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Unlock Growth by Integrating Sustainability: How to Overcome the Barriers


At many companies, the overlap between corporate sustainability challenges and operational and strategic risks is growing. Yet, often there are disconnects between established finance modeling and enterprise risk management processes and sustainability. Companies that do not close the gap could lose ground in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.

“Unlock Growth by Integrating Sustainability: How to Overcome the Barriers,” prepared by Marsh & McLennan Companies’ Global Risk Center (GRC) with the support of the GreenBiz Group and the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), explores how companies are incorporating sustainability assessments into their financial modeling and enterprise risk management strategies and processes.

Among the key takeaways from the report:

  1. The rising pressures of a changing physical environment present a wide array of strategic and operational risks to many companies. Executives must ask themselves: How sustainable is our business, and are our strategies and operations at risk?
  2. Customers, capital markets, and regulators are increasingly examining corporate sustainability risk profiles. The focus on sustainability and climate-change-related practices will affect both the cost and availability of financing for many companies.
  3. Companies must identify, assess, and respond to the strategic and operational risks and opportunities presented by the changing business environment.

Read or download the report to get all eight key takeaways and learn more about integrating sustainability and risk management efforts.