RSM UK has appointed Rich Hall as its first national head of sustainability in order to strengthen the firm’s ESG offering.

Hall was the founder of the PwC’s northern sustainable practice lead, Responsible Business Consulting, and is an alumni from Cambridge University’s  Climate Change Leaders Programme.

Commenting on his appointment, 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 strategy to support long-term growth.”

RSM UK regional managing partner mark Taylor 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.