Ernst & Young tops survey of global sustainability advisors

Seventy-six percent of sustainability leaders have information on Ernst & Young's global sustainability consulting capabilities, representing the highest brand awareness of the nine global professional services firms.

The findings are part of the Global sustainability leaders survey: brands, by independent analyst firm Verdantix.

Ernst & Young scored the highest in terms of the sustainability leader’s perception of which company has the strongest capabilities to advise on global sustainability strategy.

Out of the respondents surveyed 39% said that they have engaged, would engage or consider engaging with Ernst & Young to advise on their sustainability strategy.

Ernst & Young also has the largest stake in sustainability assurance engagements with 14% of respondents reporting that they have already engaged with the company, and an additional 6% reporting likely future engagement.

The survey canvassed the opinion of 250 sustainability decision-makers, representing companies with revenues of at least $250m (£161m) from 21 industries in 13 countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Middle East, Russia, South Africa, UK and the US.

Ernst & Young’s Global Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) Leader, Juan Costa Climent, said:”This recognition indicates that our CCaSS services are increasingly relevant to markets across the globe.

“Our clients and prospective clients increasingly believe we have the relevant skills and expertise to help them with the complex area of sustainability in today’s fast-moving business environment,” added Clement.

Leigh Stringer

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