Yasir is the Partner and leader of the Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) Practice at EY for the MENA region and brings about 20 years of experience in ESG, sustainability and climate change consulting spread across 30 countries Asia, Europe, Africa, Americas and Australia.
Yasir has experience in driving multiple service areas like ESG and Decarbonization strategy, Net Zero, Sustainable Supply Chains,Circularity and Blue Economy, Technology enabled ESG services, ESG Due Diligence and others. He has worked extensively with the Private Sector in their Sustainability and ESG journey and has focused on the Investors and FIs on integrating the Responsible Investments principles into their lending process. He has also worked with Government entities and Regulators on sustainability
policy development and implementation. He was the GRI Certified Trainer for sustainability reporting and also Certified Sustainability auditor for conducting the HSSE reviews.
Yasir has an Masters in Technology (M. Tech) degree in Environmental Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, and Bachelors of Technology (B. Tech) in Civil Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University. He is member of several committees and panels related to Sustainability and has two of his papers published in reputed journals (refereed). He has undertaken a number training sessions and workshops around the ESG and Sustainability theme, and is also a frequent speaker at multiple conferences and events.
His key focus is bridging the gap between the global ESG frameworks and the regional nuances, helping organizations become “future proof” with respect to Sustainability challenges and importantly, help in entities move from risk based approach towards a value driven one from both short term and long term perspectives.