Governance, Risk and Oversight
Sustainability is a critical business issue and has the potential to be a differentiator in an organisation’s ability to manage risk, create and protect enterprise value and drive growth and innovation.
Sustainable solutions. Sustainable results. Sustainability is upon us and it isn’t a fad. Leading organisations view sustainability the same way they look at any other game-changing business opportunity that forces them to think differently about their operations. These organisations are taking another look at the core business through a sustainability lens and finding new ways to transform common operations and investments that clear the Return on Investment hurdle. And in the process, they are creating competitive differentiation and long-term value. Curious? Explore the resources on this website to learn how your organisation might profit.
Company boards, executives and management are investing more and more time and resources on issues of sustainability. The increased focus is driven by higher energy and utility prices, looming carbon taxes, incidents highlighting the risks inherent in supply and value chains, King III, Companies Act and and related legislation, etc.
Companies embracing sustainability in all of its dimensions (economic, social, environmental, governance) are realising a wide range of tangible and intangible benefits.
Sustained and high-quality performance depends, in part, on effective measurement, management and disclosure of traditional financial metrics. Other metrics, such as those used to evaluate environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, can be just as informative on how a business is creating value. Organisations should comply with regulators’ demands and report compellingly to target audiences on the results of their sustainability initiatives. Moreover, sustainability reporting enables a detailed understanding of the challenges involved in making sense of non-financial data.
Sustainability is a critical business issue and has the potential to be a differentiator in an organisation’s ability to manage risk, create and protect enterprise value and drive growth and innovation. Sustainability also helps companies generate a differentiated market position to drive incremental growth and value.