12 - 13 October 2017 - New York City, NY, United States
15 - 16 November 2017 - London, United Kingdom
ERM is proud to have partnered with Bloomberg’s 2017 Sustainable Business Summits in New York on 12-13 October and London on 15-16 November.
We have seen that progressive business leaders know that sustainability initiatives increasingly yield economic returns alongside environmental and social benefits. By embedding them into their corporate structures and strategies, forward-looking companies realize both long-term and short-term benefits.
Now in their third year, the Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summits aim to bring thought-provoking sustainable business and sustainable investing conversations to key decision makers and influencers across the globe. The Summits take a forward-oriented look at how companies are innovating in their sustainable business models and are adopting practices that prioritize sustainable value.
ERM supports several of its major clients – across a range of sectors – for which both policy and technology related ‘transition’ risks, and climate-related ‘physical’ risks could have material financial implications. This includes our expert support to the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), which is chaired by Michael Bloomberg.
Learn more about Bloomberg’s 2017 Sustainable Business Summit Series
ERM: Bridging the Gap between Sustainability and Finance
We are witnessing an important realignment in the relationship between business and sustainability. The focus is shifting from a company’s impact on the environment and society to the environment’s and society’s impact on the company itself, including its business model, assets and reputation.
In addition, businesses are wrestling with challenges that transcend the line between sustainability and finance.
How do companies stay ahead of these changes impacting its business now and into the future? Read more
Climate Related Risk: Perceptions of Leaders in Finance and Sustainability
The last 18 months have seen a seismic shift in the relationship between business and sustainability: The pressures, particularly from investors, on climate related reporting mean it’s no longer all about a company’s impact on the environment.
It is increasingly about the environment’s impact on the company’s business model, its assets and reputation, and organizational preparedness to cope with climate related risk. Two stakeholders immersed in this changing environment are finance and sustainability leaders, both with very different agendas. This has provoked am challenge: is there a gap in understanding and hence strategy between those responsible for finance and those responsible for sustainability?
ERM recently surveyed 120 Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs) or equivalents, from large companies (with annual global sales over $2 billion). Read more