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Sustainable finance — The risks and opportunities (some) CFOs are overlooking

Published on: 19 Oct 2011

A new report from Deloitte provides a unique view into how CFOs think about the challenges and opportunities associated with sustainability, based on an independent global survey of 208 CFOs undertaken by Verdantix on behalf of Deloitte.

Among the key findings in the report are:

  • Many CFOs are engaged with sustainability issues as they relates to core finance activities like financial auditing and reporting, compliance, and risk management
  • Only one-third of CFOs describe themselves as fully involved in sustainability strategy and governance; one-fifth plan to get more involved in the next two years
  • Nearly half of the CFOs surveyed are planning capital investments that will support the implementation of sustainability initiatives.

The report also provides insights about how CFOs are responding to sustainability issues now and for ideas about how CFOs can orient themselves toward both the tactical and strategic dimensions of sustainability.

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