New York, January 21, 2021 — Sustainability and technology leader Ann Rosenberg has joined Wood, the global consulting and engineering company, as Senior Vice President of Sustainable Development, to further strengthen the company’s leadership position in environmental, social, and corporate sustainability and technology.
Wood is focused on creating innovative solutions that will deliver a greener and more resilient world and help clients navigate the challenges of the global energy transition and the urgent need for sustainable infrastructure. Ann Rosenberg joins the company to accelerate delivery of this important strategic mission. Her innovative partnership approach and global issue leadership, will bring tangible long-term benefits to Wood’s clients.
In 2020, Ann co-founded and launched the SDG Ambition, in partnership with the United Nations Global Compact, an initiative that challenges and supports companies to transform how they operate their businesses in order to deliver on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and strengthen their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance.
“Ann’s vision, leadership, and expertise will uniquely position Wood to deliver solutions that help our clients achieve their ESG goals and accelerate the transition to a more sustainable future,” said Joe Sczurko, Executive President of Wood’s Consulting business.
“The world is facing unprecedented challenges to create thriving and better-connected cities, develop sustainable energy models, and protect our natural environments. Ann’s wealth of experience and passion for powering innovation will enable us to advance climate resilience, support the global energy transition journey, and create valued partnerships. With her extensive ESG network covering financial and governmental stakeholders, Ann is a unique and fantastic asset and I’m delighted to welcome her to Wood.“
Commenting on her new role, Ann Rosenberg added, “Wood is committed to having a positive environmental and social impact, and I am thrilled to join the team. We are creating solutions that can help address barriers to speed and scale of achieving sustainable development goals. I’m really excited about the opportunity to help companies re-define and re-think how they operate to mitigate the impact of climate change, while at the same time responding to growing demand for energy and resilient infrastructure.”
In addition to supporting clients’ sustainability objectives and ESG programs, Wood has also been defining its own sustainability goals, including setting emission reduction targets that align to global carbon ambitions. In 2020, Wood committed to reduce global scope 1 & 2 emissions by 40% by 2030. To help achieve this, Wood has strengthened its global sustainability team with the appointment of Anne Williamson as Vice President in its Consulting business.
Anne Williamson previously served as a client account manager and regional sector leader within Wood’s Americas business. She brings more than 30 years of experience in industry and consulting with a strong background in environmental strategies, sustainability, and project development.