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Deloitte Sustainability

Company boards, executives, and management are investing more and more time and resources on issues of sustainability—such as carbon (greenhouse gas emissions), energy efficient technology, water use, cleantech, and biodiversity, to name just a few.

Has your company developed a strategy to address these challenges…and opportunities?

If your company would benefit from knowledgeable assistance in developing and executing effective strategies and tactics regarding sustainability and climate change, Deloitte member firms can help.

Learn more about our member firms' service offerings and key learnings by exploring the resources on this page.

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dschains Resilience and growth through supply chain collaboration
As supply chains become increasingly complex, distant and opaque, the search for improved efficiency and lower costs spans the globe and often involves thousands of suppliers. Companies that focus on cost without adequate appreciation for resource availability, environmental impact and social factors, such as labor rights, can expose their supply chains and in turn, their brand, to increasing levels of risk.

COP18 COP18 in Doha: What businesses should know
This brief seeks to interpret COP18 from a business perspective and to explain the conference’s implications for companies and governments.

ESG risks Risk Angles: Five questions on business risks related to water and other critical resources
In this issue of Risk Angles, William Sarni, director, Deloitte Consulting LLP in the U.S., offers his thoughts on some questions commonly asked about water-related business risk.

ESG risks Getting ahead of the ripple effect
In this Deloitte Review article, Will Sarni, director and practice leader, enterprise water strategy, Deloitte Consulting LLP in the US, offers a framework for a water stewardship strategy.

ESG risks Finding the value in environmental, social and governance performance
This Deloitte Review article discusses why disclosures on how companies manage their ESG risks should be considered critical.

kyoto After Durban, expectations for Doha: Business topics to watch at COP18
At COP18 in Doha, Qatar, new opportunities for business are likely to arise from discussions about financing and policy to support climate change mitigation and adaptation, in addition to a possible extension of the Kyoto Protocol.

kyoto Life after Kyoto: The world’s carbon market in 2013?
The “world of Kyoto” is about to get a good deal more complex. Companies that are informed and prepared will have an advantage, both for mitigating compliance risks and for taking advantage of the upside opportunities in an ever more fragmented carbon market. This paper provides an overview on where matters stand today and generally what might be expected over the coming months and years as these complex matters find stability.

tree Business and the biodiversity challenge: A study of actions among the Fortune Global 50 companies
A recent study by DTTL and Deloitte France suggests that a large majority of the Fortune Global 50 companies are communicating publicly about their biodiversity initiatives. And most of the 50 companies report they are taking action to manage biodiversity impacts.

Camera Sustainability: CFOs are coming to the table
Ten key findings on how CFOs are engaging with sustainability.

Camera Going from Good to Great: Ways to make your sustainability report business-critical
This new paper discusses how companies can make sustainability reporting business-critical through adopting a more robust methodology for determining environmental, social and governance (ESG) materiality.

Rio+20 Financing the Future
Designing public funds to mobilize private investment in sustainable development

NatCap Paying for Nature's Services: a new frontier for companies
Financial markets and business managers have not historically accounted for the true cost of natural capital assets in traditional decision making analysis, primarily because such assets are either not priced, or because the price is set artificially low by governments that act as their stewards. Read more.

Rio+20 What to Expect at Rio+20
Three viewpoints focusing on key issues for the UN conference.

LCA Enhancing the value of life cycle assessment
This paper outlines how LCA can be used to assess the end-to-end environmental impacts of a business decision on overall value creation.

Sustainability2.0 Sustainability 2.0 - Using sustainability to drive business innovation and growth
For a useful perspective on how many leading organizations are approaching sustainability as a core business strategy, think back to when the World Wide Web was new.

Disclosure Disclosure of long-term business value: What matters?
Sustained and superior performance depends, in part, on effective measurement, management and disclosure of traditional financial metrics.


More Learn more

  • Deloitte France acquires sustainability consulting firm
    Deloitte France has completed the acquisition of BIO Intelligence Service, a leader in sustainable development consulting in France. The combined teams become market leaders in supporting public and private organizations in sustainable performance.
  • Sustainability Analytics: The three-minute guide
    Deep insights to guide sustainability-related initiatives and improve resource efficiency
  • CDP Water Disclosure Global Report 2012
    Collective responses to rising water challenges
  • Deloitte's Sustainable Business Blog
    Leadership perspectives on sustainability and business

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  • World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013
    Resilient Dynamism
  • Business:Society at Davos
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  • World Economic Forum
    Climate change initiative

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  • Independent analyst firm names Deloitte a market leader in sustainable technology services
    In a comparative evaluation of Sustainable Technology Services, independent analyst firm Verdantix names Deloitte a market leader in energy and carbon management software, environmental product life-cycle assessment, and sustainability reporting services.

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