Sustainability is at an inflection point – companies must not only navigate this ESG regulatory tsunami, but also accelerate innovation to solve for climate change, nature loss and social inequality.

Lucy Godshall

Principal, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Sustainability and ESG advisor with 10+ years of experience helping companies to establish and evolve their ESG strategies, driving transformative change and long-term value creation.

Lucy is a leader in the CCASS Sustainability Advisory practice with over a decade of experience advising clients on ESG and sustainability strategy, governance, risk management and reporting across a wide range of topics, from climate change and biodiversity to DEI.

She focuses on the health and life sciences sector, serving clients across pharmaceutical, biotech, medical devices, consumer health and health care providers.

Lucy also leads the US firm’s nature and biodiversity services, helping companies to understand their nature-related risks and dependencies.

Before joining the firm, Lucy started her career as an environmental economist and graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she earned her master’s degree in Environmental Economics and Climate Change.

How Lucy is building a better working world

“My personal purpose is to empower others to find resilience in themselves and humankind so that, together, we can make the world better and more sustainable. I channel this through proactive mentoring and coaching across our Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice and by leading our CCASS Culture Initiative, which focuses on increasing the diversity of our teams, championing inclusion and belonging and supporting colleagues with their mental health and wellbeing.”

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