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Stephen T. Starbuck

Ernst & Young LLP
Americas Leader of Climate Change & Sustainability Services, Partner
Charlotte, NC, USA


Steve Starbuck
Partner, Americas CCaSS Leader
Charlotte, North Carolina

  • As the Americas CCaSS Leader, Steve oversees the development and implementation of climate change and sustainability competencies throughout the US, Canada and Latin America, extending to clients through the firm’s core services: assurance, advisory, tax and transaction advisory services.
  • Steve also leads our Conflict Mineral Services practice and is on the Firm’s Global Conflict Mineral Steering Committee. In his role, Steve oversees a team of professionals with competencies in sustainability, forensic technology, assurance and supply chain that assists our clients in complying with the complex disclosure rules associated with conflict minerals in their supply chains.
  • In his more than 30 years with Ernst & Young, Steve has held numerous leadership positions, including the Director of State and Local Tax for our National Tax Department. He has also held the position of Tax Managing Partner of Ernst & Young’s Ohio Valley and Carolinas areas. He spent his first 17 years with the firm in Columbus, Ohio, where he served multistate retail and manufacturing clients.
  • Steve is a member of the International Emissions Trading Association’s (IETA) US Working Group committee and helps manage the firm’s relationships with environmental organizations, such as The World Business Council of Sustainable Development, the Corporate EcoForum and the USGBC. 
  • Steve is a member of the Board of Directors of Envision Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina. Launched in 2010 at the Clinton Global Initiative, Envision Charlotte is a unique public-private collaboration that is leading Charlotte to become a global model for environmental sustainability and measureable results.
  • Steve received a BBA in Accounting from Eastern Kentucky University and a Master’s degree in Tax from Capital University Law School. He is a certified public accountant.
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