Sustainable finance

Insight report

The impact of sustainable finance

We used the term “sustainable finance” in the survey to cover a variety of topics such as environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and non-financial reporting and disclosures consistent with the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) that are demanding the attention of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and audit committees.

Understanding sustainable finance is critical in becoming truly responsible. The world is telling business to change. The message is clear: meet higher expectations of responsibility. Meet them, and show the world you mean it. Customers are demanding that businesses embrace sustainable finance. Employees and investors expect it. And increasingly, regulators mandate it.

Planning, budgeting and forecasting is at the heart of how organisations manage financial and operational performance, and over time we expect sustainability to be fully integrated into planning, budgeting and forecasting processes.

Based upon discussions with Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) leaders, we are seeing leading organisations:

  • Embed sustainability metrics and measures into the planning, budgeting and forecasting process and review cycles;
  • Look beyond the traditional financial metrics, to also consider social and environmental information as part of their management information; and
  • Adapt their capital investment appraisal processes to integrate social and environmental issues.

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Key Contact

Martin Jermyn

Global Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting Survey Sponsor