All our team members have been personally trained by former US Vice President Al Gore in communicating the reality of climate change. At the moment we have a team of two, and growing. We also have plenty of brilliant-minded associates and can tailor a team to whatever your needs might be.
Raoul Empey, Principal Consultant BA BAI, MSc, CEng MIEI, CEM-I
Raoul became a Climate Reality Leader in 2015 at a training in Miami by former US Vice President Al Gore. He is also a Certified Energy Manager with the Association of Energy Engineers (CEM) and a Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland (CEng) with a background in the construction industry. He started out as a consulting civil and structural engineer in London before travelling the world and then settling down in Co. Wicklow.
But he doesn’t just collect letters after his name. He has been an energy advisor on the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) panels for its public sector and industry programmes since 2012. He mentors some of Bord Bia’s clients on writing sustainability plans under its Origin Green programme, and is a contributor to the International Organization for Standardization’s Net Zero Guiding Principles due to be launched at COP27 in Egypt this November (ISO IWA 42). And he works with a whole raft of private sector clients ranging from large enterprises with multinational presences to newly sprung microenterprises setting out on their journey.
The bit he enjoys most is engaging with people, be they chief executives, energy managers or marketing teams. He doesn’t really mind as long as they show an interest in sustainability. Raoul has assisted numerous large and small organisations realise valuable energy cost savings through energy management training and energy audits. And when not doing sustainability, Raoul enjoys performing with his cellist and songwriting wife, Vyvienne Long (but don’t ask him to play piano… the last gig was probably a year ago).
Fergal O’Brien, Consultant BA (Hons.) MBA
Fergal is a results-driven commercial consultant with over 15 years’ sustainability, technology and media experience in international locations. Fergal is motivated by how technology and innovation combine to create value for businesses and consumers alike. He has a strong general manager track record with extensive experience in sustainability, technology and marketing focusing on CSR, analytics, business strategy, relationship management and digital solutions. Fergal’s focus at Sustineo is carbon advisory, account management and business development.
Philip Beck, Consultant BA BAI, MSc
Philip is an innovative leader & manager with over 25 years experience in senior roles in the sustainability, telecommunications and software engineering industries. Excellent experience of strategic and operational management, project management, product management, technical marketing, technical sales support, building high-performance teams and organisations, working closely with senior management teams and boards of directors, leading and developing multi-disciplinary teams and establishing admirable relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Lifelong interest in all aspects of sustainability, renewable energy & energy efficiency and a passion for organic gardening. Strong advocate of renewable energy & energy efficiency for their beneficial effects on climate change, energy security, and economic development. Natural Capital Facilitator approved by Irish Forest Service. Educated to Masters level in sustainable development & engineering. Member of Engineers Ireland, Irish Green Building Council, Institute of International and European Affairs.