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.

At EY, we work with financial services organizations across the globe to define their transition to a more sustainable future, make change happen faster, identify and help manage risks and find new opportunities.

EY teams provide end-to-end sustainable finance transformation services to help organizations develop and implement decarbonization strategies that create long-term value; embed sustainability reporting and disclosures that produce transparency, trust and confidence; mitigate and help manage sustainability risks; and use data and technology to make better decisions faster.

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.

Key takeaways (pdf)     Roundup after Finance Day (pdf)

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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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:

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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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  • Decarbonization strategies that help create long-term value

    • If financial services organizations are going to achieve their decarbonization commitments, there needs to be faster action across lending, investment and insurance.
    • EY professionals help organizations develop decarbonization strategies that create long-term value, support emission reductions, drive innovation and accelerate a low-carbon-future transition.
  • Sustainability-related risk management that helps meet the required expectations

    • The expectations of regulators and other stakeholders are only increasing for sustainability in financial services.
    • EY professionals help organizations assess and improve their sustainability risk management practices and strategies, enabling more transparent disclosures, a focus on responding to climate changes and mitigating developing sustainability-related risks. 

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