Ernst & Young LLP adds supply chain and risk management professionals to its climate change and sustainability services practice

Apr 18, 2013, 15:02 ET from Ernst & Young LLP

NEW YORK, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ernst & Young LLP announced today the addition of Andrew Essreg and Carol Casazza Herman to the firm's Climate Change & Sustainability Services practice. They are the newest supply chain and risk management professionals to join the multidisciplinary team that leverages the firm's core capabilities in assurance, tax, transactions and advisory to assist clients with their sustainability strategies.

"Environmental and social  risk management particularly regarding  supply chain issues are among the greatest challenges facing companies today," said Steve Starbuck, Americas Leader, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, for the global Ernst & Young organization. "Andrew and Carol bring a breadth of experience in these and related areas to Ernst & Young's practice. We're very excited to add such tremendous talent and leadership to the EY team."

Andrew Essreg, a Senior Manager and the Ernst & Young LLP East Central Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice leader based in Washington, D.C., brings extensive understanding of the sustainability and supply chain realms to the firm. Essreg has advised a diverse, global mix of public and private sector clients across multiple industries including retail, aerospace, government, education and travel on climate change and sustainability strategy, risk management and communications. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Essreg managed supply chain sustainability initiatives and communications for the U.S. Postal Service in Washington D.C., and advised clients on sustainability and corporate social responsibility as a management consultant for Five Winds International and his own firm, enVision Sustainability.

Carol Casazza Herman, a Senior Manager based in New York and Stamford, Connecticut, has extensive experience in life sciences sustainability strategy and will contribute to that sector of the firm's practice. A well-respected sustainability practitioner and environmental lawyer, she has worked with some of the country's largest corporations as well as non-profit, government and academic entities.  Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Casazza Herman founded her own sustainability consultancy.  Previously, she was Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Global Environment Health and Safety at Pfizer Inc. where she led the company's worldwide program and several industry-wide initiatives.  Her academic experience includes teaching law and policy courses within Columbia University's innovative graduate program in Sustainability Management, Pace University School of Law's climate change program, and the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University's energy and environment law program.  

About Ernst & Young's Climate Change and Sustainability Services

Climate change and sustainability continue to rise on the agendas of governments and organizations around the world with rapidly evolving drivers and expectations. Your business faces regulatory requirements and the need to meet stakeholder expectations as well as respond to the opportunities presented for revenue generation and cost reduction. This means a fundamental and complex transformation for many organizations and the embedding of climate change and sustainability into core business activities to achieve short term objectives and create long-term shareholder value. The industry and countries in which you operate as well as your extended business relationships introduce additional complexity, challenges, responsibilities and opportunities. Our global, multidisciplinary team combines our core experience in assurance, tax, transactions and advisory with climate change and sustainability skills and deep industry knowledge. You'll receive a tailored service supported by global methodologies to address issues relating to your specific needs. Wherever you are in the world, Ernst & Young can provide the right professionals to support you in achieving your potential. It's how we make a difference.

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