Antoine Kunsch

Second Year D.Env. Student

Environmental Science and Engineering


Bio

Antoine is a sustainability consultant who had worked with multiple companies in the US and in France. After graduating with a Master’s degree in Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Antoine worked with a multinational insurance company in Paris, France, on integrating climate change risk into the business model, and measuring its potential economic impact. He also completed a dissertation on the implementation of the concept of Creating Shared Value to the insurance business, with the goal to reconcile economic and social & environmental performance. After relocating to the United States, Antoine was hired by a skin care and cosmetics startup to develop their sustainability strategy including sustainable ingredient sourcing, Life Cycle Assessment of packaging, and supply chain carbon offsets. Always looking how to ‘move the needle’, Antoine focused his work in CSR on creating additional value while reducing the global footprint of a company.

In conjunction with the IoES Corporate Partners Program, Antoine completed a 4-month project on sustainable procurement for BlackRock. Leading a team of UCLA students, he designed a sustainable procurement assessment tool to reinforce the client’s procurement strategy. He developed 34 indicators to measure material sustainability, energy and climate impact, social responsibility, and human and ecosystem health. This tool was designed to be used by non-sustainability professionals to ensure a comprehensive approach of sustainable sourcing at the company level. The indicators were designed following current best practices including LEED v4, third party certifications, and international reporting frameworks. For this project, Antoine used his experience as a sustainability analyst building a tool to assess sustainability performance of suppliers for Generali, a European insurance company, and his consulting experience working on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI 3.1 and 4) of GSK, a pharmaceutical company. Having experience in multiple industries, he designed the tool to be widely applicable even to other sectors and product types.