Nadia Karagianni joins Planet First as sustainability consultant

Planet First, the creator and custodian of The Planet Mark™ sustainability certification programme, has bolstered its carbon management team by appointing Nadia Karagianni as sustainability consultant.

Nadia, who’s appointment is effective immediately, brings over eight years experience in carbon and energy management consulting. She takes over responsibility for managing The Planet Mark™ Certifications, including all client relation activities. She will report to Andrew Prosser, acting head of Certification at Planet First.

Commenting on her new role, Nadia said: “I am excited to join the Planet First team and help guide clients through achieving and retaining The Planet Mark™ Certification. Reducing carbon should not only be seen as the socially responsible thing to do but also as a business best practice. The Planet Mark™ is an excellent way for companies to systematically measure and manage their carbon emissions and demonstrate their sustainability credentials to their customers, employees stakeholders and supply chains. I look forward to helping grow this community of best practice.”

Steve Malkin, CEO of Planet First, added: “We are delighted Nadia is joining Planet First. She brings with her a wealth of experience in carbon and energy management and client relations at both strategic and operational level and is an excellent addition to the team.”

Before joining Planet First, Nadia worked at consultancies ABS and Allied Project Consultants, which specialised in carbon and energy management for estate owners, helping them reduce operational costs, comply with environmental legislation and demonstrate corporate social responsibility. Clients she previously worked with include Imperial College Healthcare NHS, Imperial College London, Climate Change Capital and Toyota GB.

Nadia managed a number of projects that were shortlisted for the prestigious CIBSE Low Carbon Awards and her team won CIBSE’s 2011 Low Carbon Performance Award – Training for Building Performance.

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