Sustainability Strategy

Winning sustainability strategies are characterized by clear choices on where to focus (direction) and a persistent, rapid execution (speed). At Finch & Beak we support companies by designing and implementing sustainability strategies that are directly connected to the company’s must-win-battles. We immediately make them actionable through the development of roadmaps, communications and well-prioritized actions.

 
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Questions & Desired Learning Outcomes for TCFD Webinar

With climate impacts continuing to have real implications on organizations and as climate reporting pressure from investors increases, having a climate strategy in place has become essential. On Tuesday 24 May from 15:00 – 16:00, CEST Finch & Beak will host an ESG Acceleration webinar on TCFD to discuss how the recommendations from the Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), can be used as a helpful alignment tool for organizations to better understand their climate-related risks and opportunities.
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Leveraging TCFD to Strengthen Your Climate Strategy

Climate change requires urgent action. It’s the next high-impact, high-probability risk facing organizations, and needs to be on the radar of forward-thinking business leaders. Future-proofing an organization requires a strong climate strategy and using the TCFD recommendations to understand and manage climate-related risks and opportunities is a great starting point. This article suggests five questions, aligned with TCFD, to ask when developing a climate strategy.
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May 24, 2022

ESG Acceleration Webinar: TCFD - Beyond Risks and Reporting

The demands for global market participants to progress on climate-related disclosure and transparency are increasing to enable a more resilient world economy. In this webinar, Steve Hather Group Chief Risk Officer at Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company will share more about how they have used TCFD to better understand climate risks and opportunities as part of their inspiring ESG strategy (Mission 2025) and Sam Gill, Principal Climate Change Consultant at SLR Consulting will make the case for why TCFD is beneficial, elaborate on the climate risk analysis process and share some best practice tips.
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May 30, 2022

Winning Sustainability Strategies Online Program: May-July 2022

The IMD Winning Sustainability Strategies Online Program is a “how-to” guide that offers a very pragmatic take on how to integrate sustainability in your corporate strategy – while ensuring it has a strong business case. The program is aimed at business executives, strategy practitioners and sustainability professionals, who are looking to harness sustainability innovation and its strategic implications. Facilitated by the authors Jan van der Kaaij, Managing Partner of Finch & Beak, and IMD professor Benoit Leleux, this edition starts on 30 May 2022.
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Three Steps to Develop a Strong Climate Strategy

Companies are facing immense pressure to evolve their business strategy in view of climate change. Indeed, climate-related concerns have increased exponentially in recent years among investors and other stakeholders. Developing a climate strategy entails having a plan to mitigate the company’s impacts on climate change, as well to adapt to the new circumstances arising from climate change. This article outlines the compelling case for having a strong corporate climate strategy in place, and suggests three steps to develop such a strategy together with a downloadable checklist.
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Accelerating Sustainability: Finch & Beak Joins SLR Consulting

To accelerate sustainability at an even faster pace, Finch & Beak has officially joined SLR Consulting as of 18 March 2022. Both companies have, for the past 25 years, helped clients to achieve their sustainability goals. By combining the ESG industry experience that Finch & Beak has with the experience SLR has as a global leader in environmental and advisory solutions we will be able to expand both of our companies’ work into new markets.
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How to Assess Your Own ESG Approach

In the first quarter of 2021 total assets in sustainable investment funds increased 19% to a high of almost $2 trillion. With the global ESG data market being expected to reach almost $1 billion in 2021, companies are well-advised to advance their ESG performance. This article provides four elementary questions to help you do just that. Using the accompanying ESG Acceleration Scan, you can perform the assessment for your own company.
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ESG Machete: Comparing Suitable ESG Data for Your Board

Spurred by regulation and investor interest, more companies than ever are reporting on core ESG topics by publishing integrated or separate corporate sustainability reports. Simultaneously, more than $1tn in total assets under management in funds are now abiding by ESG principles, and legislation is catching up. While investors and policy makers are becoming stronger advocates for ESG disclosure, companies struggle to strike the right balance between efforts and results. But how to make sure the right ESG ratings and performance analysis are used to inform senior management?
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How to Connect ESG Metrics to Your Executives' Remuneration

Be it under the pressure of stakeholders or to showcase commitment to sustainable business practices, an increasing number of companies have linked Economic, Social and Governance (ESG) metrics to their executive remuneration. While this is a valuable strategy to accelerate sustainability performance, doing so may present several challenges in the process from decision making to implementation. This article outlines the considerations to account for in the process and provides three tips for a successful integration of ESG targets in executive remuneration.
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Discussing and exchanging on the expanding spectrum of impact challenges and opportunities

Co-Creating Impact Summit 2021

The Co-Creating Impact Summit, organized by Novartis, gather experts inside and outside of Novartis to continue the company's work of improving its impact on the society and the planet. The summit will bring together thought-leaders and experts from academia, institutions, business, and the financial markets to discuss the expanding spectrum of impact challenges and opportunities. The all-day virtual event will explore ways of reimagining and resetting capitalism, including impact-based decision-making, impact investing, social impact of access to health care, the integration of financial and sustainability reporting, and the crucial role of leadership.
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