innovation and management, combined with solid technical knowledge and depth in environmental issues. We are comfortable with uncertainty and ask probing and catalytic questions. We zoom in and out between the relevant detail and the bigger landscape.
Maia is an associate director with Sustainable Futures, a sustainability professional with extensive technical expertise and an entrepreneurial background. She leads Sustainable Futures work on ESG, Stakeholder Engagement and Reporting and Climate Risk. She loves to support businesses in finding innovative sustainable solutions that help them thrive in a fast changing environment. She is a certified 14001 and 9001 Auditor and a specialist in IFC Performance Standards and ESG.
Yiannis Chrysostomidis is the founder and director of Sustainable Futures. He is a sustainability and climate change consultant and facilitator with 20 years of experience in climate change, sustainability strategy, innovation and resilience. Yiannis has worked with governments, MFIs, donors, agencies and Fortune 500 and FTSE100 clients in areas such as strategy and climate scenarios, climate risk, vulnerability and resilience and adaptation.
Jessica is a Project lead at Sustainable Futures. She is an environmental engineer and sustainability professional, with more than 5 years of experience in environmental management and auditing, ESG and sustainability strategy & reporting, carbon accounting and project management.
Sustainable Futures provides support to governments, financial institutions, international agencies and the private sector on their toughest sustainability and climate challenges. Some examples of our work are presented below.
Low carbon transition for the extractives sector
What does the upcoming transition to a low-carbon resilient world mean for the extractives sector in developing markets? Sustainable Futures worked with the Extractives Hub to provide insights on the implications and strategies arising from such a transition to developing countries that are following an extractives-led growth pathway.
Climate adaptation strategies for Greece
Sustainable Futures advised Greece’s Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change Dr. Yannis Maniatis and developed a strategy paper on issues relating to Greece’s national climate risk and adaptation strategy in the agriculture sector.
Sustainability strategy and communications
Sustainable Futures worked with the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) to create a sustainability strategy with and for its members. The work focused not only on the organisation’s sustainability performance but also, perhaps, more importantly, to find creative ways to empower its members to engage in the sustainability agenda. Sustainable Futures is also developing a set of communications materials to explain the why and the how of the project for different audiences
Network Rail is the owner and infrastructure manager of most of the rail networks in England, Scotland and Wales. Sustainable Futures worked with Network Rail to develop a nationwide strategy and long-term vision for a resilient UK railway network that takes into account the systemic implications of climate change.
Fraport is Germany’s biggest airport operating company. Sustainable Futures undertook a climate risk review of 14 of their airports to ensure that the infrastructure is resilient. The work identified key climate risks that along with indicative costings of adaptation measures were included in the assumed revenue/Capex model for the assets.
The Berbera corridor is a backbone road connecting Berbera, Somaliland and mainland Ethiopia. Sustainable Futures undertook a systemic sustainability risk review of the corridor, the communities benefitting and the services it provides. The work was commissioned by UK FCDO in order to understand vulnerabilities and identify programmatic activities to manage systemic climate risks and build resilience.
Sustainability reporting for an FTSE100 company
Sustainable Futures helped an FTSE100 organisation develop a longer-term environmental and climate change strategy, prepared their carbon footprint, and developed data tools for collecting and reporting sustainability metrics.
KPIs framework and reporting for Network Rail
Sustainable futures helped Network Rail to develop a weather resilience and climate adaptation reporting framework and identify ways to track, measure and report resilience metrics and key performance indicators.
Sustainability Reporting for a Fortune 500 company
Sustainable Futures supported Newell Brands’ sustainability programme over a number of years including on assignments such as life cycle assessments and sustainability KPI auditing and verification
Sustainable Futures Ltd
73 Ferme Park Road
London, N8 9SA