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EY recognized for its sustainability services within global brands survey

London, 7 February 2013

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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.”


Notes to Editors
Verdantix interviewed 250 sustainability decision-makers and budget holders at US$250 million-plus firms, representing 13 countries and 21 industries. Access the full report.

Verdantix asked survey participants about current and future engagement, awareness, and perceptions of 52 sustainability consulting firms, assurance providers, software vendors and not-for-profit organizations. 

About EY's Climate Change and Sustainability Services
EY helps clients navigate their climate change and sustainability journey — from understanding business and regulatory threats and opportunities, delivering strategy, exploring commercial transactions, monitoring performance and adding rigor to public disclosures on progress.  EY has a global network of professionals who work in the area of climate change and sustainability issues, across assurance, tax, transactions and advisory. This team of professionals, with qualifications across accounting, law, science, social science, engineering and business, have provided climate change and sustainability services since the early nineties across industry, government and professional services sectors. 

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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