5 ways the CFO can be a corporate sustainability hero

Read the full post at SmartPlanet.

Ernst & Young has released a report exploring the role of the chief financial officer (CFO) in sustainability matters, underscoring the growing awareness that paying attention to matters such as energy-efficiency, electricity sourcing and water management can be beneficial to the bottom line. Typically, it appears, the CFO has not paid all that much attention to such things.

The report (“How sustainability has expanded the CFO’s role”) focuses on specific ways that CFOs can participate in corporate sustainability strategy and amplify the potential impact on financial performance. The analysis is, in essence, a follow-on to some of the reporting that Ernst & Young has done about the growing number of shareholder proxies that are focused on matters of sustainability.

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