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RSM appoints head of sustainability

Newly appointed Rich Hall will be based out of the Hull office

RSM UK has appointed Rich Hall as its first national head of sustainability in a further strengthening of the firm’s ESG offering.

Previously the founder of Responsible Business Consulting – PwC’s northern sustainable practice lead – he will draw on his 20 years’ experience working with large international brands.

Based out of the Hull office, RSM said he will aim to “invest in the growing team through a blend of upskilling and new hires to deliver strategic direction to help businesses improve ESG credentials, maximise value and manage risk”.

Hall said: ‘ESG is the most critical issue businesses will face this decade and I have a genuine passion to help them tackle it head-on and spearhead real change to support a more sustainable future for all.

“I look forward to drawing on my experience to grow our team from within and through lateral hires, to help more middle market businesses implement effective sustainability strategies to support long-term growth.”

Mark Taylor, regional managing partner at RSM UK, said: “This is another pivotal step for RSM’s ESG practice. Rich’s appointment builds on our existing sustainability offering but changes the game on what we can offer. He’s a renowned expert in his field and his stellar experience will credibly transform everything that we do, not least our advice to clients.”

Andy Capes, office managing partner in Hull at RSM UK, added: “It’s no coincidence that Rich has shaped an impressive career in sustainability from Hull, as the Humber continues to play a crucial role in the UK achieving its net zero ambitions. It’s great to have him on board and we look forward to being able to help more middle market businesses across the UK navigate the ESG landscape.”

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