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EY and Hult International Business School Launch New Masters Programme in Sustainability Free for its Employees

Published on: 28 February 2022 10:55 AM
by KnowESG

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The EY organisation recently announced its partnership with Hult International Business School to launch a fully accredited Masters programme in sustainability for its 3,12,000 staff. The course is available to all free of cost, irrespective of rank, location or tenure.

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A recent survey conducted among EY people found that around 74 per cent want to be part of activities that entail a positive impact on the environment and communities.

The new programme launched in partnership between EY and Hault will enhance climate literacy among employees of EY and help them utilize the skills into innovative sustainability services for clients across the globe. The course is conducted online, helping staff attend it from anywhere according to their convenience.

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.”

Hult will award the certification after completing the course. The Hult International business school in the US is frequently ranked among the top business schools in the world, which is renowned for its approach to education and commitment to practical learning.

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.”

Last year, 2021, EY and Hult launched a new Masters in Business Analytics programme, and in 2021 introduced the first-ever fully accredited virtual corporate Master of Business Administration (MBA) course.

The EY organization has committed to a series of climate actions besides building climate literacy among its people, including becoming carbon negative, an ambition to become net-zero by 2025. To drive toward the target, EY teams have set a target to scale down its emissions by 40 per cent by 2025 via "seven key actions".

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