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Sustainability and Business Risk

Ensure the basics are looked after within your business

Managing Business RiskThe Government’s principal policy tools to reduce emissions include the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), a preference for renewable energy and more focus on energy efficiency.

Even if your business is not directly affected by the ETS and other policies, your business will inevitably wear some of the cost. It could come in the form of your suppliers passing on additional costs resulting from their own obligations under the ETS. Or, your own customers may have begun making buying decisions based on the sustainability of their supply chain, in which you are a link. For some, this may place their business model under pressure.

How are you managing increased costs and changing expectations within your business?

Clearly understanding your liabilities and exposures within a regulatory environment is critical to managing business risks that arise. Once you understand these, it is important that you assess where you sit with respect to the exposures. As with most business risks a robust management strategy starts with a clear understanding of your current state.

How we can help you

We can help you understand and respond to the risks, challenges and opportunities by working with you to:

  • Assess your risks relating to climate change
  • Measure or verify your carbon footprint and supply chain footprints
  • Develop strategies to manage your obligations and opportunities under an emissions trading scheme and global carbon markets
  • Structure carbon related financial deals
  • Value your assets and liabilities related to carbon
  • Model your financials for carbon related cash-flows
  • Identify tax issues for both trading (local and overseas) and holding of carbon permits
  • Research and develop tax credits in relation to carbon initiatives



Talk to the team

  • Brett Tomkins
    Partner - Dunedin
  • Jacqueline Robertson
    Partner - Wellington
  • Rodger Murphy
    Partner - Auckland

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