Accenture has appointed Andrew Charlton as Sustainability Services Lead for Growth Markets.
The selection of Charlton further accelerates Accenture’s momentum of the responsible business agenda across the region, growing the company’s portfolio of Sustainability services offerings. He will be responsible for ensuring sustainability is embedded into Accenture’s client work by design, and helping clients create value and impact.
“Sustainability and climate change have risen to the forefront as a critical C-suite agenda across the world, even as companies continue to deal with the business impact of the ongoing pandemic,” said Gianfranco Casati, chief executive officer, Growth Markets, Accenture.
“At this crucial juncture, Accenture is stepping up as a leader in responsible business with bold ambitions. The appointment of Andrew to lead sustainability services in our growth markets is a vital part of this strategy.”
Charlton joined Accenture in February 2020 as part of the AlphaBeta acquisition in Australia. He is the founder and CEO of the strategic economic consultancy, which works with private and public institutions to tackle the largest societal challenges we face, with data and analytics at the core.
“Accenture has been at the forefront of the digital transformation of many of the region’s biggest companies over the last 20 years. The next great transformation is the shift to a sustainable economy, and we are well-positioned to be the transformation partner of choice for organisations on their sustainability journey,” Charlton commented. “
We have a strong brand and a proven track record in the areas of sustainability, circular economy and green recovery, and I look forward to driving Accenture’s passion and ambition in this space. I believe technology and businesses will be at the heart of global solutions to reconcile progress with planet.”
Charlton was the Senior Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Australia during the world economic crisis from 2008-10. He was also the Prime Minister’s representative at the G20 Leaders Summits and the Copenhagen Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP15). During this time, he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Charlton holds a doctorate in economics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.