Sustainability in Financial Services

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.

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:

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.

Latest LinkedIn blogs from our leaders

Our latest thinking

EY Sustainable Finance Index 2022: How to put ESG back on track

Financial institutions are reaffirming their commitment to ESG and sustainability. Progress is being made, but more action needs to be taken. Learn more.

01 Dec 2022 Gill Lofts + 1

In a data-driven world, how well can you measure sustainability?

With more companies committing to a net-zero economy by 2050, financial services firms must lead in developing data and reporting standards.

22 Feb 2021 Gill Lofts + 1

Six implications for firms focusing on climate risk and sustainability

Huge momentum is driving global regulatory response and underlying pressure to take immediate action to address environmental concerns.

27 Jan 2021 Eugène Goyne + 1

How can sustainable finance support the road to net-zero?

Sustainable finance has become an urgent priority across financial services – thanks to the goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

19 Jan 2021 Brandon Sutcliffe + 1

How banks are adopting recommendations on climate-related disclosures

The banking sector scored high for quality on recommendations by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Learn more.

01 Jun 2020 Mathew Nelson

How scrutiny affected the insurance sector’s climate-risk disclosures

The insurance sector performed poorly, despite the potential impact to the sector’s core business from climate-related risks.

01 Jun 2020 Mathew Nelson

    The team

    Gill Lofts

    EY Global Financial Services Sustainable Finance Leader

    Passionate about creating a legacy in the financial services industry. Proud mother of two daughters.

    London, GBR

    Brandon Sutcliffe

    EY Americas Financial Services Sustainable Finance Leader

    ESG enthusiast. Longtime New Yorker. Heart health advocate. Avid skier.

    New York, USA

    Isabelle Santenac

    EY Global Insurance Leader

    Passionate transformation insurance leader. Inspiring the next generation of female leaders. Proud mother of three. Trail runner. Golfer. Skier. Loves traveling and cooking.

    Paris La Défense, FRA

    Keith Pogson

    EY Global Assurance Leader, Banking & Capital Markets and EY Asia-Pacific Financial Services Senior Partner

    Financial services advisor. Thought leader. Public speaker. HKICPA and ICAEW Fellow. Active advocate for gender equality.

    Hong Kong SAR, CHN

    Jan Bellens

    EY Global Banking & Capital Markets Sector Leader

    Passionate leader on innovation in financial services, especially in emerging markets. Global citizen. Keen traveler.

    New York, USA

    Mike Lee

    EY Global Wealth & Asset Management Leader

    Spirited leader for wealth and asset management. Champion for change. Driven to produce better outcomes and simplify the complex. Passionate about family, friends and sports.

    New York, USA

    Anna Anthony

    EY UK Managing Partner, Financial Services

    Passionate about helping the financial services industry become a force for social good. Champion of creating a culture of equality where people feel they belong. Keen wildlife photographer.

    London, GBR

    Hywel Ball

    EY UK Chair and UK&I Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

    UK Chair and UK&I Managing Partner. Leading our 17,000 people in the UK. FTSE 100 audit partner. Father of three and Welsh rugby fan.

    London, GBR

    Remco Bleijs

    Partner, Asset Management & Sustainable Finance, EY Advisory Netherlands LLP

    Is proactive, pragmatic and goal-oriented. In close consultation with the client, sets razor-sharp goals, monitors deadlines and works toward optimal results.

    The Hague, NLD

    David Scott

    EY Asia-Pacific Financial Services Risk Management Leader

    Transformation leader in risk management. Industry innovator. Collaborator and team worker. Married. Father of two. Rugby enthusiast.

    Hong Kong SAR, CHN

    Rossella Zunino

    EY Italy Financial Services Climate Change & Sustainability Services Leader

    Sustainability pioneer. Believes in the importance of sustainability for the future. Ardent climate crusader. Stays proactively close to clients. Happy mother of 11-year-old boy.

    Milano, ITA

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