Lynne Baber joins PwC to lead sustainability practice

02 September 2022 2 min. read
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PwC has appointed Lynne Baber to lead its newly expanded sustainability practice. The move comes as the firm merges its sustainability and climate change consulting businesses with its ESG risk advisory business.

The newly combined PwC Sustainability team brings together practitioners from a variety of skill sets and backgrounds, to take on some of the biggest challenges currently facing UK businesses. These include ESG regulation; strategy, transformation, integrated reporting; risk modelling; advanced analytics; supply chain, sustainable finance, governance, impact; and risk and controls.

Heading up the PwC Sustainability practice, Lynne Baber brings 20 years of experience in accountancy and risk to the role. Having joined PwC in 2003, she focused on defence, as well as corporate reporting and finance transformation, before taking on a risk ESG brief.

Lynne Baber, Partner, PwC

Baber stated, “I’m delighted to be leading PwC Sustainability in a market where business leaders, investors and communities want to see action on climate change and broader sustainability issues and opportunities. I believe organisations should do the right thing for the right reasons, and that philosophy will run throughout the culture of our new team. I am delighted to be appointed to lead the team and can’t wait to begin to deliver on this huge opportunity. I’m incredibly excited about the future.”

In the UK branch of the firm, Baber will be supported by Jon Williams, PwC sustainability chairman, and a leadership team of partners comprising Ian Milborrow, Dave Gandee, Dan Dowling, David Marriage, Tom Loukes, David Croker and Tom Beagent. She will report to Zubin Randeria, PwC UK’s Head of ESG.

Randeira commented, Our new PwC Sustainability practice combines the world-class capabilities of our Sustainability and Climate Change Team with the growing Risk ESG business to create a business with much greater scale. Lynne has been a great leader for our Risk ESG business and I’m delighted she is leading this new practice. Looking forward, we know we don’t have all of the answers, but we will use our current skills and technologies, and invest to remain confident that we can find the solutions we will need tomorrow as this challenge accelerates.”

Many of the world’s largest businesses look to the Big Four – the largest professional services firms; PwC, DeloitteKPMG and EY – when rethinking their sustainability efforts, and so the firms have recently been working hard to boost their offering on this front. PwC has pledged to work with its global clients to help reduce their impacts in turn, as part of its aims to bring its carbon impact to net-zero by the end of the decade.