We are experts in sustainability
strategy, finance, policy, innovation
Our team draws on two decades of experience across the public, private and NGO sectors. We are thinkers and doers, problem-solvers and pragmatists, challengers and activators. We're passionate about sustainability and we know how to make it work - for businesses, for investors, for communities, for all of us.
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Aideen has a background in environmental science and has pioneered national programmes to activate policy and organisational change. She developed the Sustainable Energy Communities programme, which is now a cornerstone of Irish climate and energy policy.
An expert in sustainable business and climate-innovation, she established Climate-KIC in Ireland and developed The Green Way, Dublin's Cleantech cluster, helping climate-innovation become mainstream for Irish businesses. She also developed the Sustainability Skillnet training network.
She has in-depth knowledge of climate and energy policy and has designed and delivered collaborative programmes to engage schools, citizens, businesses and public sector organisations. Aideen previously worked with Sustainable Nation Ireland, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, Abbott Laboratories, Novartis and Cork County Council.
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An accountant and tax expert by training, Laura pivoted her career to focus on renewable energy and sustainable finance. She has worked with many companies in the sustainable energy sector on international M&A transactions, finance and corporate structures.
A leading expert in her field, she has in-depth knowledge of the global sustainable finance landscape and has used this knowledge to raise awareness and build engagement in Ireland around the jobs and business opportunities linked to this sector.
She speaks, writes and advises on a broad range of sustainable finance topics. Laura previously worked with KPMG, Airtricity, and Sustainable Nation Ireland.
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Karen’s background is in organisational psychology. She has spent her career working with organisations to engage leaders and staff on sustainability.
An expert in communications and behaviour change, she has developed sustainability strategies for major corporations around the world and created the stories that bring those strategies to life for employees, suppliers, and customers. She has in-depth knowledge of reporting frameworks such as the GRI and has advised on and written award-winning sustainability reports.
Karen previously worked in the UK with communications agencies di:ga, Salterbaxter and Corporate Culture, and with the Carbon Trust.
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Orlaith returned to Dublin in 2019 after spending three years working in London with environmental non-profit, CDP and previously worked on policy and public affairs at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.
She has a Masters in Environmental Economics and Policy from Imperial College London and a BA in European Studies from Trinity College Dublin. She currently acts as Executive Coordinator of the Irish Forum on Natural Capital.
Orlaith joined SustainabilityWorks in early 2020 as Sustainability Advisor, supporting across a wide range of projects and sectors.
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Conor joined SustainabilityWorks as a Research Associate in June 2020 after completing a Masters in Renewable Energy and Environmental Finance at the UCD Michael Smurfit Business School. He also holds a BA in Mathematics and BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Trinity College Dublin.
Prior to doing his Masters Conor spent two years working in hospitality in the French Alps and Canadian Fitzsimmons Range where he saw first-hand the effect of climate change on the surrounding glaciers.
Conor supports the SustainabilityWorks team on a range of projects, including our research on financing the energy efficiency retrofit of Ireland's residential sector.
Aideen, Laura and Karen founded SustainabilityWorks in early 2019. We felt there was a need
for a different kind of sustainability consultancy in Ireland - one that brings together financial, business, and communications know-how to create solutions that unlock opportunity and
The world is at a critical juncture in the transition to a low carbon future and the need for climate action has never been greater. We understand the power of sustainability to deliver long-term value for all stakeholders. We believe that sustainability does not need to come at the expense of commercial success, or vice versa. We know that sustainability works –
for businesses, for investors, for communities, for all of us.
Our values guide how we work every day in order to achieve our mission. They are central to everything we do.
We give it out
and expect it back.
We partner and share;
there is no room for ego.
We challenge business
as usual and the status quo.
We aim to be brave,
We are optimistic and
We strive to always do
the highest quality work.
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