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Juan Costa Climent

Global Leader for Climate Change and Sustainability Services
Ernst & Young

Juan Costa Climent is the Ernst & Young’s Global Leader for Climate Change and Sustainability Services, in charge of representing the organization’s commitment to become a leader in this field. Juan leads a global team of more than 700 professionals in the area of climate change and sustainability across the firm’s core services of Assurance, Advisory, Tax, and Transaction Advisory Services.

Juan has served as a Member of the Spanish Parliament and is a leading commentator on sustainable development. From 1996 to 2004 he held senior positions in the Spanish Government, including Minister for Science, Technology, and Industry, Secretary of State for Finance, and Secretary of State for International Trade and Economic Cooperation. With this appointment, Juan returned to Ernst & Young, where he began his professional career and where from 2005 to 2007 he was the leader of the tax practice in Spain. Juan has dedicated a great part of his professional career to working on sustainability and climate change issues and has recently published a book called “An Unstoppable Revolution” that looks at the benefits for the world economy of protecting the environment. He has also worked for the International Monetary Fund as an adviser.

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