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:
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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.
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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.
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.
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