TEMPE, Ariz., – March 22, 2012 – The Sustainability Consortium has announced Euan Murray, formerly Director of Carbon Footprinting at The Carbon Trust, as its new Director of Strategic Initiatives. Euan will be responsible for helping The Consortium develop its work in retail and in sustainability measurement. He will also focus on shaping The Consortium so it is ready for future growth.
Euan has historically advised business leaders on the strategic risks and opportunities posed by climate change. This work has covered corporate strategy, operational development, supply chain management and customer engagement. He is a regular conference speaker and press commentator on the business and consumer response to climate change.
When he served as Director of Footprinting at the Carbon Trust, Euan led the work on product carbon footprinting and carbon labelling. He developed the original Carbon Trust footprinting methodology that became PAS2050, the first global standard in this area.
He also pioneered the Carbon Trust work with companies, footprinting more than 5,000 products worth $4.5Bn in North and South America, Africa, China, Australasia and Europe.
Euan has a background in strategy consulting and financial services. He holds a BA in Natural Sciences and an MSc. in Materials Sciences and Metallurgy from Cambridge University, UK. He is married to Emily and father to Oscar.
Jon Johnson, Academic Director at TSC, commented: “Over the next few months, Euan will be heading up the Retail Sector Working Group and the Measurement Science Working Group. Both of these groups are strategically important for The Consortium, and we are excited to have a person with Euan’s background and skills leading them. Euan will also be helping us develop the strategy for the broader Consortium as well.”
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