Mazars appoint ESG specialist strengthening ESG offering in Australia

17 May 2023: Mazars, the international audit, tax and advisory firm is proud to announce the appointment of Damien Lambert as Head of Sustainability Services in Melbourne. This appointment reflects Mazars’ continued commitment to deliver clients with a range of services that shape a sustainable future for both our clients and the wider society.

Melbourne Managing Partner, Richard DeBono comments: “We are delighted to have Damien join the firm and lead our sustainability division.  Damien brings a unique skillset of both practical and academic experience focused on ESG issues which will provide our clients with a valuable resource to not only maintain and improve their market position but ensure their businesses are fit for the future.”

Damien has two decades of experience in accounting and ESG practices including six years assurance experience at Big 4 firms in Europe, where he audited banks and asset management companies, and eleven years of research and lecturing experience, including most recently at Monash University in Melbourne. Damien’s research focused on examining non-financial reporting and ESG matters such as water & wastewater, community and stakeholder engagement, corporate governance mechanisms and shareholder activism.

Among his other educational achievements, Damien holds a Ph.D. in Accounting from ESSEC Business School in France, has an MBA, and has completed his chartered accounting certification. Throughout his research, he has also authored and been a co-author of governance and auditing publications, as well as a number of research reports.

Commenting on his appointment Damien concludes, “As sustainability increasingly becomes a key priority for businesses and stakeholders, I’m looking forward to leveraging my diverse ESG expertise and financial skills to support clients in their transformative and compliance journey.”