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Baker Tilly appoints Theresa Meiners as Environmental, Social and Governance leader

This appointment comes as the firm unveils an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) suite of solutions for clients and a charge to internally formalize its history of employee action.

CHICAGO (April 20, 2022) – Leading advisory CPA firm Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly), announces Theresa Meiners, principal and general counsel, as the firm’s first leader of ESG and how it manifests inside and outside the organization.

“Theresa is a multidimensional leader who skillfully applies her intellect and passion to everything she touches,” said Baker Tilly Chairman and CEO Alan Whitman. “With her at the helm of ESG, Baker Tilly will continue to positively impact the future of our people, clients, communities and planet.”

As ESG emerges as the preferred framework for companies to transparently report their activities that impact the greater good, Baker Tilly already has a strong story to tell.

“My challenge is to organize and formalize all the incredible ESG work we already do and develop a focused, unified way forward – taking our work to the next level,” said Meiners.

ESG-related elements permeate Baker Tilly and are evident in its overall strategy, its vision of creating the advisory CPA firm of the future, today, and its purpose to unleash and amplify talent.

  • Internally, the firm boasts a mature diversity, inclusion and belonging philosophy; a history of volunteerism; and ethical and compliant operations, among other proof points.
  • Externally, the firm has proven client successes, from energy, risk and public sector to tax and assurance, and now offers a suite of solutions to help companies strategize and implement ESG.

In her role as general counsel, Meiners has a cohesive view of the interworking of the entire organization. Having those personal connections with a wide range of experts helps her “connect the dots” on all the ESG activities happening internally and with clients. This ability to collaborate and create actionable momentum was evident in her recent experience leading the firm’s diversity, inclusion and belonging steering committee and helping drive its strategy and plan.

To explore Baker Tilly’s ESG suite of solutions, visit bakertilly.com/services/environmental-social-governance.

About Baker Tilly US, LLP (bakertilly.com)

Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a leading advisory CPA firm, providing clients with a genuine coast-to-coast and global advantage in major regions of the U.S. and in many of the world’s leading financial centers – New York, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 148 territories, with 38,000 professionals and a combined worldwide revenue of $4.3 billion. Visit bakertilly.com or join the conversation on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter

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