Nicola Ruane

Nicola Ruane

EY Ireland, Senior Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability Services

Sustainable business advisor. UN SDGs advocate. Sustainable finance nerd. Side hustling as a Yoga teacher. Meditation every day. EY Well-being Champion.

A senior manager in EY Irelands Climate Change and Sustainability practice, Nicola brings over a decade of experience, spanning sustainable business, sustainability reporting, CSR, impact measurement, and strategy development. Her insights span industries such as financial services and transport and were gained globally, from the UK to Japan, and across Europe.  

Prior to rejoining EY and joining EY Ireland Nicola spent time travelling in Kenya, Indonesia and Portugal as an independent consultant working for a grassroots NGO as Monitoring and Evaluation Director.  

Her former role at EY as an in-house sustainability specialist focused on thought leadership development, communications and reporting for EYs financial services business across Europe.

She began her career on trading floor before studying for a Masters in CSR and transition to a role pioneering the CSR programme for a major Japanese Bank in EMEA.

Nicola has also worked on key EY Global programmes such as Women in Technology and Women. Fast forward. 

How Nicola is building a better working world

"Whilst working on a trading floor at the time of the financial crisis, my view of the role of business in society was radically changed. Since that time I have studied for a Masters to understand the interplay of ethical, governance and sustainable development and dedicated my career to supporting organisations with their environmental and social impact agendas. This has brought me to diverse places such as Africa’s largest slum, the UN in Geneva, and an eco-hotel in Indonesia. Now, using my experience and insight, I support Irish public and private sector organizations with their sustainability and climate change agendas. "

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