Reimagining the future

Strategy and transformation

Reimagining the future
Sustainability has risen to the top of the board agenda. It has evolved from a strategy of choice to an operational necessity.

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.

Integrate sustainability into your strategic approach:

State your sustainability vision, including alignment and integration with broad corporate strategy.

Assess the ‘sustainability gap’: what capabilities are needed to meet the sustainable finance ambition?

Draw the roadmap: determine specific interventions and broad business impacts of sustainable finance adoption.

Educate across functions to enable legal, compliance, risk, and front office to share purpose, practice and strategy with the sustainable finance imperative.

Quantify the commercial value of the sustainable finance shift: price risks, identify potential revenue streams, demand product innovation.

Track and manage implementation: prioritise to meet quantifiable performance targets.

Prioritise activities and programs and unite these elements into a framework for setting quantifiable measures used to monitor and evaluate performance targets.

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