Managing Director, Sustainability Services, Asia Pacific Region
Peter Lacy leads Accenture’s Sustainability Services business in Asia Pacific. Based in Shanghai, he is a member of Accenture’s Management Consulting leadership team for the region. Peter has worked for over a decade with the top management of leading companies, the UN, EU and governments on sustainability, climate change and resource efficiency – helping organisations shift from strategy to execution and align with value creation.
He is a board member of Nottingham University Business School, Cranfield School of Management Doughty Centre, Ethical Corporation and an editorial advisory board member of the Corporate Governance Journal. He has previously served on advisory boards for the UK Minister for Trade & Industry and the European Commission on sustainability.
Until 2012, Peter led Accenture Sustainability Services in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Latin America. Before that Peter’s career spanned strategy consulting and sustainability with McKinsey & Co, Andersen Consulting and the Academy of Business in Society.
He has twice led a study on CEO attitudes to sustainability for the United Nations – conducted every 3 years – in 2007 and 2010.
Peter writes and speaks on sustainability, resource efficiency and climate change and has regularly appeared in the Financial Times, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, The Times, The Guardian, The Economist, Independent and CNBC.
Peter is a fellow at Oxford University Smith School of Enterprise and Environment. He is an alumnus of the INSEAD Executive Programme; the University of Cambridge Business and Environment Programme; Oxford University’s Business Economics Programme; and the University of Nottingham.
In 2010 Peter was voted a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He is lead advisor to WEF’s Resource Efficiency & Sustainable Consumption project, and its YGL New Business Models Taskforce.