Global professional services firm Deloitte announced the appointment of Wim Bartels and Arjan de Draaijer as Senior Sustainability Partners. Prior to joining Deloitte, Bartels and de Draaijer both served as Global Co-Heads of KPMG’s ESG solutions service, KPMG IMPACT.

The appointment comes as Deloitte moves to expand its capabilities, assets and services to address clients’ increasing sustainability related needs. Earlier this year the firm announced a $1 billion investment to grow its Sustainability & Climate practice, building on its initiative from last year to provide climate training to all of the firm’s 345,000 professionals, as well as to clients and suppliers.

Harvey Christophers , Lead Sustainability Partner at Deloitte, said:

“Integrating sustainability into all aspects of business is more important than ever. The arrival of Wim and Arjan to Deloitte makes a very valuable contribution to the support we provide to future sustainability leaders, and is an important part of the investment in expanding our knowledge and expertise in the field of sustainability.”

Bartels and de Draaijer both served at KPMG for over 20 years. Bartels was Global Co-Head, KPMG IMPACT Measurement, Assurance & Reporting, delivering research and solutions and working with the firm’s global clients on tracking, measuring and reporting on sustainability issues. Bartels has also served as a member of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), and is a member of the EFRAG Sustainability Reporting Board, which is currently supporting the development of the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS). In his new role at Deloitte, Bartels will focus primarily on sustainability reporting, assurance and strategic risk management.

De Draaijer served as Global Co-lead KPMG IMPACT – ESG & Sustainability and as Global Lead of KPMG True Value, helping organizations understand and measure their economic, environmental and social impacts. In his new role at Deloitte, de Draaijer will focus on sustainability strategy, transformation and the management and measurement of impact.

Bartels and de Draaijer joined Deloitte in the Netherlands at the beginning of July.

Christophers added:

“I am very happy that both Wim and Arjan have joined Deloitte. Their extensive knowledge and experience in sustainability strategies and reporting will further enhance the impact we can make through collaboration with our clients.”

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