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Affect entrepreneur Geoff Gourley indicators up as Apricot’s ESG director

Affect Funding Fund founder Geoff Gourley has signed on because the director of ESG at management and govt teaching agency Apricot Consulting.

Gourley will lead all ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance), social worth & affect, NetZero and social and sustainable procurement administration consultancy actions.

Apricot founder Derek Linsell mentioned the appointment recognised Gourley’s expertise as a social entrepreneur, innovator and affect investor, and can ship a step-change in experience and functionality for the enterprise nationally.

“Our work has at all times centred on the ideas of ESG. A few of our earliest work concerned establishing social affect packages again in 2002. Geoff’s appointment is the fruits of this expertise, accelerating the pure development of this trajectory,” he mentioned.

Apricot’s shopper listing contains Aurecon, Transurban, John Holland Group, Kraft Heinz, R.M.Williams, APA and SA Water.

Head of Partnerships Ben Hellstrom mentioned that with regards to ESG, a number of corporations give attention to the technique at exec degree, and that’s the place it stays.

“Our ardour as a enterprise is within the implementation a part of this; serving to companies lead ESG change, And we’re actually averse to simply strolling off as soon as a technique has been written – we wish to be a part of the journey right here, and we get stuff performed.”

Gourley, chair of the Advisory Board at Swinburne College Innovation Precinct, mentioned there had been a speedy enhance in demand for ESG assist and consultancy throughout a spread of trade sectors.

“Boards and govt administration groups are being influenced, in some circumstances pushed, by traders, stakeholders, staff and prospects to have an ESG technique, to measure their affect and baseline and set targets for improved efficiency and compliance,” he mentioned

“I’m excited to be taking on this govt management function with Apricot and to be on the forefront of working with purchasers and their provide chains to quickly adapt to a altering enterprise and working surroundings.”




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