Ernst & Young (EY) has expanded its commitment to environmental and social issues with three new appointments.
The firm has appointed Orlan Boston as Americas ESG markets leader, Velislava Ivanova as Americas chief sustainability officer and Megan Hobson as US corporate sustainability leader.
Boston will aim to help companies develop and drive comprehensive ESG strategies and identify emerging opportunities in this rapidly evolving market. Ivanova will aim to advance the firm’s sustainability objectives and initiatives to increase long-term value for clients.
In addition, Hobson will be responsible for leading the firm’s internal environmental and operational business commitments. She will also continue in her current role as the EY Americas administration leader, in which she is responsible for the US firm’s investment and treasury operations as well as the administrative and workplace services functions.
Kelly Grier, US chair and managing partner, EY, said: “Greater demand for ESG insights and perspectives has risen significantly due to the pandemic, natural disasters, social inequity and shifting preferences from institutional investors.
“As we engage with clients on ESG developments and support them on their sustainability journey, this team will play a critical role in helping to unlock strategic value for a wide range of stakeholders.”