Quentin Fouesnant
VP Sales – Zuno Carbon
Quentin's introduction

Passionate about sustainability and technology, I have spent the last 10 years working in the energy, tech and sustainability sectors. I am VP of Sales at Zuno Carbon, a climate-tech providing end to end carbon management and ESG reporting solutions.

What brought you to sustainability?

I started my career in the energy sector at a time when sustainability was taking centre stage. Power generation being a massive contributor to GHG emissions, we had to transition to renewable energy and greener solutions. This is what really started my journey and then I worked on energy efficiency and today on broader ESG issues with Zuno Carbon.

Which sustainable actions are you in charge of or have you implemented in your organisation?

Our organization is built around sustainability.

As an entity, while we have a relatively low impact compared to other sectors, we are hosting our platform on a cloud provider using renewable energy. All our employees are adopting sustainable habits such as using public transportation, using re-usable containers at lunch or participating in community initiatives.

We also have a strong impact with the organizations we work with since our core business is to help them progress on their sustainability journey. We have the knowledge and technology to implement decarbonisation strategies with them.

Which challenges did you meet and how did you overcome them?

There are a couple of key challenges I have observed while working with our customers.

  • Lack of in-house expertise on ESG matters: some people suddenly become in charge of sustainability with little to no prior experience on the topic. They often feel overwhelmed and require guidance on how to get started.
  • Very competitive market to hire sustainability professionals: there is a very high demand for ESG talent in Singapore and the wider APAC market. While there is a fair amount of professionals with less than 5 year’s experience, it is quite challenging to find more senior experts.
  • Lack of proper processes and tools to manage large amounts of ESG data: this is where it gets messy for a lot of companies. Especially for mid to large organisations, there is a huge amount of data involved and the lack of tools to properly collect the data prevents standardization, traceability and accuracy.
What are you most proud of?

Our team and work ethic. There are a lot of climate tech companies out there, the team and the culture is really what made me decided that this the best place to do meaningful work.

What would be your top 3 pieces of advice to the Matcha Initiative users?
  • Be curious, there is a lot to learn about ESG and the best practices
  • Seek help when you feel you don't have enough expertise on a topic
  • Be ambitious and inspire your colleagues to do more
In which field could you help The Matcha Initiative users?
  • Kick Start Help
  • Best Practices sharing
  • Experience Sharing
  • Expertise Sharing
  • Sustainability Career Advisor
  • Sustainability & ESG Training
Please describe how you could help The Matcha Initiative users?

I am always willing to share my knowledge and experience around sustainability. I have designed and run sustainability courses to build capacities in companies that do not have in-house expertise. Being very close to the start-up scene, I can also recommend innovative solutions to tackle climate change.

Quentin's main sustainability skills/fields

Carbon Footprint, Sustainability Reporting, ESG Strategy

Quentin kindly accepts to answer your questions.

If you need additional insights, you can send him a message.