Mark Watson joins Teneo as Asia Pacific leader of ESG Advisory

14 September 2022 2 min. read
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Global management consulting firm Teneo has appointed Mark Watson as its leader for ESG Advisory across Asia Pacific.

“Mark’s appointment represents a significant development in our ESG advisory capabilities in the Asia Pacific region,” said Gaby Sulzberger, the chair of Teneo’s worldwide ESG Advisory practice.

The practice serves its clients from the firm’s 40 offices around the world, with Watson now taking the lead for ESG Advisory engagements and services provided from the Asia Pacific offices in Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne.

Mark Watson, Teneo

“I’m excited to take on the role and support Teneo’s clients with delivering on their ESG-related pledges even as geopolitical, macroeconomic and climate factors pose unprecedented challenges to business models and operational approaches,” said Watson.

Watson joined Teneo from John Swire & Sons, the holding company for the Swire Group, where he led ESG strategy. He has also held roles as Head of Environmental Affairs at Cathay Pacific; Head of Corporate Environmental Affairs at SBAC; and Policy Advisor at the Energy Retail Association.

Leveraging his 25 years of experience in sustainability, Watson specialises in providing strategic counsel to boards on ESG strategy, performance, disclosure and communications. He has advised a range of companies on sustainability issues covering material environmental risks such as climate change, water, energy, and waste; social challenges; external ESG investor ratings and performance; and green finance initiatives.

“Mark’s extensive experience will be invaluable to our client base in the region and globally,” said Sulzberger.

Founded in 2011, Teneo has more than 1,500 employees worldwide. The firm works with major listed groups, corporations, mid-sized companies, financial institutions, and government organisations.

Alongside ESG services, Teneo also helps clients with strategic communications, investor relations, financial transactions, restructuring, management consulting, cyber risk, organisational design, board and executive search, geopolitics and government affairs, and corporate governance.