ESG addresses the impacts and dependencies of creating value now and in the future and can reduce risk, enhance returns and improve outcomes for a broad set of stakeholders.

Brian Tomlinson

Managing Director, Environmental, Social and Governance, Ernst & Young LLP

Executive, thought leader and speaker focused on ESG, sustainability and long-term value. Former attorney with 20 years of experience in law, financial services, public policy and sustainability.

Brian is a managing director advising clients on the implementation of ESG strategies and practices.

He has advised corporations across sectors at different stages of maturity on ESG practice, helping them navigate complex and evolving reporting environments and the shifting expectations of institutional investors.

Brian has produced a significant volume of original research to advance the awareness and adoption of ESG approaches.

He is a regular speaker at leading industry forums, webinars, podcasts and sustainability courses, for example National Association of Corporate Directors, National Investor Relations Institute, Berkeley Sustainable Finance and ESG Investing course, NAEM, Corporate Secretary Magazine, Investor Relations Magazine and EY Better Finance podcast. He has also spoken at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Brian is widely published in leading journals and publications, including Harvard Business Review, the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, MIT Sloan Management Review and Institutional Investor.

How Brian is building a better working world

“ESG performance has rapidly become a critical value lever, contributing to both the financial and social returns of organizations. By adding ESG goals into corporate strategies, ESG outcomes have the capacity to accelerate innovation, generate long-term value creation and diminish negative social impacts. Working with companies to implement ESG initiatives with ambition and authenticity is how I and our teams are helping to build a better working world.”

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