Who We Are


Joanna Sullivan – Founder and Owner of Conscience Consulting

Joanna Sullivan

Joanna has over 20 years' experience in EU policymaking and issues communication, and is a specialist in global sustainability challenges. Since 2008 Joanna has advised many diverse clients, from global corporations, to international non-governmental organisations, UN agencies, EU business federations and the European Commission. For 10 years Joanna worked for two prominent European NGOs as Director of Communications where she developed expertise in public health, consumer affairs, climate change, sustainable food and agriculture, trade and development issues. Previously Joanna worked in the European Parliament and in the food industry, in London and Brussels, gaining deep understanding of stakeholder relations. Joanna is British, was educated at Cardiff, Nice and Open Universities and speaks French and Spanish.

Conscience Consulting builds a unique team for each client project from among our extensive networks.

Our network

Conscience is a founding partner of a global network of sustainable development consultancies led by some of the most prominent sustainability thinkers and advisors, professionals who have worked at the highest levels of the multinational business, government and NGO sectors.

What we believe

In a global marketplace, as population and consumption levels increase, businesses will need to transform themselves into more sustainable, efficient and responsible organisations. This is as much about smart business strategy as environmental outcome.

To understand how sustainability and climate risks affects any business requires access to the very best advice from those with a breadth and depth of professional expertise drawn from science, business, policy, communications, law, and environment.

Only by understanding the connectedness between the actions required to achieve more sustainable practice can any business effectively position itself for the future.

We care about

  • The environment - To protect natural resources and reduce climate change
  • Entrepreneurship - To foster dynamic and flexible pathways
  • Empowerment - To enable and engage people to participate
  • Equity - To think global and bring change to the local

We value what we know and how we think

What we value

  • Insight through intelligence and integrity
  • Policy expertise through issue understanding and an ethical approach
  • Stakeholder perspective through strategic thinking and a holistic approach