LONDON — Strategic communications consultancy Maitland/AMO has hired Ryan Kisiel as head of Sustain, the firm’s dedicated sustainability practice.

Kisiel joins from HSBC, where he helped to launch the bank’s global net zero commitments and led on sustainable finance media relations, working with corporate clients. He previously worked at the Department for Work and Pensions and was a news reporter for the Daily Mail for more than seven years.

Maitland/AMO chief executive Neil Bennett said: “Ryan has the perfect mix of skills and experience for our growing Sustain practice. He has a strong media background but has also been front and centre over many years of the corporate world’s ambitions to become more sustainable.”

Kisiel added: “Maitland/AMO was an early mover in creating a dedicated sustainability practice and I have been enthusiastically watching it grow. I’m hugely impressed by the work it is doing to support firms in their transition to net zero and with transparent ESG reporting, and I look forward to building on this in the years ahead.”

Sustain was launched in 2018 and is now one of Maitland/AMO’s fastest growing practice areas, offering ESG report drafting, sustainability consultancy and materiality assessments for clients from sectors including financial services and retail. It has also recently won a new mandate for UK environmental and social consultancy and net zero certification body Planet Mark.

The organisation’s CEO, Steve Malkin, said: “Sustain has done some excellent work for us since we launched our Zero Carbon Tour running up to COP26, offering us major new media platforms from which to champion cutting carbon emissions amongst UK businesses. We are excited about our future collaboration beyond our many engagements at COP26 in Glasgow and building on this early success.”