Sustainability

How we can help

Total Impact Measurement and Management

We can help you value your business’s social, environmental, tax and economic impacts, compare the total impacts of your strategy and investment choices, and manage the trade-offs.

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Embed sustainability into strategy

We can help you develop and integrate a detailed sustainability vision into your strategic planning, enabling you to leverage the sustainability agenda to extend your strategic advantage.

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Report clearly and in compliance

We can help you communicate your organisation’s sustainability performance and report on your corporate activities to support climate change, resource scarcity and socially responsible investing.

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Build a ‘green’ supply chain

We can help you build a supply chain that’s both environmentally responsible and financially efficient.

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Manage sustainability risks and improve compliance

We can help you assess how compliant you are with sustainable development policies, advise you about the impact on any operational changes you’re planning and suggest areas for improvement.

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Understand and manage ‘green’ taxes

We can help you understand and manage the taxes, incentives and regulations that governments worldwide are introducing as part of their sustainability and climate change policies.

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Get ‘climate’ smart

We can help you save money, while making sure that your business model is resilient and able to adapt to change, be it climate change, economic change or regulatory change.

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Build risk confidence

We can help you look at your risk processes, policies, systems and controls holistically, with a fresh eye. We can provide independent insight and guidance, enabling you to improve the resilience of your business, not to mention your confidence.

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Becoming sustainable

The importance of sustainability now goes far beyond environmental issues, as the need to behave responsibly becomes a key aspect of strategy and operations, maintaining brand and reputation and seeking good growth. And that’s true irrespective of the sector in which a company operates.

Traditionally, ‘heavy’ industries like resources, utilities, transportation and manufacturing have attracted most scrutiny. But no company, no matter what it does, can now afford to take its eye off its environmental, economic, tax and social impact. If it does, non-governmental organisations, activists, social networks, the media and its customers will soon hold it to account. Its good name will be badly damaged and it could even lose its licence to operate.

What does this mean for your business?

It’s clear that behaving in a responsible way is imperative, both for individual organisations and the economies and societies in which they operate. That’s why many companies are working hand in hand with governments to tackle risks like climate change, secure the natural resources they need responsibly and promote ‘good growth’ that’s not only financially, socially and environmentally sustainable but also real, inclusive, responsible and lasting.

More and more companies are also changing the way they engage with their stakeholders, recognising that many customers now factor environmental, social, economic and corporate responsibility practices into their purchasing decisions. There’s a pressing need, particularly in emerging markets – where younger, more socially aware buyers tend to drive consumption patterns and dominate talent pools – for companies to offer products and services that are closely matched to local environmental and social needs and concerns.

 

View our latest Sustainability research and insights

 

Collaboration framework: get the system going

Collaborating with others sharing a water basin? Step 2: Get the system going – plan ahead and engage effectively. PwC

Apr 13, 2015

 
 

Collaboration framework: strengthen the glue

Collaborating with others sharing a water basin? Step 3: Strengthen the glue – build trust with respect, transparency and good communication. PwC

Apr 13, 2015

 
 

Collaboration: preserving water through partnering that works

Water is a business risk that needs active management. Explore why and how to collaborate well with others sharing a water basin.

Apr 13, 2015

 
 

Collaboration framework: start off on the right foot

First step of collaboration with others sharing a water basin - start off on the right foot with the right skills and people, and a shared vision. PwC

Apr 13, 2015

 
 

Collaboration framework: maintain momentum

Collaborating with others sharing a water basin? Step 4: Maintain momentum – it needs strong leadership and sharing achievements. PwC

Apr 13, 2015

 
 

Prince of Wales: “We are failing to run the global bank”

Royal plea for the finance world to fundamentally address sustainability

Mar 23, 2015

 
 

Global Airlines & Airports statement of capabilities – Rising to your challenges

Growth itself is a big challenge for many airport operators as they strive to expand infrastructure capacity to match demand.

Jan 9, 2015

 
 

Learning from early adopters of integrated reporting

PwC survey of IIRC Pilot Programme organisations' 2013/14 reports shows 5 key themes to focus on for improvements in integrated reporting.

Dec 15, 2014

 
 

Compliance in 2025: A continued critical role for the pharmaceutical & life sciences industry

The business environment in 2025 is not going to get less risky or less complex. That’s why the Pharma/Life Sciences Chief Compliance Officer will play an increasingly critical role in setting strategy, steering the business clear of dangerous waters — and helping business managers take the right risks.

Oct 22, 2014

 
 

Compliance in 2025: An increasingly critical future role for technology companies

The business environment in 2025 is not going to get less risky or less complex. That’s why the technology Chief Compliance Officer will play an increasingly critical role in setting strategy, steering the business clear of dangerous waters — and helping business managers take the right risks.

Oct 22, 2014