EY continues its sustainability journey with its latest report exploring the six material issues the financial services industry is facing, as well as reflecting on their journey so far with their clients, people and communities.
Building on last year’s award winning report, EY has refreshed its corporate sustainability strategy and reports on impacts across key stakeholder groups.
Clients: With continued focus on the top six material issues that are affecting financial services, digital innovation has risen to the number one priority issue. Automation, robotics and artificial intelligence are impacting the industry at a fast pace. Find out how here.
People: Empowering people is crucial for them to grow their careers in order to build a better working world. Highlights include EY being named as the world’s third-most attractive employer for graduates as well as increasing the number of women partner promotions to 35%. For more information, click here.
Communities: The report details the community collaborations that EY has with start-ups, charities, NGOs and organizations on the ground making a real difference. EY contributed 16,000 volunteering hours in FY16, with a focus on pro-bono support to FinTech start-ups and entrepreneurs in emerging markets. The report also explores what financial services can do to support the Sustainable Development Goals. For more information, click here.
Anna Anthony, EMEIA Financial Services Tax & Legal Managing Partner and Corporate Sustainability Partner Sponsor says, “I’m proud of the progress made on our sustainability journey. We believe that profitability and inclusive growth aren’t mutually exclusive. This report shows how we are bringing that to life with our clients, our people and our communities, and how we will continue to come together to meet the challenges ahead. Be part of our conversation #sustainableFS.”
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