Deloitte selects Jennifer Steinmann as first global sustainability leader

02 May 2022 2 min. read
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Deloitte has selected Jennifer Steinmann to serve as the first-ever leader of the global sustainability and climate practice.

The Big Four firm announced Steinmann as leader when it revealed a $1 billion investment to significantly expand the practice’s client services, data-driven research, and assets and capabilities. The practice spans teams in advisory, assurance, audit, consulting, finance, and tax services.

Additionally, Deloitte’s revamped sustainability and climate practice will offer sustainability training in collaboration with the Deloitte University network as well as partner with academia and businesses to create thought leadership through the newly formed Deloitte Center for Sustainable Progress.

“We have the resources, skills and influence to help build stronger and more sustainable communities,” said Punit Renjen, Deloitte Global CEO. “And it's our collective environmental and societal footprint that has the potential to make or break this decade of action. This is why we developed Deloitte Sustainability & Climate.”

Deloitte selects Jennifer Steinmann as first global sustainability leader

Steinmann has been at Deloitte since 1995. She most recently served as global chief commercial officer for firm’s Salesforce alliance. Between 2015 and 2019, Steinmann served as chief transformation officer at Deloitte US, teaming with Deloitte’s strategy, innovation, and technology businesses to set strategic direction, address opportunities, and evaluate changes in the competitive environment.

Prior to that, Steinmann served as Deloitte US’ chief talent officer and deputy CEO.

She has an MBA from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University.

“We believe a better future is possible and getting there will depend on a profound and lasting change in attitude and behavior," Steinmann said. "Deloitte is committed to helping clients move from sustainability and climate commitments to action. We will do so by working with organizations to create a transformation plan as well as helping drive collaboration across a broader ecosystem – of suppliers, clients and customers, policymakers, and alliance partners across industries."