Dr Dominic Hogg, the chairman of Eunomia, has stepped aside after almost twenty years with the company. He has been replaced by Joe Papineschi who has worked alongside Dr Hogg as a Director of Eunomia since 2002, most recently leading Eunomia’s commercial development. Mike Brown will continue as Managing Director of the company.
Dr Hogg founded Eunomia in 2001 with the overall objective of building a consultancy focused on improving the environment and helping to shape a greener economy. Eunomia’s aim was to achieve this by working closely with clients to ensure that those who actively wanted to make the right sort of change would not be at a disadvantage to those who didn’t.
These are values that remain at the core of the business to this day. The company now employs over 100 people with offices in Bristol, London, Manchester, Brussels, Athens, New York and Auckland.
Dr Hogg said: “I’m really proud of what we have achieved over the last twenty years. We set out to be at the cutting edge of ways to address environmental challenges. There seems to be an immutable law of environmental problems in that they almost always turn out to be worse than originally thought. What was considered radical thinking in the past looks inadequate today, and so there is still a huge amount more to be done.”
“Eunomia remains true to the values it was originally founded upon and I know that I’m handing it on to people who are as passionate about that as I am. In the coming months I will be helping to ensure a smooth handover of my responsibilities, and of existing projects and clients. Then I’m looking forward to spending more time supporting my wife in her work, as well as spending time on those issues I care most passionately about.”
Today, Eunomia is one of Europe’s leading environmental consultancies having been the lead advisor for the European Commission throughout the development of the legislative component of its Circular Economy Package and supporting the development of the EU’s first ever Plastics Strategy in 2018, followed by the Single Use Plastics Directive, adopted in 2019.
Although best known for its work on waste policy and operations, having worked with over 300 cities and local authorities in the UK and internationally, the company is now active in supporting governments, municipalities and businesses in developing their strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, address biodiversity loss and degradation of the natural environment, and reduce the quantity of plastics flowing into rivers and oceans.
As an independent, evidence-based consultancy, Eunomia has become a trusted advisor to clients from large corporate brands such as Coca-Cola and ALDI and to global NGOs such as WWF and Greenpeace.
Joe Papineschi, Eunomia Chairperson, and Mike Brown, Managing Director, said: “We’d like to thank Dom for his incredible work at Eunomia over nearly two decades. His remarkable impact and influence extend far beyond the UK to government policy in dozens of countries and to the strategies of some of the world’s biggest corporations, and it has been a privilege to work alongside him.”
“Dom leaves us in great shape, and we are really confident about the future of the company. Despite the current economic challenges, the company is in its strongest ever financial position and we are pleased to say that we have recently appointed 17 new staff who will be joining the company over the coming months. We have a fantastic team of consultants with a deep well of knowledge and expertise who will allow us to remain at the cutting edge of addressing the environmental challenges facing the world, while holding true to Eunomia’s values now and into the future.”