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These resources will help you to embed sustainability into your company’s processes for raising and allocating capital, such as aligning values with investment sources, investor relations, business planning, and budgeting.

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Return on Sustainability Investment (ROSI) Methodology

Although business and societal success depends on sustainability, most businesses companies struggle with demonstrating the monetary impact of their sustainability efforts as they seek to address ESG issues. In response, the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business (CSB) has developed the Return on Sustainability Investment (ROSI) methodology. The ROSI methodology was created to help companies measure the financial returns on their sustainability activities and, thus bridging the gap between sustainability strategies and financial performance and allowing users to build a better business case for current and future sustainability initiatives.

CSB offers in-depth resources on ROSI, including a step-by-step overview; original research publications and an interactive research database; industry case studies on implementing ROSI; Excel tools for testing ROSI focused on risk, talent, and operational efficiency; and a free online course module for building a case for sustainability.

This suite of resources will help you to assess the value created by sustainability strategies, to track sustainability-related financial performance in real time, and to assess the potential ROI of future sustainability initiatives at both the firm and the division level.

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How to Talk to Your CFO About Sustainability

This article explains how to use the five-step Return on Sustainability Investment (ROSI) method to help CFOs make the connection between financial performance and sustainability. This resource will especially benefit change agents who are trying to show how proposed sustainability acitivities will meet ROI imperatives.

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Five Ways for Businesses to Integrate Sustainable Practice Into Their Operations and Strategy

This article briefly explains the five key learnings and business planning policies and processes that were implemented for Marks and Spencer in 2007 regarding its sustainability initiatives. This can be used as a framework for businesses that are looking to integrate sustainable business practices into their early operations, strategy, and planning stages.

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Integration of Sustainability into Business Process

ConocoPhillips has provided their procedure for integrating sustainable development requirements into the key business planning processes of their company. We suggest you explore the "Project Development," "Health, Safety, Environmental and Social Integration," "HSE Management System," and "Training and Awareness" sections, which provide tools, frameworks, examples of policies, and business procedures and systems for integrating sustainability into overall business operations.

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Win-Win-Win: The Sustainable Supply Chain Finance Opportunity

This report from BSR highlights mechanisms - such as sustainable trade loans and smart contract solutions - that will help you to leverage supply chain finance to incentivize and scale sustainable behaviour among your suppliers.

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A4S Essential Guide: Strategic Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting

In a changing world where the long-term economic, social, and environmental outlook is tremendously complex and uncertain, it has become increasingly difficult to respond to emergent trends. This guide from A4S was designed to improve decision-making and risk management by providing finance teams with tools, practical examples, and guidance on how to integrate sustainability into strategic planning, budgeting, and forecasting.

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A4S Essential Guide to Valuations and Climate Change

Understanding and assessing climate change impacts is critical to determining the value of businesses and making sound investment decisions. This guide from A4S features a five-step framework to help investors and valuators incorporate climate change risks and opportunities into valuations, and includes case studies and practical advice on performing valuation analysis.

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