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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Conor joined SustainabilityWorks 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 his Masters Conor spent two years working in hospitality in the French and Canadian ski resorts where he saw first-hand the effect of climate change on the surrounding glaciers.
At SW Conor has worked with a range of clients including Hiberna Reit, SMBC Aviation Capital, and National Vehicle Distribution. He was also involved in SW's SEAI research project on financing the energy efficiency retrofit of Ireland's residential sector.
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Donall joined SustainabilityWorks in October 2021 and specialises in sustainable finance and ESG.
A qualified Associate Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser, he has extensive experience advising on the tax implications of a wide range of corporate transactions and projects, mainly in the financial services, real estate, energy and utility sectors.
Donall previously worked with KPMG and AIB. Since joining the SW team, Donall has worked with clients that include Chartered Accountants Ireland, AIB, Hibernia REIT, the Institute of Banking, Melior Equity Partners, Atlantic Bridge Ventures, Activate Capital and Irish Green Building Council.
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Pauline joined the SustainabilityWorks team in February 2022. She is a former Bord Bia Origin Green Ambassador, and through her work with Sainsburys and Amazon, has excellent, applied knowledge of implementing sustainability in organisations, particularly in the food sector.
Pauline has a passion and expertise for circularity and how to activate sustainability principles in policies and practices. Before taking part in the Origin Green Ambassador programme, Pauline worked with L’Oreal and Irish Distillers.
She holds an MSc in Business Sustainability from UCD Smurfit and an honours degree in Global Business and French from UCD.
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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