EY recognized for its sustainability services within global brands survey

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London, 8 February 2013: Seventy-six percent of sustainability leaders have reported that they have information on EY’s global sustainability consulting capabilities, representing the highest brand awareness of the nine global professional services firms in the Global sustainability leaders survey: brands, by the independent analyst firm Verdantix.

EY scored the highest in terms of the sustainability leader's perception of which company has the strongest capabilities to advise on global sustainability strategy. Thirty-nine percent of respondents said that they have engaged, would engage or consider engaging with EY to advise on their sustainability strategy.

EY 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 with EY.

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

Juan Costa Climent, EY’s Global Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) Leader comments:

“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.”

Ksenia Leschinskaya, CCaSS CIS Leader, adds: “I am very proud of the survey’s results, and we are doing as much as possible in the CIS to contribute to a better understanding of sustainability among businesses and the public sector. We continue to help clients improve corporate governance and risk management practices, reduce negative social and environmental impacts, enhance stakeholder communications and increase brand value."

About EY
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 167,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential. 

EY expands its services and resources in accordance with clients' needs throughout the CIS. 4,000 professionals work at 19 offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Krasnodar, Togliatti, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Almaty, Astana, Atyrau, Baku, Kyiv, Donetsk, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Yerevan, and Minsk.

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