Sustainability governance, risk and compliance solution

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Unlock value by integrating sustainability into your core business strategy and operating model. With a market-leading approach to transformation, our Sustainability GRC solution helps you create long-term impact and financial value for all stakeholders.

Your business challenge

Every organization must respond to environmental, market and societal challenges, as well as their impacts on our planet and society.

Stakeholders are demanding more action and disclosure from companies: not just activist investors but also mainstream investors, lenders, and creditors; governments; consumers; business partners; and employees seeking to understand how companies are identifying and responding to environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks.

  • Capital markets are driving sustainability to lower the cost of capital: 91% of investors say ESG performance played a pivotal role in investor decision-making over the last year (How will ESG performance shape your future? (2020)).
  • Regulators’ challenging inadequate risk-based ESG management and disclosures can lead to lower investor attractiveness and potential divestment: 74% of institutional investors are more likely to “divest” based on poor ESG performance than before the COVID-19 pandemic. (Is your ESG data unlocking long-term value? (2021) (pdf)).
  • Business partners and suppliers are examining the sustainability credentials of their supply chains.
  • Employees and future talent are increasingly selective in assessing their future employer’s sustainability credentials.

Solution benefits

ESG strategies need to address the wide-ranging business model issues that shape an organization’s ability to create value over the long term. Our ESG GRC solution enables your organization to:

  • Use ESG as a catalyst for rethinking strategic priorities, business processes, and managing risks and opportunities to benefit the business, customers, employees and society (Strategic risks).
  • Help set transformation priorities and chart the next steps in the journey (ESG program risk management).
  • Increase your ability to navigate complex regulations and react strategically through your key initiatives (ESG regulatory risk).
  • Provide a people, process, technology and data-driven approach that is at the heart of all sustainability initiatives to help enable business value delivery and reliable ESG performance and risk disclosures (ESG GRC).

Solution features and functionality

EY teams focus on your specific ESG challenges, suggesting practical solutions to help you meet your sustainability goals. We do this by first conducting a sustainability materiality and capability maturity assessment to recommend a tailored but comprehensive approach:

The Team

Rui Bastos

EY Global Risk Leader
A leader of risk transformation. Passionate about technology and innovation.
Lisbon, PRT

Kapish Vanvaria

EY Americas Risk Market Leader
Innovative transformation leader in risk consulting. Change agent and lifelong learner. Passionate about developing the next generation of business leaders.
Philadelphia, USA

Chee Kong Wong

EY Asia-Pacific Risk Leader and Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) Technology Leader
Passionate about harnessing data and technology for transformation, RegTech, FinTech, and diversity & inclusiveness. Avid street photographer.
Melbourne, AUS

Maurice van der Sanden

EY EMEIA Risk Consulting Enterprise Resilience Leader
Transforming risk management through technology. Hands-on collaborator interested in the details. Husband and father. Enjoys time with family and friends, ideally over a good meal. Global citizen.
Amsterdam, NLD

Marie 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.
Tysons, USA

Rohit Mathur

EY EMEIA Risk Consulting Leader
Leading voice on risk management and board governance. Husband. A curious father. Rock music enthusiast. Technology evangelist.
London, GBR

Stuart Crotaz

Partner, Banking & Capital Markets Conduct and Compliance, Ernst & Young LLP
Motivated by supporting clients achieve better customer outcomes and more effective markets. Pursues objectives of transformational and cultural change to enable a better working world.
London, GBR

Why EY

The EY organization has been recognized as No. 1 for ESG consulting services by Verdantix. We bring together experience coupled with a deep understanding of regulatory requirements to guide you through your transformation in a way few organizations can match​. 

EY Alliance and Ecosystem Relationships

At the EY organization, we collaborate, cocreate and innovate with leading organizations such as MicrosoftServiceNow, and Enablon to drive transformation, performance and growth. 

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