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Anthesis Group acquires SecondNature Partnership

12 May 2014

Anthesis Group, the global sustainability consultancy, has announced that it has acquired SecondNature.

This is the fourth sustainability consultancy that Anthesis has acquired in less than a year, taking the group to more than 100 consultants in seven countries.

Anthesis, founded in 2013 by a team led by former WSP Group CFO Malcolm Paul and former Managing Director of WSP’s Environmental Consulting business, Stuart McLachlan, is growing rapidly. The group aims to be the leading global sustainability specialist helping governments and businesses prosper from becoming more sustainable.

The acquisition of SecondNature, whose team has a strong reputation advising clients including Network Rail, Tesco, ArjoWiggins, Ofgem, Sindicatum, Barclays, Thames Water, GDF Suez, BG Group and Sinopoly, boosts Anthesis' strategic capability.

Stuart McLachlan, Chief Executive Officer of Anthesis said:  “We are delighted to welcome SecondNature into the Anthesis Group. This is a critical acquisition for us, as it strengthens our London presence and supports our rapidly growing international value proposition with a team who have a strong reputation for their work in the UK and globally.”

Charles Perry, previous Partner and Co-founder of SecondNature commented: “Anthesis and SecondNature share the same aim - to make sustainability second nature and to help organisations flourish from behaving in a socially and environmentally responsible fashion. As such, we are very excited to be joining Anthesis and will use our expertise to assist more clients internationally. We have long championed the benefits of the ‘triple bottom line’ and clients are often surprised by how sustainability delivers significant cost and profit benefits, as well as building brand profile and reputation. As the economy continues to recover and scrutiny of corporate and government behaviour gathers pace, we know sustainable growth will be paramount.”


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