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Sustainability Heroes with Matteo Baschieri


Matteo Baschieri is a manager within the Finance & Performance team in Consulting and has been with Deloitte for about 6 years.

What does sustainability mean to you?

Sustainability to me is about environmental sustainability, and it means doing my best to live in a way that preserves the world for future generations.

What challenges do you face when trying to be sustainable (lack of time, resources, knowledge etc.)?

I face two main challenges in being sustainable:

1) I like things that are unsustainable, especially travelling and eating meat
2) Information: the more information on sustainability that I get, the more complicated it gets. It's hard to find reliable sources and is easy to feel overwhelmed by the often not consistent information.

What steps do you take to be sustainable in your everyday life?

  • I'm trying to reduce meat, especially beef and lamb;
  • I'm walk, cycing my bike or using public transport as much as possible;
  • I'm turning the heating on in my house less;
  • I think twice before buying new clothes or booking flights. 

Sustainability means doing my best to live in a way that preserves the world for future generations.

What advice would you give to someone who is trying to be more sustainable? 

Concentrate your effort on one step at the time. Once you achieve one goal, then move onto the next.

Is Deloitte helping you be more sustainable? 

Yes they are, with initiatives like the Sustainability Tribe, which is helping me to keep the focus on sustainability topics, advising good sources of information and stimulating constructing discussions. 

Has the Giki app helped you in making more sustainable choices? If yes, how?

Yes, the Giki app has helped by making my choices more data driven and monitorable. By calculating my initial carbon footprint, I was able to visualize where I should concentrate my effort to make the biggest impact.

What are the key learnings you’ve gained from the Giki app? How will you take these with you and continue using in your day-to-day life?

I learned that most of my carbon footprint is made up of flights. So, although it’s good to improve my impact on other sides like food choices and clothes but it’s by reducing flights that I can make the biggest impact.

If you could recommend one step that everyone should take to be more sustainable, what would it be?

Turn the thermostat down & put one more jumper on! 

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