Lee Ballin

Managing Director, ESG & Sustainability Services


Lee Ballin is a managing director for sustainability and ESG services at Deloitte & Touche LLP working with clients to help address their sustainability strategy and non-financial reporting disclosures. Lee is a strategic thinker, innovator and highly sought-after public speaker on Sustainability, as well as ESG risks and opportunities for the business, financial, regulatory and NGO communities. He has over a decade of experience working at the intersection of the sustainability, business and finance.

Lee began his sustainability career at Bloomberg, where he was a founding member of the Bloomberg Sustainable Business & Finance group. The group was the driving force behind integrating sustainability considerations into the firm’s operations globally and developing strategies to integrate ESG, Climate and other Sustainability considerations into the Bloomberg Terminal. Lee established Bloomberg as a convener for impactful, must-attend conversations under the Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit and Sustainable Finance week banners. Lee then moved on to a business development role within BloombergNEF – a strategic research provider that helps companies, investors and policy-makers navigate the shift to a low carbon economy.

He has served in multiple roles as a faculty member at New York University, both as an adjunct professor and advisor to the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business. Lee is a graduate of the Aspen Institute First Mover Fellowship Program and CORO Leadership New York. He sits on the advisory boards of the CECP's Strategic Investor Initiative and the steering committee for WBCSD's Aligning Retirement Assets project.

Lee holds a bachelor's degree in Business Logistics from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business.