John DeRose

John DeRose

Executive Director, Americas Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY (invited)

John is a CPA in Ohio and Colorado and is a practice leader in E&Y’s Sustainability services group. He works with clients to help address operational risks and capitalize on value creation related to environmental, social, governance and compliance matters. Including addressing Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act which requires companies to publicly disclose their use of conflict minerals. John has more than 17 years of reporting, assurance, risk management, and controls experience serving large multi-national organizations. 
John works with those responsible for financial and non-financial reporting, risk management, internal audit, sustainability, investor relations, supply chain and procurement.

John is experienced in leading innovative teams tasked with the identification, development, coordination, roll-out and scaling of new and emerging service offerings at a global level. He has also worked as a member of a team which specialized in the integration of structured and unstructured third-party data into business workflow applications and tools, which include business intelligence targeting and risk profiling.

John is comfortable in leading large global teams to accomplish strategic objectives.

John is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Assurance Services Executive Committee Sustainability Task Force. He also works with the AICPA’s Conflict Mineral task force. He is frequently published on sustainability topics and is often asked to present at conferences, universities, trainings and on webinars.