The big four firm wants to lead the way on climate and sustainability.
Deloitte recruits emissions team
Deloitte Australia has launched Deloitte Emissions Solutions with the appointment of three new partners and the goal of offering market-leading expertise in the field.
The recruits – Marni Oaten, Suren Thurairajah and Joe Corvetti – join Deloitte’s climate and sustainability practice and bring experience in carbon advisory services along with a portfolio of emissions-negative technologies and projects.
Deloitte Australia chief executive Adam Powick said the firm wanted to move the climate conversation from one of cost to opportunity.
“We now want to be at the forefront of driving technological innovation to help position Australian organisations and industries as global leaders in climate action,” he said.
“It’s time to move beyond words and intentions and to work collectively on bold, innovative and tangible climate outcomes.”
The emissions group would take new technologies to market and accelerate the time it takes to deliver large-scale emissions solutions for clients.
Proposed areas of focus include low-cost wind energy, ocean carbon sequestration and hydrogen remote area power.
Ms Oaten said the team had developed a go-to-market model to bring portfolios or single technology options quickly to industry, with partners as sponsors accelerating demonstration projects.
“We are excited to share our deep technical industry experience to initiate complex collaborations with industry partners, investors and technology providers to deliver large-scale projects aligned to our mission to reduce emissions,” Ms Oaten said.
Deloitte climate and sustainability executive leader David McCarthy said climate change would define our time.
“We are unambiguous in our mission to be the leading climate and sustainability adviser to Australia’s most important organisations as they will lead this change,” Mr McCarthy said.
“The organisations that will reap the rewards of this $680 billion opportunity will be the ones who embrace cutting edge, innovative solutions to complex challenges and that is why this transaction is so important for our clients and our team.”