EY Canada has acquired a sustainability consulting firm, AFARA, in order to help existing resources and expertise in sustainability and environment, social, and governance (ESG) services.

The company has been adamantly providing ESG and sustainability services for almost 20 years, and with AFARA joining the EY-Parthenon practice, the firm will provide clients with enhanced services that will address the increasing ESG challenges organizations are facing today.

"Businesses around the world are embracing societal change and sustainable developments are being utilized as road maps to long-term success. With AFARA, we look forward to helping clients build resilient, sustainable companies and economies while furthering the energy transition," says Kent Kaufield, Chief Sustainability Officer and ESG Markets Leader at EY Canada. 

In 2021, EY exceeded on its goal to become carbon negative globally, which is a significant step toward achieving its ambition of becoming net zero by 2025. 

In early 2022, EY being in association with Hult International Business School, also announced a fully accredited, free Masters in Sustainability for all EY people.