Climate Change and Sustainability Services

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Governance, risk management and strategic direction

Assessing your position when it comes to climate change and sustainability is just the first part of becoming a sustainable business. EY's CCaSS services can help you to identify your position, assess and implement your climate change and sustainability strategy. We review your strategic risks, ascertain your readiness position, identify gaps and necessary compliance considerations.

  • A climate change readiness review

     

    • Identify, assess and prioritize key climate change business risks and opportunities across the organization
    • Benchmark against peers within and across industry and identify leading practices that can be implemented
    • Undertake climate change risk assessments that consider future scenarios and the subsequent exposure of global assets
    • Assess preparedness for responding to the impacts of climate change, including misalignments, challenges, and improvement opportunities

     

  • Climate change strategy assessment and implementation

     

    • Support the development of climate change strategy through establishing overall strategy governance structure, measurement frameworks and external engagement activities
    • Assess and/or help implement climate change accountability and stakeholder engagement, framework, processes and policies
    • Advise on procedures for ensuring accountability for climate change targets throughout organization, including executive leadership buy-in and for measuring progress made against short and medium term targets

     

  • Sustainability strategy assessment and implementation

     

    • Support the development of sustainability (sometimes referred to as CSR or CR) strategy through establishing overall strategy governance structure, measurement frameworks and external engagement activities
    • Assess and/or help implement sustainability (sometimes referred to as CSR or CR) accountability and stakeholder engagement, framework, processes and policies
    • Advise on procedures for ensuring accountability for sustainability targets throughout organization, including executive leadership buy-in and for measuring progress made against short and medium term targets

     

  • Stakeholder communication planning and review

     

    • Assist with mapping and prioritizing key climate change and sustainability stakeholders
    • Assist with development of communication plan for key climate change and sustainability stakeholders

     

  • Internal audit and risk services

     

     

    • Establish and execute an independent internal audit program covering climate change and sustainability risks and controls
    • Evaluate internal controls over key climate change and sustainability business risks, including execution of internal audit
    • Help management to understand processes for climate change and sustainability transformation, the risks inherent within the processes that could cause objectives to not be met, and test the controls in place to mitigate those risks
    • Identify gaps in climate change and sustainability control design and/or operating effectiveness and provide recommendations to management on how to address the gaps
  • Compliance, investigations and dispute services

     

     

    • Develop strategies to pre-empt, manage and resolve the risks of business conflict that can emerge across organizations in relation to climate change or sustainability issues
    • Assist in investigating alleged misconduct, or risk of, fraud or noncompliance with climate change regulation, including assisting with obtaining substantive support for, and documentation of, environmental issues though analysis and investigations

For more information about CCaSS governance, risk management, and strategic direction services, please see CCaSS contact list .

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