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Expanding our ESG offering in Europe

Neil Penhall Chief Executive Officer
Neil Penhall

Neil has been with the business since 1995 and is the Chief Executive of SLR Global Limited and a director of a number of its subsidiaries with overall responsibility for the strategic direction and management of the group. Prior to becoming Chief Executive in 2013, Neil was responsible for all international operations outside of the Americas (Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific). In addition to leading and directing the strategic growth, operations and diversification of the business, Neil had previously been Managing Director of the UK business from 2001 to 2009. Neil qualified as a mining engineer and has more than 30 years of experience in international environmental consultancy.

We are pleased to announce Mark Hoff has joined SLR as Financial sector lead and a senior leader of our ESG advisory services offering in Europe. He will be based in SLR’s newly opened Frankfurt office.

Mark brings with him a wealth of experience from leadership roles at prominent sustainability consultancy firms. His timely appointment comes as SLR expands its sustainability and ESG advisory teams, most notably with the acquisition of Corporate Citizenship, one of the largest and longest-standing specialist consulting firms focusing exclusively on sustainability and ESG (see

Mark is a senior business leader in the ESG advisory services industry with more than 20 years in the advisory sector, working with industrial and financial sector clients across their value chains in Europe, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Most recently he has led projects on sustainability strategy, ESG signals, and ratings and disclosure. Mark has supported clients on their sustainability transition journey, developed corporate responsibility and responsible sourcing programmes throughout the battery materials and plastics value chains, and developed tools and capacity building programmes for senior leadership training and post-merger integration.

He will be responsible for SLR’s Financial sector clients and expanding SLR’s activities in continental European markets. His work with clients will focus on why ESG is important, and how it can be integrated into operations. This includes strategic advisory, sustainability culture & change management, transformation to net zero, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and responsible value chain assessments, as well as driving forward digitalisation, reporting & disclosure, and value creation topics.

“We are excited to have Mark onboard with SLR as he will be integral in elevating our existing ESG advisory services to another level.”, commented Alan Edwards, SLR’s Regional Manager for Europe, “Mark will support our clients’ journey in sustainable finance and value creation through ESG, and will address the emerging sustainability challenges throughout the green and digital transition.”

Mark commented “I am excited to be joining SLR’s great team of technical experts, engineers, and advisors, and to be scaling-up the delivery of competitive ESG advisory services that reflect client values, whilst delivering long-term operational benefits and returns.”

“The business landscape will change significantly in the coming years, driven by the sustainability megatrends and technologies that are transforming consumer, investors and companies’ behaviour. I believe SLR is uniquely positioned to play a key role in this transition, with its combination of collaborative approach, sound technical expertise, and strategic advisory.”

For further information on Mark’s appointment or SLR’s ESG services, please get in touch.

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