Josh Matthews

Practice Leader

Josh Matthews is a Practice Leader at HFS, based in Cambridge, UK. Josh leads HFS’s coverage of sustainability and the energy and utilities industries, built on academic and industry expertise across chemical engineering, management, and sustainability. Josh also focuses on supply chain, the TMT (telecom, media, and technology) industry, and the HFS Triple-A Trifecta of automation, analytics, and AI segments. Other subjects of interest and coverage include quantum computing and diversity and inclusion (D&I). Previously, he has covered the internet of things (IoT) and manufacturing.

Currently, Josh is completing a substantial enterprise sustainability study, the findings of which he will be presenting at COP26, the UN climate summit, in Glasgow this November.

Josh is a former City Councillor in Cambridge, where he held the opposition portfolio for Climate Change, the Environment, and the City Center.

Josh graduated from an Engineering and Management master’s program at Cambridge University. His research tackled operational and environmental improvements in industry, and the implementation and management of sustainable initiatives. On behalf of the university, Josh worked on consulting projects at Unilever, as well as SMEs in the tech and marketing spaces.

Josh had previously graduated from Loughborough University with a first-class master’s in Chemical Engineering. Over the course of this degree, he worked in the energy industry, and was a visiting researcher at UC Santa Barbara, publishing designs and analysis of low-CO2 hydrogen production in the Chemical Engineering and Technology journal.

Content By Josh Matthews

Point of View

Make sustainability about outcomes and global context

It’s code red, but in climate terms, we knew that. Business and political leaders must change their approach to sustainability.

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Point of View

Focus on business outcomes marks HFS Hot Vendors

Whether talking to analysts, customers, or investors, up-and-coming service and tech providers must focus on business outcomes.

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Point of View

Develop a hyper-personalized employee experience

Everyone’s ideal work-life balance and working from home experience is different.

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Highlight Report

Sustainability relies on combining partner ecosystems with technology and services

Enterprises and providers must combine tech, services, and ecosystems to reach net-zero and broader sustainability goals.

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Highlight Report

Syniti’s Data Jumpstart shows that data confidence means business confidence

Confidence in your underlying data means improved confidence in the business.

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Point of View

Define your ERP transformation objectives and keep them time-bound

Infosys and Thales DIS are fast approaching a single global Oracle system for distributed operations.

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Highlight Report

Move on from manual sustainability: integrate carbon accounting and reporting

Sustainability teams have better things to worry about than spreadsheets and manual data gathering.

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Data Viewpoint

Sustainability has broken into the top of enterprise priority lists

Master your data, plan your route to decarbonization, and improve your CSR on all fronts.

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