Turning Risk into Success

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Turning Risk into Success

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 8:40pm

Sustainability has evolved beyond a buzz word on Wall Street—it has become a sound investment strategy. In fact, we’re starting to see investors shift funds and focus away from companies that are not developing viable social and environmental policies that appropriately address the financial risk associated with our changing climate and diminishing resources.

A recent study by Ernst & Young shows that companies with mature environmental risk management strategies are financially outperforming their competitors, with “companies in the top 20% of risk maturity generating three times the level of EBITDA as those in the bottom 20%.”

Developing a corporate sustainability strategy today is like crafting an Internet strategy ten years ago—it has become a strategic imperative. Companies large and small are clamoring to create authentic, verifiable sustainability plans that can be rationalized in clear words and metrics to investors, partners, employees and other stakeholders.


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