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Ernst & Young LLP adds supply chain and sustainability policy professional to its climate change and sustainability services practice

New York, 6 June 2013

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Ernst & Young LLP announced today the addition of Nancy Gillis to the firm’s Climate Change & Sustainability Services practice. Gillis is the newest sustainability professional to join the multidisciplinary team that leverages the firm’s core capabilities in assurance, tax, transactions and advisory to assist clients with their sustainability strategies.

Gillis will be a senior manager based in the Washington, D.C. area. Prior to joining Ernst & Young LLP, Gillis most recently served as the Director of the Federal Supply Chain Emissions Program Management Office in the US General Services Administration. There, she was responsible for leading initiatives to incentivize suppliers to the US government to reduce the environmental impacts within their operations and throughout their supply chains. In this capacity, Gillis drafted policy recommendations on the use of vendor sustainability criteria in federal procurements and launched a government-wide training program to teach federal acquisition staff relevant sustainability concepts. She also established an online public/private partnership program to share sustainability best practices and increase the competitiveness of small and medium businesses in various market sectors.

“We are thrilled that Nancy brings her federal supply chain, procurement policy and systems expertise to the EY team,” said Steve Starbuck, Americas Leader, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, for the global EY organization. “Her knowledge of how governments and other institutional purchasers are leveraging their supplier relationships to decrease supply chain related inefficiencies and risks is unparalleled. She will offer tremendous value to our clients as they navigate their complex supply chains to increase market competitiveness.”

Throughout her career, Gillis has advised a diverse mix of public and private sector clients on additional system challenges including network security, ecosystem services and economic development. Gillis serves on the Advisory Board of the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) and Steering Committee for the Sustainable Purchasing Council.

About EY’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services
Climate change and sustainability continue to rise on the agendas of governments and organizations around the world with rapidly evolving drivers and expectations. Your business faces regulatory requirements and the need to meet stakeholder expectations as well as respond to the opportunities presented for revenue generation and cost reduction. This means a fundamental and complex transformation for many organizations and the embedding of climate change and sustainability into core business activities to achieve short term objectives and create long-term shareholder value. The industry and countries in which you operate as well as your extended business relationships introduce additional complexity, challenges, responsibilities and opportunities. Our global, multidisciplinary team combines our core experience in assurance, tax, transactions and advisory with climate change and sustainability skills and deep industry knowledge. You’ll receive a tailored service supported by global methodologies to address issues relating to your specific needs. Wherever you are in the world, EY can provide the right professionals to support you in achieving your potential. It’s how we make a difference.

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.

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This news release has been issued by Ernst & Young LLP, a US client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited.

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