Consultant/advisor of the year: Chronos Sustainability
Over the past year, Chronos Sustainability’s team of around 20 specialist consultants has initiated, catalysed, or led a series of major global interventions on issues ranging from the zero-carbon transition, to the illegal wildlife trade and corporate mental health.
Partnering with various clients, Chronos has worked on the delivery of the first Climate Action 100+ NetZero Company Benchmark, pressed the Chinese financial sector to prohibit lending to companies involved in the illegal wildlife trade and developed a framework for assessing corporate lobbying on climate change that will form the basis for a Global Investor Statement on Responsible
Corporate Climate Change Lobbying, to be tabled as a key investor contribution to COP26.
"We set ourselves the challenge of delivering transformative impact at scale across the sustainability spectrum. We knew that in order to have any hope of achieving this goal, we needed to build a world class team to help us, and four years on, it's the strength of our global team which means our mission continues unabated and our breadth of impact deepens," said Nicky Amos, managing director of Chronos.
"We believe that the finance sector holds many of the keys to unlocking sustainability outcomes to enable the healthy functioning of companies, markets, communities and governments for a more sustainable world. Our role is to find these keys and use them with a range of stakeholders to realise real-world impacts. This is a role we are relentlessly committed to and on which we will build and evolve," said Rory Sullivan, CEO of Chronos.
One Impact Awards judge applauded Chronos submission for its "very clear, specific examples of diverse engagements to create real impact that otherwise would not have occurred".
Having launched just four years ago Chronos' clients include the World Bank, the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), Climate Action 100+ (CA100+), The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), Ceres and the Transition Pathway Initiative.