Governance, risk, and compliance advisory services and technology solutions provider ACA Compliance Group announced today the launch of a new specialist global ESG advisory practice. The new practice will provide firms with a dedicated governance, risk, and compliance advisory service to address their environmental, social and governance regulatory compliance, cyber and performance challenges.

ACA also announced that it has hired Dan Mistler as Partner, Head of ESG Services. Mistler will lead the dedicated team, providing ESG advisory services to support the sustainable investment ecosystem.

Prior to joining ACA, Mistler was a Partner at ESG and environment firm, Bridge House Advisors. He also founded ESG EDGE, a specialist consulting practice for the investing ecosystem, dedicated to helping the finance sector use Environment, Social, and Governance factors to generate value. Mistler also held sustainability-related roles at EY and environmental services firm ERM.

Mistler will be joined in ACA’s ESG practice by Crista DesRochers, a partner at ACA focused on performance and GIPS compliance verification and member of the CFA Institute ESG Verification Sub-Committee, and by Dani Williams, from ACA’s UK regulatory compliance practice, who will focus on ESG in financial regulation.

Mistler said:

“The ESG movement has gained significant momentum in recent years, with an uptick in investors across the board turning to their investment managers to plan out and achieve responsible investment goals. Additionally, there is green financial regulation coming through globally, which will further push along what has been developed through organic demand. By working with ACA, firms benefit from a trusted and experienced partner with an in-depth knowledge of the market, regulations, and sustainable investment. Our strong heritage of compliance expertise, as well as performance and verification, and cybersecurity, is perfectly placed to support firms with ESG across their entire investment lifecycle. With a dedicated and innovative suite of ESG services and solutions designed to meet the needs of companies of all sizes, we are committed to helping firms mitigate risks, make informed choices, and grow profitably and sustainably.”