Having developed extensive experience within sustainable development, both at Airbus and as Managing Director of the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), Fonta now runs his own consulting firm in order to help companies and organisations in setting-up their sustainability strategies, improvement plans, and associated partnerships to properly answer their stakeholders’ expectations.

I started my career in the cement sector when I joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in 2011 in order to manage the destiny of one of its flagship projects, the CSI.As an aeronautic engineer, I had very little knowledge about the sector, but I rapidly learned about the basics of cement and cement manufacture, particularly through training at the European Cement Research Academy (ECRA).What is your proudest career achievement?

This question is difficult to answer for someone like me with sustainability at heart. Sustainability is a journey, not a destination: everyone should be humble with regards their own achievements, as more always needs to be done and should be done. In this spirit of collaboration, I am however proud to have extended CSI membership opportunities to countries where the initiative had no members, such as Turkey, Lebanon, Guatemala, as well as to smaller companies that could learn from the larger more-advanced groups.

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