The EY organization has appointed Dr. Matthew Bell as Global Leader of its Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) team, as it continues to strengthen efforts to help businesses across the globe manage the growing risks and opportunities relating to climate change and sustainability.
Matthew has more than 20 years’ experience helping businesses build their climate change and sustainability credentials; and has worked across the public and private sectors, including 14 years with the EY organization. He has a background in science, with a PhD in biotechnology.
In his new role Matthew will lead EY teams of more than 2,500 global, multidisciplinary sustainability professionals across the globe, who help companies better understand the risks and opportunities arising from climate change and sustainability issues.
Established more than 20 years ago, the teams serve businesses in more than 150 countries around the world. The EY professionals have rich and diverse backgrounds in sustainability and climate change, as well as the environment, health and safety, long-term strategy, reporting, social impact, human rights, ethics and business impact.
Marie-Laure Delarue, EY Global Vice Chair – Assurance, says: “Climate change and sustainability are among the most vital issues of our time and, over more than two decades, the EY organization has built an incredibly strong reputation, advising businesses across the globe, on a whole host of related risks and opportunities. Matthew has been an integral part of this work from the outset and I know that, under his leadership, CCaSS teams will help EY clients position themselves to manage the many challenges ahead.”
Matthew said: “The business world has come a long way in recent years, with climate change and sustainability now much more widely recognized as crucial C-suite priorities. As I look ahead, I want to help ensure all EY clients have the support they need to achieve their sustainability goals. I am extremely proud to have the opportunity to lead the EY teams effort on sustainability and climate change at such an important time for our planet; and I hope to help many more organizations navigate the risks and opportunities on the horizon.”