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Making Sustainability Stick: The Blueprint for Successful Implementation, Premium Edition by Kevin Wilhelm

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Chapter 8. Finance

Even before the 2008 financial crisis, investors were awakening to the fact that financial success and good corporate citizenship go hand in hand. However, the implosion of the housing, equity, and debt markets exposed the need for increased regulation, transparency, and proper governance. Therefore, the debt, socially responsible investment, and venture capital sectors have all begun to pressure businesses to factor social, environmental, corporate governance, and climate issues into their financial statements, policies, disclosures, credit assessments, and lending guidelines. This is true long-term market changer and I believe this trend is only likely to increase with companies increasingly facing higher regulatory scrutiny ...

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