Emma is an EY Oceania, Climate Change and Sustainability Partner. She is a skilled professional with 20 years’ experience in climate change and sustainability practice. Emma is a known figure in the Australian and global climate change arena having worked within business and industry associations.
Emma has direct experience in the development and delivery of commercial climate change finance and investment solutions as well as in campaign and political advocacy strategies. Emma has been directly involved in the development of global climate investment and advocacy programs. Emma is a regular media contributor on climate matters, and a respected voice on climate transition implications for business.
Emma holds a Bachelor of Asian Studies (Thai) Hons from Australian National University. She is a member of the Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative Steering Committee, the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) GreenStar Advisory Committee and a member of the Queensland Climate Change Advisory Council and Land Restoration Fund Investment Panel.
How Emma Herd is building a better working world
"Climate change and sustainability present unprecedented challenges and opportunities for business and the community, while navigating a complex policy environment. ESG is a performance differentiator and delivers long term value. Getting it right is critical.
I bring my experience of working across industry, banking and finance, policy and advocacy to work with EY clients to identify and help mitigate transition risks and capitalise on the emerging opportunities of one of the defining themes of the 21st century – climate change."