Sustainability in Financial Services

The only world that truly works for everyone is a sustainable one, and we can’t get there without the financial services industry. EY teams are helping drive firms to embrace the responsibilities and opportunities of sustainability.

✔ Reframe your strategy

Identify areas where increasing sustainability creates a competitive advantage and long-term value for both stakeholders and shareholders.

✔ Govern and operate your business

Embed changes and new ways of working in the long term, putting sustainability metrics at your organization’s center and operating more effectively and efficiently.

✔ Support your transition and build trust

Help implement and execute your transformation projects, provide high-impact mandatory and voluntary reporting, and tell a credible story through your engagement with stakeholders, regulators and investors.

Discover what COP28 means for financial services

COP28 closed with a landmark agreement — reducing fossil fuels and scaling up renewable energy sources. Explore the implications for the financial services sector, which will play a crucial role in delivering the finance required for the transition.

What EY teams can do for you

Sustainability in financial services is no longer a “nice to have”; It’s a key part of today’s drive to combat climate change, achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and create fairer societies. Meeting this demand is a moral responsibility for the finance industry, but also a business opportunity. But the question facing many financial services firms is: How do we make the most of that opportunity?

With EY-designed regulatory horizon scanning tools, analysis, insightful industry viewpoints and over 1,400 EY advisors across the globe focused on climate change and sustainability, EY sustainable finance teams have the knowledge, experience and technology to help financial services organizations contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth, help manage regulatory impacts, and mitigate climate change by incorporating sustainability factors into every decision.


What you can do today to make a difference for tomorrow

Explore how EY teams can help you drive value, impact change, and advance sustainability.

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We provide support as your financial service organization navigates the sustainability journey

Financial institutions play a crucial role in shaping the sustainability agenda. Watch as we hear from Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group on how collaborating with EY helped them lead the transition to a more sustainable future.

Support on your sustainability journey

Whether you need support with your  sustainability journey, or just with a particular stage, EY teams are here to help you with:

Sustainability reporting and disclosures that produce transparency, trust and confidence

Financial services organizations are expected to be transparent and accountable in their sustainability reporting and disclosure requirements.

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Data and technology that help you make better decisions faster

Data and technology are fundamental for sustainability transformation and with the right frameworks in place, financial services organizations are better positioned to achieve their goals.

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How can sustainability in financial services turn a moment in time into action that lasts?

Watch what EY teams and industry leaders have to say about the role of the financial industry and the need to create a more sustainable working world.


The EY organization remains carbon negative and advances toward net zero

Watch what EY people across the globe have to say about our progress against our seven-point action plan to be net-zero by 2025.

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Our latest thinking

How data can support financial services when assessing nature impact

How can financial institutions start assessing their exposure to nature when market data is still evolving? Read more.

27 Jan 2023 Gill Lofts + 1

How political and economic volatility is impacting net-zero commitments

Current shocks are making it harder for European banks to meet their climate commitments. New thinking is key to staying on course for net zero. Read more.

02 Dec 2022 Nigel Moden + 2

How can sustainable finance transform 2050 pledges into real-world impact?

Financial institutions need a framework that allows them to anticipate seismic economic transformation and adapt their strategy accordingly. Learn more.

28 Oct 2022 Tom Groom + 1

Why transition pathways are critical to net-zero success

Sector-specific transition pathways are critical to the financial industry’s ability to turn climate ambition into climate action. Learn more.

31 Aug 2022 Tom Groom + 1
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