I activate sustainability through work and play.

Marie M. Johnson

Partner, Sustainability Governance, Risk and Compliance Consulting, Ernst & Young LLP

Sustainability transformational leader. Internal controls specialist. Supply chain decarbonizer. Mother of brilliance. French wine connoisseur. Pickle baller. Cavapoo enthusiast. Autism supporter.

Marie helps complex global clients with ESG and SEC reporting, internal audit strategy, and sustainable third-party risk management and monitoring.

She supports clients’ assessments and implementations of processes and controls to enhance sustainability and ESG reporting, which ultimately helps achieve their goals and commitments. She frequently presents on reporting and Sarbanes Oxley topics and also helps clients to optimize their compliance operating model, improve their IT environment, sustain post-remediation and implement digital solutions.

Previously, Marie worked as an external auditor. Clients call her the “translator” for her ability to align auditor requirements with company expectations. She also spent five years in the EY Washington D.C. National Office working on Public Company Accounting Oversight Board remediation task forces, and led EY audit implementation for revenue recognition standard ASC 606.

Marie has a double major in Economics and Accounting from the College of the Holy Cross with a concentration in African American Studies, and is a CPA in Virginia.

How Marie is building a better working world

"I help companies increase their transparency in sustainability measurement using reliable, real-time data. This data is also invaluable in helping clients make decisions that work toward achieving their net zero targets. Visibility goes even further than reporting – it can help companies decarbonize and eliminate human rights issues including forced labor."

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