Ben Herskowitz is a Managing Director in the ESG Advisory and broader Financial Communications practice. Mr. Herskowitz has extensive experience providing counsel to pre-IPO and public company management teams seeking to develop or enhance their existing ESG and sustainability strategy and associated execution efforts. His experience includes crafting complex multi-stakeholder sustainability strategies with various objectives in mind, including targeting inclusion in ESG Leaders indices, targeted ESG ratings improvement, identifying material topics, and implementing net zero targets and broader climate strategies.
As a senior member of FTI Consulting’s ESG Advisory practice, Mr. Herskowitz leads clients through complex sustainability initiatives such as performing materiality assessments, determining the sustainability reporting frameworks most applicable and beneficial to the company and stakeholders’ ability to evaluate performance, setting relevant targets, improving data tracking capabilities to enhance go-forward reporting, and communicating progress via periodic updates and sustainability reports. The inaugural sustainability report of one of Mr. Herskowitz’s clients was short-listed by Corporate Register for ‘Best 1st Time ESG Report’.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Herskowitz was in Corporate Development for a PE-backed startup innovating at the intersection of consumer lending and renewable energy. There, Mr. Herskowitz helped develop corporate messaging, aided in a $200M+ series-A fundraising, and helped design and implement a post-merger company-wide scalability plan. Mr. Herskowitz began his career as an investment banking analyst in BB&T’s Windsor Group, an Aerospace, Defense, and Government Contracting-focused sell-side M&A group in Washington, D.C. where he helped execute on several sale processes and fairness opinions.
Mr. Herskowitz graduated Cum Laude from Wake Forest University with a B.S. in finance. He is a Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Credential holder.