Grant Thornton spotlights ESG progress with 2021 Sustainability Report


CHICAGO — Grant Thornton LLP has released its third annual sustainability report outlining the firm’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives and progress.

The 2021 Sustainability Report details Grant Thornton’s recent efforts in priority areas such as talent attraction, retention and development ― as well as employee health, safety and well-being. Further, it spotlights Grant Thornton’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, while also highlighting the firm’s goals and initiatives related to environmental sustainability — including a science-based goal to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Additionally, the report explains how Grant Thornton is helping its clients understand the ESG landscape, mitigate their risks and set and execute their own ESG strategies.

“Our 2021 sustainability report is an in-depth look at the ways we took care of our people and our communities during another year defined by the ongoing pandemic,” said Brad Preber, CEO of Grant Thornton. “Our purpose — to make business more personal and to build trust into every result — continues to be our guiding light as we prioritize sustainability and embrace ESG issues in today’s trying times.”

Grant Thornton’s chief risk and compliance officer, Beatrix Bernauer, sums up the report simply: “People want to work for a diverse organization that cares deeply for them and for our collective future, and that’s exactly the kind of organization we’re continuously honing at Grant Thornton.”

To learn more about Grant Thornton’s ESG efforts and to download the 2021 Sustainability Report, visit

About Grant Thornton LLP

Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is one of America’s largest providers of audit and assurance, tax and advisory services — and the U.S. member firm of the Grant Thornton International Ltd global network. We go beyond the expected to make business more personal and build trust into every result. With revenues of $2.4 billion for the fiscal year that ended July 31, 2023, and almost 50 offices nationwide, Grant Thornton is a community of more than 9,000 problem solvers who value relationships and are ready to help organizations of all sizes and industries create more confident futures. Because, for us, how we serve matters as much as what we do. 


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