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Infographic: Sustainability Is Good For Business And Investing

In 2017, Bloomberg surveyed corporate executives and investors to explore the future of sustainability initiatives and the effect on their behaviors. 

The survey examined the importance of companies’ sustainability strategies now and in the future and how well corporate leaders communicate these initiatives to stakeholders. It also assessed the impact of these strategies on corporate performance and financial returns for investors and whether the financial community will place more weight on sustainability factors in future investment decisions.

The survey concluded:

  • Educated and informed corporate executives and investors
    see sustainability issues similarly.
  • Sustainability strategies have a positive, not negative,
    impact on a company’s bottom line.
  • Fortune 1000 companies are perceived to be doing a
    better job in communicating their sustainability initiatives
    and environmental performance than smaller companies
  • It’s important to note that changes in consumer behavior
    and choice, empowered by new technologies, are key.
  • Politics are the primary obstacle to the Paris Accords,
    though many respondents question if the SDG goals
    are realistic.

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Content & Speakers for the Sustainable Business Summit Series

The Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit team welcomes contributions by industry leaders of perspectives and insights that will provide value to our audiences. We invite you to submit your ideas for additional content and to nominate potential speakers for any of the Summits.

How do we select speakers? We look for engaging speakers who bring new ideas and experiences to our audiences. Our audiences are corporate and financial executives seeking objective insight from the c-suite, sustainability thought leaders and government officials on how sustainability connects to the global economy. 

Bloomberg Next is committed to bringing forward a variety of perspectives and our goal is to create an inclusive event that invites participation from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions and sexual orientation. We actively seek to increase the diversity of our speakers and invite you to submit proposals that will help further this goal. 

Please email us to submit ideas for content and nominate speakers for our consideration. (If you’ve come here looking for sponsorship opportunities please contact our commercial team.)

White Paper: The Business of a Low-Carbon Future: Spotlight on Canada

White Paper: The Business of a Low-Carbon Future: Spotlight on Canada

As governments develop and enact wide-ranging policies and regulations to meet key emissions and finance goals by 2030, businesses across the globe are stepping up to the challenge and taking a leadership role in reducing GHG emissions. 

Topics covered include:

  • The Drive to Zero Emissions
  • Infrastructure Investment
  • Green Transportation
  • Changing Consumer Behaviour 

Content in this white paper was informed by expert discussions at the Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit: Toronto. The summit marks the start of a two-year series of TD-Bloomberg Sustainability Dialogues, which will convene leaders across Canada for a series of conversations on major issues impacting sustainability in business. 



White Paper: Seizing the Opportunity – How Industry Can Lead a New Era of Sustainable Development

Just a few years ago, if an investor had asked most if sustainable investments were a good idea, the answer would likely have been: They’re nice in theory but typically generate a lower return on investment.

Those old assumptions are gradually changing. From mainstream industries like oil and gas to car manufacturers and multinational retail chain superstores, sustainability is steadily becoming good for business.

Download Bloomberg's sustainable business white paper to learn about topics such as:

  • A Surprising New Outlook on Sustainable Business
  • The Opportunity to Lead Is Now
  • Corporate Standouts in a Lagging Field
  • Starting the Conversation

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