Bottom-line benefits of sustainable business practices
Global survey results and discussion of action steps - a webcast by Ernst & Young LLP
"I liked the pragmatic views of the panel - they were very down to earth, practical, in the toughest challenges that sustainability faces - the bottom line." - Chairperson of Green Team / Finance, BioTechnology
Sustainable business practices are not just about brand, image and reputation. Doing business with a socially responsible focus can have demonstrable impacts on the corporate bottom line. There are considerable cost reductions, tax incentives, operational efficiencies and other rewards to be attained that have a direct impact on a company's performance and results.
Ernst & Young LLP and GreenBiz recently completed an in-depth research study that revealed six growing trends and developments in sustainable business practices. Join us on March 19th for a robust discussion featuring two leading Chief Sustainability Officers and Ernst & Young LLP professionals as they share:
- How companies have made sustainability strategies part of their overall core business strategy
- The results of the recent survey of corporate tax executives' views on their company's sustainability strategy and how involving the tax departments can improve the return on sustainable investment
- Preview of the environmental and corporate social responsibility shareholder resolutions for the 2012 proxy season
CEOs, CFOs and other C-suite executives along with Corporate Sustainability professionals can gain a better understanding of these trends and how they can design a long-range strategy to improve their company's environmental and social performance while at the same time meeting the bottom line expectations of their shareholders.
Tyler Elm, Vice President Business Sustainability, Canadian Tire
Kathrin Winkler, Vice President Corporate Sustainability, EMC Corporation
Steve Starbuck, Americas Leader, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young LLP
Paul Naumoff, Partner, Incentives and Credits, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young LLP
Allie Rutherford, Senior Strategic Analyst, Americas Markets, Ernst & Young LLP