Capturing the opportunity

Build sustainable finance products and services

Capturing the opportunity
Both corporates and financial services providers need to respond to a world where the pool of global capital committed to business sustainability is growing ever larger, and where the test of present good practice and future profitability is increasingly a sustainability test.

Businesses that want to secure their societal and regulatory ‘licence to operate’ need to transition their products and practices to a sustainability-first model.

For financial services companies, a client-focussed strategy is the clearest path to transformation. Businesses will be judged on how effectively they enable their clients to meet the sustainability challenge. A world where capital is more sensitive to ESG profiles and ratings, means providing products and insights that reduce ESG risks while amplifying the competitive advantage of broad sustainability, to the point where sustainability becomes the only rational goal. In doing so financial services providers should seek to institutionalise their own sustainability mindset: that means building capabilities, data resources and products that customers, regulators and investors are certain to demand.

The path to sustainability in products and services:

Review your appetite and need for ESG-related products and services, then reset strategy and targets.

Align transaction processes and products with recognised best practices for sustainable finance.

Building an assurance process for ESG products and services.

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