RPS appoints respected global director of ESG and sustainability to lead sustainability strategy

01 Sep 2021

RPS’ purpose is to create shared value by solving problems that matter to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. This is backed up by proven ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) credentials and a proud legacy of over 50 years' strong environmental and social engagement with clients.

To build on the good work we already do for our clients, RPS has appointed UK-based Matt Farnsworth as Global Director of ESG and Sustainability, a newly created role. Matt is a seasoned sustainability advocate with over 20 years' client facing, professional services, government, and industry experience in the UK and internationally, including six years at RPS within Consulting – UK & Ireland.

Commenting on the appointment, John Douglas, CEO of RPS, said: “RPS has an important role to play in delivering a more sustainable future and we do excellent work for our clients in this space. Matt’s appointment is an important strategic hire that is part of a pragmatic plan to build on the good work we already do by looking internally to define and deliver our own ESG strategy. His expertise in developing, engaging, and leading transformational sustainability and ESG programmes in-house and for clients means he will bring invaluable insight to the role as we accelerate this important agenda. I am delighted to have him on board.”

Matt starts in post on 1 September 2021. Working in partnership with key stakeholders and teams across the business, Matt will develop and advocate for RPS’ global sustainability strategy, to progress RPS’ environmental, social and governance performance and reporting. Matt Farnsworth added: “Sustainability is central to our business; our customers and stakeholders and I have never seen so much opportunity and ambition for positive change. I am very excited by the potential that lies ahead as we help deliver shared value as the world economy decarbonises and to inspire others to make sustainable changes a priority at this pivotal time.”

About RPS

Founded in 1970, RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,000 consultants and service providers. Operating in 125 countries, working across six continents we define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.

RPS delivers a broad range of services in six sectors: property, energy, transport, water, defence and government services and resources. Services provided across RPS' six sectors cover twelve service clusters: project and program management, design and development, water services, environment, advisory and management consulting, exploration and development, planning and approvals, heath, safety and risk, oceans and coastal, laboratories, training and communications, creative and digital services.

RPS stands out for its clients by using its deep expertise to solve problems that matter, making them easy to understand. Making complex easy.

RPS' London Stock Exchange ticker is RPS.L. For further information, please visit www.rpsgroup.com.

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