Deloitte launches new climate learning programme

07 October 2022 2 min. read
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Big Four firm Deloitte has begun offering up a climate learning programme to its professionals around the world. The education scheme aims to help Deloitte professionals better advise clients and other stakeholders sustainability topics.

“We are seeing increased demand for these services from our clients, who are seeking greater information and guidance on sustainability issues, approaches to addressing the climate crisis, and good corporate governance,” commented Punit Renjen, Deloitte Global CEO. “Our sustainability and climate learning programme will give our professionals the critical insights needed to expand their skillsets, grow their careers, and serve as trusted advisors to clients as they transform their organisations.”

The globally coordinated learning programme will boost the sustainability and climate knowledge and skills of Deloitte’s approximately 415,000 people. As well as enhancing the skills and capabilities of Deloitte professionals, enabling them to confidently address sustainability and climate topics while advising clients, it will also create one of the largest networks of sustainability specialists in the world.

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As well as a longer programme, the initiative will be kicked off by a Learning Week available beyond Deloitte’s network of professionals. A multi-modal experience that offers Deloitte people a mix of live, on-demand and virtual opportunities for education, awareness, engagement, and action, the Learning Week will see Deloitte make select events available to clients and the public, including a keynote address with a renowned environmental activist, as well as roundtable discussions featuring subject matter specialists and leaders from the Deloitte Center for Sustainable Progress (DCSP).

“All organisations are navigating the complexities of the climate crisis. To rise to this challenge and move from sustainability commitments to action, we must drive change through broad collaboration,” remarked Jennifer Steinmann, Deloitte Global sustainability and climate practice leader. “Deloitte is uniquely positioned to bring sustainability fluency to our professionals, clients and supplier network. Together, we can reimagine the way we work—and build resilient organisations that are sustainable well into the future.”

Launching a new education programme in ESG values follows shortly after Deloitte announced a $1 billion investment in its sustainability and climate practice. The practice is dedicated to guiding clients as they redefine their climate strategies; embed sustainability into their operations; meet tax, disclosure, and regulatory requirements; and accelerate the transformation of their organisations and value chains.