GLRPPR Sector Resource: Sustainability and the CFO: Challenges, Opportunities, and Next Practices
Sustainability and the CFO: Challenges, Opportunities, and Next Practices
Until very recently, most CFOs viewed "sustainability"
as someone else's job -- a matter of compliance or
philanthropy unrelated to the pressing concerns
that typically keep financial executives up at night.
A growing number of prominent CFOs have adopted
a sharply different view and, in so doing, are sending
a powerful message to their peers in corporate finance:
Take a closer look, and you will find increasing
opportunities to leverage sustainability thinking
for value creation--especially when dealing with
pressures to reduce short-term business costs and
strengthen your organization's foundation for longterm
CFOs can leverage sustainability to improve enterprise
performance in three areas: (1) risk management,
(2) capital productivity, and (3) innovation and growth.
Corporate EcoForum; World Environment Center
Date of Publication:
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