Defining Sustainability Strategy and Roadmap

At dss+ we’ll meet you wherever you are on your sustainability journey, whether you’re looking to manage risk, optimise your approach, integrate it into performance, or be impact-driven. We’ll support you in identifying the material ESG issues for you, building a strategy framework, defining KPIs, targets and a roadmap to achieve them.  We’ll work with you to ensure this is grounded in an understanding of your stakeholder expectations, business processes and culture. 

By leveraging academic insights and combining them with our strategic expertise, we deliver pragmatic end-to-end solutions pertaining to how best you can integrate sustainability into your business. 

Making sustainability count for your business

We will work hand-in-hand with you to define a sustainability strategy and an operational roadmap to get there, informed by the market and industry and your stakeholder expectations. We’ll support you every step of the way on your journey.

Sustainable strategies, target setting and operational roadmaps
We can help you identify your material issues, develop tangible sustainability strategies (including achieving B-Corp certification), net zero roadmaps and the financing mechanisms to deliver lasting value and impact across the value chain.

Corporate governance and operating models
We help boards to integrate sustainability at the board level, set the right operating model and organisational structures to deliver your ESG and sustainability strategies.

Impact measurement, management, and communication
We deliver pragmatic, accurate and decision-useful metrics, identifying impact pathways, metrics & management plans that meet your strategic objectives.

ESG reporting and disclosures
We advise you on the corporate ESG KPIs and disclosures that meet different regulatory requirements that matter most to your investors and key stakeholders. We may help you report according to GRI, SASB, Framework, TCFD, EU Taxonomy, NFRD etc.

How we create sustainability strategies and roadmaps

Case studies

We’ve developed industry best practices and created many of our own proprietary solutions to get our clients to the cutting edge – and keep them there.

Meet the team

Explore the background and specialties of the experts who’ll be working with you. 

Melissa Barrett
Managing Director, Corporate Impact & Practices
Senior advisor with a focus on strategic sustainability transformation and innovation, helping organisations leverage their assets, capabilities and potential to deliver commercial, social and sustainable impact.
Tina Passalari
Global Lead ESG and Sustainable Strategies
Tina has 25 years of experience in sustainability and management consulting, including business performance, governance, risk and compliance services. She specializes in working with corporates on integrating sustainability in their business models.
Oliver Gawad
Middle East & Africa Director: Chemicals, Sustainability & Economic Impact
With 20+ years of management consulting in chemicals, manufacturing and public sector, Oliver is supporting clients designing and implementing sustainability strategies as well as mastering required transformational changes in organizations for long-term success.
Caroline Heinz
Manager, Sustainability Strategy and Policy
Manager with expertise in a range of corporate sustainability topics including ESG strategies & sustainable finance, circular economy, sustainable product policy, climate change, environmental compliance, energy & climate governance, advising clients on BCorp certification, and overall alignment of corporate strategies with the EU policy environment.
Dimitris Apostolidis
Dimitris has 20+ years of professional experience in management consulting, sustainability, enterprise risk, and internal audit. He specializes in advising corporations on the integration of sustainability into their business models, sustainability/ESG internal controls inclusive of strategy and policy, maturity assessment, ESG reporting, enterprise risk assessment, materiality analysis, ESG assurance, and Due Diligence. He has been involved in a variety of projects for different clients in the private and public sectors in Europe and worldwide. Client sector experience includes Energy and Natural Resources, Power & Utilities, Banking & Financial Services, Food and Beverage, Telecommunications and Technology, Shipping, Industrial/ Manufacturing, Airport Operators, Real Estate, Construction and Renewable Energy, and Healthcare – Pharmaceutical and Textiles.
Gaurav Mahindru
Senior Manager, ESG Services
Gaurav has over 14 years of experience across the environmental and social sectors. He is GRI certified and has supported several companies, governments, and multilateral agencies across Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan, India, Turkey, and Sri Lanka. He has helped clients develop their ESG strategy, design organizational structure, circular economy, sustainable finance (Responsible Investment), GHG emissions inventory, climate change strategy, ethical supply chain, HSE assessments, and sustainability disclosure for stakeholders (including investors and shareholders). In addition, he has performed ESG due diligence reviews for several PE, asset managers, banks, and insurance companies and has led over 35 sustainability assurance and advisory engagements. 
Evan Bruner
ESG & Sustainability Senior Manager
Evan brings a decade of sustainability experience covering topics ranging from sustainable packaging, certification, sustainable finance, supply chain efficiency and carbon markets and working in numerous roles supporting financial institutions, large corporations, and industry in pursuing sustainability goals and commitments.