Philipp Rosenthal joins sustainability firm Anthesis in Germany

06 November 2019 2 min. read
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Sustainability consultancy Anthesis has bolstered its German team with Philipp Rosenthal. 

Rosenthal, who has been appointed an Associate Director, joined from EY in the Middle East, where he latterly served as a Manager in the firm’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services team. At the Big Four firm, he helped a range of private sectors clients and governments in the MENA region with advancing the sustainability agenda, providing offerings including climate change policy development, renewable energy strategy, energy efficiency planning, sustainability transformations as well as business & human rights.

Before that, Rosenthal worked three years in Germany on sustainability topics, after graduating from the University of Applied Sciences of Trier, Germany. As co-founder of Project 189, he was a finalist for the global Nelson Mandela Walk Together Prize, and in recognition of his contributions to freedom, peace and humanity, he scooped the Japanese Ritsumeikan Award Gold in 2013.

Philipp Rosenthal joins sustainability firm Anthesis in GermanyCommenting on the addition, Frank Schmidt, Managing Director of Anthesis in Germany, said, “We’re very pleased to welcome Philipp to our team in Germany, expanding our capabilities in the region. Philipp will be an asset to the wider business, and we’re excited to utilise his knowledge of the sustainability agenda in the Middle East and Africa.”

Based in Frankfurt, Anthesis’ German team specialises in sustainability, environment, health & safety (EHS) and environmental, social & governance (ESG) services at a strategic and operational level. Rosenthal himself will provide sustainability and circular economy consulting with particular emphasis on sustainability strategy and reporting, carbon emission mitigation, energy management and human rights consultancy. He will also be responsible for carrying out research, engaging with stakeholders and consulting businesses, government, international NGOs and institutions.

“I’m delighted to be joining Anthesis and strengthening their sustainability expertise in Germany. I look forward to being able to work both locally and globally with the sustainability teams,” said Rosenthal.

Founded in 2013, Anthesis has in recent years grown strongly, lifted by an active buy-and-build strategy (14 deals have been closed since inception). The company currently has a team of around 450 consultants and staff (led by CEO Stuart McLachlan) based in 15 countries, including the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Finland and the US.

Rosenthal: “Anthesis is the leader in building organisational resilience to climate change.”