Focus: Sustainable finance
Insights on CFOs and sustainability
Two powerful and decades-long trends in business look set to intersect with increasing impact in coming years: the steady, significant expansion of the chief financial officer's (CFO) role, and the still-evolving effects of sustainability considerations on corporate strategies and operations. Although many CFOs have sustainability on their screens, some have yet to fully engage with the new risks – and opportunities – that the "sustainability imperative" presents.
This is a key finding from a global survey of more than 200 CFOs. As explained in the new research report Sustainable finance: The risks and opportunities that (some) CFOs are overlooking, there is considerable opportunity for CFOs to shape their companies' strategic responses to sustainability issues. This report provides a unique view into how CFOs think about the challenges and opportunities associated with sustainability.
Download Sustainable finance: The risks and opportunities that (some) CFOs are overlooking for further insights about how CFOs are responding to sustainability issues. And be sure to explore the additional resources below to learn more about sustainability and the role of the CFO.
|Sustainable finance: The risks and opportunities that (some) CFOs are overlooking
Based on a global survey of more than 200 CFOs, this report provides a unique view into how CFOs think about the challenges and opportunities associated with sustainability and offers corresponding actions for them to take.
|How to leverage sustainability initiatives for finance transformation
Learn about six key areas in which sustainability initiatives can trigger finance transformation and ways that those triggers can create opportunities to improve reporting, transparency, and business performance, as well as to mitigate business risk.
|Integrated reporting: A better view
This history of reporting trends provides a discussion of common challenges and offers practical recommendations for responses to integrated reporting.
|Sustainability 2011: A difficult coming of age
This point-of-view paper delves into the dynamics driving sustainability efforts, profiles the state of play around cornerstone tenets of sustainability, and offers clear suggestions for how executives can manage the transformative impact of sustainability.
|CFO Insights - Sustainability: developing key performance indicators
This paper explains how the finance organization should work with business units to manage, measure, and report on critical success factors and key indicators related to sustainability.
|CFO Insights – Do you have a carbon management strategy?
Find out how CFOs can take the lead in catalyzing the changes required to effectively align carbon management and financial strategies.
|CFO Insights – Are your green initiatives tax-efficient?
This paper sets our five key questions to help CFOs consider their options for improving the tax and incentive efficiencies of their companies' sustainability programs.