Mathew Nelson, Chief Sustainability Officer, EY Oceania, at the Sustainability Leaders Summit 2022.


The Rise of The Chief Sustainability Officer: How CSOs Are Fast Joining the Ranks of CFOs and COOs to Drive Business Value and Sustainable Impact

Mathew Nelson, EY Oceania Chief Sustainability Officer, has over 20 years’ experience in providing advisory and assurance services related to ESG and climate change and has previously held roles as Oceania, APAC and Global Leader for EY’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services business.  Mat will be speaking on ‘The rise of the Chief Sustainability Officer: How CSOs are fast joining the ranks of CFOs and COOs to drive business value and sustainable impact’. He will be talking to why CSOs are central to the everyday conversations held and decisions made at the executive leadership level, and why both credibility and capability is important to this role.


Responsible for driving McDonald’s supply chain and sustainability agendas across Australia and New Zealand, Kylie brings extensive procurement, commercial and sustainability experience to the country’s leading and largest quick service restaurant chain. We spoke with Kylie to understand the progress McDonald’s Australia has made, and what lies ahead for their sustainability journey.

We engage and enable our entire supply chain to set genuine and practical system-wide commitments to sustainability.