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Tracey Groves

Head of Sustainable Business & ESG, London

Tracey is a deeply experienced trusted advisor who works with clients to design, develop and implement sustainable business practices across their business. As the head of the DWF ESG & Sustainability advisory practice, Tracey advises on business ethics, compliance, regulation, corporate governance and culture.
Tracey Groves

She works with senior leaders to assess, design and develop sustainable business strategies that are risk-based and proportionate.  Tracey brings a depth and breadth of working across multiple sectors including Financial Services firms, primarily global banks headquartered in the UK, where she has experience of leading financial crime and business integrity programmes for several clients. 

Tracey was at PwC for over 25 years as a management consultant. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and certified organisational development practitioner. As a PwC senior partner, Tracey led the Corporate Governance, Ethics and Compliance client advisory practice for the UK firm. 

In 2017 she founded Intelligent Ethics, an award-winning independent consultancy specialising in business integrity, diversity, equity and inclusion, and ethical conduct.  Tracey is an External Panel Advisory Member of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), where she advises on Corporate Conduct and Culture, and a Visiting Fellow on Business Ethics at the University of Leeds. 

Recent awards include: ESG ‘Power Player’ by Financier Worldwide Magazine 2023, Top Consultant 2022 for Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Management Consulting and Top 100 FT Executive Champion of Women in Business 2019, 2018.

Experience

  • Advising Boards and Senior Leaders to develop measurable and evidence-based approaches to creating ethical, inclusive and robust cultures thatare risk-based, human-centred and strategy focused. She uses values-based behaviours, culture, purpose and corporate integrity as critical levers for change, embracing environmental, social and governance risk factors (ESG), and placing people and inclusion at the heart of a sustainable business.
  • Enabling leaders of organisations to unlock high performance, accelerate growth and drive innovation through the design and development of trust-based programmes directly aligned to the delivery of responsible business goals built on values and ethical principles.
  • Helping Senior Leaders to think differently about ethical behaviours, values, purpose, trust, inclusion and diversity, and culture as drivers of high performing and resilient business, built on integrity and respect. She is deeply experienced at communicating and engaging with individuals at Board and Executive level down, pushing boundaries and developing rapport and trust quickly and effectively, based on her strong strategic relationship building capabilities and many years of transformational consulting experience.

Publications

Ted talk: https://youtu.be/tXrffJxL0rY  

Intelligent Ethics: https://intelligentethics.com/