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Unlock Growth by Integrating Sustainability: How to Overcome The Barriers

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November, 2016

At many companies, the overlap between corporate sustainability challenges and operational and strategic risks is growing. At the same time, there are often disconnects between established finance modeling and enterprise risk management processes and the discourse and expertise surrounding sustainability issues. Companies that do not close this gap may find themselves losing ground in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.

This report, 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. The report incorporates findings from surveys, roundtables, and interviews to outline three barriers that companies must overcome and three recommended actions to improve the connection between risk, finance, and sustainability.

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