Boards and executive management teams are under increasing pressure to approach the governance and management of sustainability in the same way as they would with any other business risk or opportunity.
By understanding the business case for change, finance can inform, actively support, and challenge the board and executive management to adopt a business model that delivers sustainable outcomes.
Brookfield recently contributed to Accounting for Sustainability’s (A4S) Essential Guide to Engaging the Board and Executive Management, which helps finance and accounting professionals understand the current landscape and how they can support sustainable decision making.
The guide illustrates how teams can use regular board activities to demonstrate that sustainability is a key driver of value. It includes practical guidance through a three-step framework and case studies to show successful implementation.