Joss has 16 years’ experience in sustainability consultancy combined with 5 years with WWF. He combines technical knowledge with passion and a track record of innovation. Joss leads Terrafiniti’s strategic services and their thought leadership & innovation initiative, Towards 9 Billion.

He pioneered a range of innovations in the business case for sustainability and sustainability and corporate strategy. He conceived, built and lead WWF International’s One Planet Leaders Programme from 2005-2010 and was a driving force in Elopak’s groundbreaking Futureproof 2020 Strategy.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, a Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar and Member of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS).

Joss is a member of the Board of Cass Business School’s Masters Programme and Judge of the Edie Sustainable Leadership Awards.

Joss is a contributor to high profile innovation, technology and thought leadership and has been published and featured on Fast CoExist, Sustainable Brands, Guardian Sustainable Business, Green Conduct, 2degrees, the Financial Times, Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series (TSSS) and the Huffington Post.
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Articles by Joss

So you want a career in sustainability?

Turning a passion into a profession

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I receive frequent inquiries from existing and new contacts asking for advice on how to enter the world of sustainability and sustainability consulting. I always do my best to help, though sometimes whilst also wondering whether I could have found a silver bullet to smooth my career, or deliver the security and progress which some professions naturally have.

Unfortunately, of course, no such silver bullet exists for me or for anyone else. Whilst sustainability has many of the characteristics of a professional career, as yet it lacks the structure and progression you find in most, more “mature professions”.

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What’s state of the art in sustainability reporting?

Getting-the-message-outRewarding the best of the best at the CRRA Awards gives an inkling on sustainability reporting in 2014.

For the last three years my firm (Terrafiniti) has had the distinct pleasure of supporting’s annual CR Reporting Awards (CRRA 15), the unique global, non-financial reporting accolades.

Our role has been to support shortlisting; reading and scoring all awards entries, which gives a fantastic snapshot of current practice in reporting across the world. This year (2014, for the 2015 Awards), the CRRA had a record number of entries, with around 100 organisations submitting reports.

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