There is no alternative. Customers, regulators and investors demand it. Every organization needs a licence to do business. Today, the name of that licence is sustainability.
Companies now recognise that thinking in terms of environmental and social impact is thinking competitively. Sustainability has come out of its silo. The skills that underlie a sustainable strategy are based on data coupled with insight, and needs to run through the business from end-to-end. Sustainable finance needs to become central to all businesses, financing is where sustainability risks accrue but also where sustainable competitive advantage is formed.
Whether it is in corporate finance or capex, M&A or investment markets, sustainability is about identifying environmental and social risks, integrating them into decision-making and identifying opportunities to create a sustainable future.