Associate Principal Consultant - Sustainability

Vishnu Sankar Karanayil

Vishnu is part of our team offering Sustainability Services, and works closely with our clients in developing Net Zero transitioning strategies and managing climate risks.

He has over 8 years of industry and consulting experience in the sustainability and ESG space, working with clients from different sectors and countries. Having worked on climate-related strategy and reporting with FTSE100 clients from the Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Technology and Retail sectors, Vishnu brings a global and multi-sectoral experience to our team.


Climate and Net Zero strategy, TCFD reporting, Climate scenario modelling and analysis, Project management

About Vishnu

Vishnu started his career in sustainability in 2015, with a large private bank in India. He has since worked in the industry, academia and from 2019 as a climate-risk consultant. As a consultant, he started specialising in climate-risk analysis and developing strategies for clients from early 2020.

He has worked with major companies like Shell, Diageo, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis Partnership, Chanel and Compass Group among others to develop their climate strategy and report in like with the TCFD recommendations.

Vishnu is passionate about creating solutions that enable companies to grow and add value sustainably in a transitioning economy, and considers this the biggest global challenge of the decade.



  • Climate Risk and Strategy Manager at KPMG
  • TCFD Consultant at Spaanda Consulting
  • Responsible Banking Manager at YES BANK, India


  • University of Cambridge – MPhil (Dept. of Engineering), Sustainable Development
  • National Institute of Industrial Engineering (Mumbai, India) – MBA
  • Dr, MGR University (Chennai, India) – Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology

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