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EY & Hult International Business School Launch Sustainability Masters

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The EY organization, in association with Hult International Business School, today announces a fully accredited Masters in Sustainability, dedicated to EY people (312,000) exclusively. It will be free of charge and available to all, regardless of rank, tenure or location.

The new qualification is being launched alongside a recent survey of EY people across the globe that found nearly three-quarters (74%) want to participate in activities that have a positive impact on communities and the environment.

The EY Masters in Sustainability by Hult, the first qualification of its kind, will significantly expand sustainability and climate literacy among EY people and help them translate those skills into new and innovative sustainability services for clients around the globe. All learning will be provided entirely online and candidates will be able to study from anywhere in the world, at a pace that works for them.

Carmine Di Sibio, EY Global Chairman and CEO, says:

“Sustainability is one of the defining issues of our time and taking a lead on climate change is a vital element of building a better working world. EY people are passionate about tackling global challenges and this qualification will help both the EY organization and EY clients become true leaders in building a more sustainable world.”

The new qualification will be awarded by Hult International Business School, which is renowned for its skill-focused approach to education and commitment to practical learning. Hult is the first triple-accredited business school in the US and regularly ranked as one of the top business schools in the world.

Trent Henry, EY Global Vice Chair – Talent, says:

“This new Masters is the first of its kind and it will help EY people tackle some of the most important issues organizations are currently facing. The exceptional EY experience is for EY people to build, and I am proud of the leading class learning opportunities that help them to build the careers they want, in a way that works for them.”

The EY Masters in Sustainability by Hult is the latest qualification in collaboration with Hult International Business School offered completely free for all EY people. In 2021, the EY organization and Hult announced a new Masters in Business Analytics, and in 2020 the first-ever fully accredited virtual corporate Master of Business Administration (MBA) course was announced. Separately, the EY Tech MBA by Hult has been awarded to 55 EY people so far.

Mukul Kumar, Hult Chief Innovation Officer, says:

“Hult has been passionate about social and environmental sustainability and its intersection with business for quite some time, having pioneered in teaching it as a core topic in our MBA program more than 10 years ago. Today, we are delighted to be collaborating with EY to educate its people on viewing sustainability as both a business challenge and competitive opportunity. The customized curriculum of this innovative program efficiently upskills students in high growth areas for client work and is a differentiator in the talent marketplace. The more learners that engage with this practical, hands-on, sustainability curriculum, the sooner we get to a better working world.”

In addition to building climate literacy among its people, the EY organization is committed to accelerating climate action. In 2021 the EY organization became carbon negative, a major step toward achieving the EY carbon ambition of becoming net zero by 2025. To achieve this ambition, EY teams have  set an aggressive target to significantly reduce its emissions by 40% by 2025 through seven key actions.

Alongside the work the organization is undertaking to become more sustainable, EY teams continue to develop and invest in global sustainability services for EY clients. The services are focused on value-led sustainability, helping EY clients capture the business opportunities from sustainability and decarbonization, while also protecting and creating value.

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