Dr. Charles Ehrhart

Partner, Climate Change, Decarbonisation & Sustainability Lead

KPMG in New Zealand

Dr Ehrhart has nearly 30 years of professional experience working within governments, the UN, civil society and the private sector for sustainable development. For the past eighteen years, Charles has focused on the challenges of mitigating and adapting to climate change. Charles currently leads KPMG New Zealand's climate change, decarbonisation, ESG and sustainability services. He also serves as Technical Lead for KPMG IMPACT in New Zealand - KPMG's platform for accelerating its sustainability journey and empowering our team of 1200+ professionals to play their part in creating a more inclusive, prosperous, and resilient Aotearoa. His primary interests are climate governance, the mainstreaming of sustainability in organisational strategies, and sustainable finance. Charles has a PhD in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University. He continues to publish and speak at national and international conferences.

  • National Markets
  • Ph.D. and MPhil in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University

  • B.A. in Political Science and Development Economics, Fordham University

  • Certificate in Participatory Methods for Climate Change Vulnerability & Adaptation, Penn State University