Sustainability education for tomorrow’s leaders
Using our multi-disciplinary experience in sustainability, finance, instructional design and videography, we've created exceptional tools to help financial institutions to train and upskill their employees.
Proven track record working with asset managers, insurance companies, and NGO’s.
Agile Learning approach ranging from micro-learning to boot camp style sessions.
Scalable, multi-platform training, deployable through your systems or ours.
We start by assessing the why, what, and how of your training needs.
We design a learning journey tailored specifically to you.
We carefully build and deliver your customized content.
We help you track enrollment and learning performance with real-time reports
Sustainability and Transition Challenge
We are overconsuming the resources on the planet earth. Mass production has ignored the external costs and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are to be achieved by 2030. Huge transformation of our output models are required to meet these goals. Finance plays a leading role in allocating capital toward sustainable projects.
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Externalities - Internalization
The corporate sector is being influenced to internalize costs that were once externalized. The carbon tax is a good example. Furthermore, government regulation and investor priorities are encouraging businesses to calculate the true cost of services and products not only in terms of dollars but the effect on society and the environment.
Governance and Behavior
The interests of stakeholders and shareholders become the responsibility of the corporations which either affect them or are affected by them. Short-termism has been an obstacle to sustainability and needs to be countered. Thinking of sustainability first is a necessary first step for business strategy.
Coalition for Sustainable Finance
The participation of the investor is paramount to the furthering of the sustainability agenda. Collaboration among active investors is instrumental in augmenting engagements with corporations on social and environmental issues. The tragedy of the commons in which self-interest behaves contrary to the common good of other stakeholders.
Strategies and Intangibles
Business models need to transition to include sustainability at the center of its governance, strategy, risk management, and accounting. Because social and environmental externalities are generated by the corporate sector, companies need a model which includes stewardship, purpose, resilience, and positive impact on society and the environment.
Financial reporting is the communication mechanism between corporate management and all stakeholders. Disclosure is the driver of the development of corporate sustainability programs as you will do as you say. Transparency will reduce accusations of greenwashing.
Long-Term Value Creation
Integrating financial, social and environmental values is no small task. Intangible values require considerable good judgement. Both quantitative and qualitative data must be assessed.
Sustainability Risk Management
Risk management is a function that determines which issues a corporation must consider as material, which it can tolerate, and which it can avoid. Risks that develop into issues and problems can often be outside the control of the corporation and insurance is needed to cover the cost of these problems when they arise. Many perceived and well-managed risks become an opportunity for the corporation.
Equity Capital Market
Impact investing is a full integration of sustainability in the investment philosophy. The basis to sustainability is to be mindful of the economics, the social license, the environmental footprint, and the governance of the assets in which one is investing in. Knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals and how corporations are contributing to them, allows the investor to understand the companies’ approach to stewardship, purpose, resilience, and impact.
Sustainability is as relevant for bond investors as for equity investors despite the fact that bondholders do not have voting power. However, social and green bonds have incorporated UN Sustainable Development Goals within their covenants.
Sustainability Is Not a Nice to Have. Sustainability Is a Must Have.
What Empirical Research Says About Sustainability and Business Performance:
Better Financial Performance
"Sustainability strategies implemented at the corporate level can drive better financial performance through meditating factors - i.e. the sustainability drivers of better financial performance such as more innovation, higher operational efficiency, better risk management."
Enhanced Shareholder Value
"We find that firms with good performance on material sustainability issues significantly outperform firms with poor performance on these issues, suggesting that investments in sustainability issues are shareholder-value enhancing."
Harvard Business School
Better Talent Retention
71% of employees and job seekers said that environmentally sustainable companies are "more attractive employers." More than two thirds of respondents also said they are more likely to apply for and accept jobs with environmentally and socially responsible organizations.
IBM Sustainability Institute