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Organizations play a critical role in combatting environmental, social and governance issues. Through purposeful action and a prevailing spirit of collaboration, together we can build a more sustainable working world.

Kent Kaufield

EY Canada ESG Markets Leader & Chief Sustainability Officer

Sustainability advocate. Energizer. Bringing innovation, creativity and courage to our clients each and every day.

As the ESG Markets Leader & Chief Sustainability Officer for EY Canada, Kent is responsible for leading the firm’s ESG and sustainability strategy.

In addition to driving the development of internal sustainability policies and programs, Kent helps companies develop and drive comprehensive ESG strategies, identify emerging opportunities and adopt innovations and technologies to create long-term value and realize sustainable growth in a rapidly evolving market.

Kent’s 25+ years with EY has spanned some of Canada’s biggest and most important markets, where he’s built teams, solutions and relationships with business leaders. Most recently, Kent led the Canadian Energy practice, working alongside Canada’s energy sector to help businesses plan and execute their energy transitions.

Kent holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Prince Edward Island. He completed his CA designation and an information technology specialist designation with the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1991 and 2000 respectively. Kent recently completed strategic leadership programs at the Kellogg School of Management and Harvard Business School. He’s been quoted in national and local publications including The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Edmonton Journal, CA Magazine, IT World Canada and a number of related information technology trade publications.

How Kent is building a better working world

“Being active in the community is important to me. Whether it’s working with the teams at STARS Air Ambulance, building homes alongside the wonderful folks at Habitat for Humanity, or simply being an assistant coach for my sons at a hockey arena. Leading by example is something I’m passionate about and is a legacy I’d like to leave behind.”

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