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Deloitte invests $1 billion into global sustainability and climate practice

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John Johnston, Bermuda and Caribbean CEO of Deloitte (photograph supplied)

Deloitte is launching a billion-dollar sustainability and climate practice.

Building upon decades of sustainability and climate client service, they are assembling one of the largest global networks of sustainability experience including an investment of $1 billion in client-related services, data-driven research, and assets and capabilities.

Deloitte’s sustainability and climate capabilities will support clients as they redefine their strategies, embed sustainability into their operations, meet tax, disclosure and regulatory requirements, and help them to accelerate transformation of their organisations and value chains.

“The time has come when acting on climate change is no longer an option — it is the right thing to do,” said John Johnston, chief executive officer of the Caribbean region and Bermuda. “Every person has a role to play, but the business community must lead the way.”

He said Deloitte has the means, abilities and influence to make an impact and to create a more sustainable community.

“Deloitte has created our sustainability and climate practice to hold us accountable for meeting the United Nations’ sustainable development goals and Paris Agreement commitments,” Mr Johnston said, “and to effectively facilitate action across the business community.”

The global practice will help clients to transform at scale with the launch of the new Deloitte Centre for Sustainable Progress.

In collaboration with leading academic, policy, business and governmental organisations, the DCSP network will focus on holistic, results-oriented thought leadership, data-driven analysis and accountability reporting to guide organisations through their sustainability journeys.

Deloitte will also build on its efforts of empowering individuals as part of its world climate strategy by offering a robust curriculum of sustainability training courses to all 345,000 professionals along with its clients and suppliers. The curriculum will be offered virtually and through the network of Deloitte Universities.

Jennifer Steinmann: the first-ever Deloitte global sustainability and climate leader (File photograph)

Jennifer Steinmann will serve as the first Deloitte global sustainability and climate leader.

“We believe a better future is possible and getting there will depend on a profound and lasting change in attitude and behaviour,” Ms Steinmann said.

“Deloitte is committed to helping clients move from sustainability and climate commitments to action. We will do so by working with organisations to create a transformation plan as well as helping drive collaboration across a broader ecosystem ― of suppliers, clients and customers, policymakers and alliance partners across industries.”

Elizabeth Cava, partner and ESG leader, Deloitte Caribbean region and Bermuda (Photograph supplied)

Elizabeth Cava, partner and ESG leader, Deloitte Caribbean region and Bermuda, said: “As the business community in Bermuda seeks to prioritise environmental, social and governance initiatives, Deloitte has seen an increase in their willingness to implement change and integrate sustainability policies into their operations. With the formation of the Deloitte climate and sustainability practice, we look forward to assisting our clients in reaching their objectives.”

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Published April 18, 2022 at 8:00 am (Updated April 27, 2022 at 9:57 am)

Deloitte invests $1 billion into global sustainability and climate practice

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