08 Jun '11, 5pm

7 Sustainability Trends Every CFO Needs to Know

7 Sustainability Trends Every CFO Needs to Know

Chief Financial Officers are already involved in many aspects of sustainability. Numerous functional teams that work on parts of sustainability report to the CFO. These groups include investor relations, risk management, EHS, legal, procurement/supply chain, IT, facilities/real estate, and HR. Moreover, the corporate finance team often leads key business processes, such as budgeting, capital appropriations, internal and external financial reporting, executive compensation, and energy management that directly affect the achievement of sustainability goals. 1. Sustainability Reporting is Mainstream Despite the recession, Climategate, and the lack of cap-and-trade legislation, sustainability reporting has become mainstream in business. The number of companies responding to the Carbon Disclosure Project has grown from 235 to 3,050 in just eight years, and this number will grow...

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