Armanino has announced the launch of its environmental, social and governance (ESG) advisory services practice.
Through the practice, the firm said it will aim to “help clients develop sustainability programs and achieve industry certifications, creating positive impacts across their value chain”.
As part of the launch, Kris Russell has been appointed senior manager of environmental consulting.
Russell previously served as environmental program manager at the Dallas Fort Worth airport (DFW), where he managed and implemented sustainability programs for more than 20 years, helping it become the first carbon-neutral airport in North America.
Russell said: “We also have a deep bench of experts who understand industry-specific challenges, tax credits and reporting requirements.
“Armanino truly partners with clients to create thriving ecosystems of business, communities and nature, and I’m thrilled to be a part of an entrepreneurial, innovative team that’s leading the way toward sustainability.”
Matt Armanino, CEO of Armanino, said: “As a certified B corporation, Armanino cares deeply about sustainable and equitable business practices, and we’re excited to help clients with their ESG efforts.
“More than ever, business success is tied to responsible business practices, as consumers become increasingly aware of how companies can drive progress on environmental and social issues.”
Mary Tressel, executive director of the Armanino Foundation, who serves as the leader of Armanino’s ESG advisory services team, added: “We are here to provide our clients with the confidence to proceed on their ESG journeys and set ambitious goals.
“We provide the comprehensive guidance and roadmaps they need to incorporate their ESG goals into their strategic plans and achieve material return on their investments.”