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Realising the Future, Now

All companies material risks are broadening and becoming more complex with the realities of climate change, global health pandemics and rising industrialisation. It's imperative that we rethink how our businesses operate and behave if we are to ensure our systems and foundations are fit for a sustainable future.

At BDO, we aim to view all our clients needs through the 'sustainability lens' to help build resilience and purpose so they are able to thrive now, and in to the future.

The Business Case for Dealing with Climate Change


The reality is that, unless businesses embrace the need to build climate change into their strategy and planning, they will pay higher costs of capital or, in some cases, will not be able to raise capital at all.

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Sustainability Snapshots - Energy Transition - Vol1


The increasing penetration of renewable energy into the energy supply mix, the onset of electrification and improvements in energy storage are all key drivers of the energy transition.

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A Guide to Activating Your Sustainability Journey


BDO guides our clients along their sustainability journey with a practical approach focused on value creation and material risk management. The time is now to start your journey.

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The Need to Have a Clear ESG Narrative


ESG is not new, but it’s now more important than ever. Material risks of a company are broadening and becoming more complex with the realities of climate change, global health pandemics and rising industrialisation.

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Sustainability Snapshots - Sustainable Finance Vol 1


Sustainable finance is considered to be of essential importance for the transformation process towards the transition to a low-carbon economy and a sustainable financial system.

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More Insights

 

Sustainability Snapshops - Energy Transition - Vol 1

October 2021 | BDO Global 

The increasing penetration of renewable energy into the energy supply mix, the onset of electrification and improvements in energy storage are all key drivers of the energy transition. Download our 'snapshot' of emerging issues and opportunities and/or head to our dedicated ENERGY TRANSITION site.
 

Sustainability Snapshops - Sustainable Finance - Volume 1

October 2021 | BDO Global 

Sustainable finance is considered to be of essential importance for the transformation process towards the transition to a low-carbon economy and a sustainable financial system. Download our 'snapshot' of emerging issues and opportunities. 
 

 

Sustainability Frameworks - A Snapshot 

September 2021 | BDO Global

Sustainability: the future of corporate reporting. Companies are under increasing pressure to demonstrate greater commitment to long-term, sustainable value creation which incorporates the wider demands of people and planet. However, the current landscape of sustainability standards and standard setting is crowded, fragmented, changing fast, and can be hard to follow.
 

Responsible tax - an essential part of the ESG agenda

September 2021 | BDO Italy

The implementation of an increasingly transparent and clear tax principles is becoming a crucial element for companies looking to be sustainable. Taxation, in fact, will become an essential element of the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) agenda for companies.
 

ESG is an investment driver for real estate and construction

July 2021 | BDO South Africa

The pandemic has reshaped the real estate and construction sectors. as many organisations embrace a remote- or hybrid-working model, the need for physical office space and industrial buildings is decreasing.
 

BDO ESG's risk assessment tool

May 2021 | BDO Sustainable Finance

For banks it is important to assess to which extent their corporate customers are exposed to ESG risks and how they address them, especially in their credit risk assessment. BDO’s ESG risk assessment tool can help handle applications efficiently. 
 

How climate change became a business issue worth reporting

Mar 2021 | BDO Canada

When the Government of Canada released its pandemic bridge financing program for big businesses last year, it included a bunch of familiar strings attached. And also one that is less common: climate reporting.
 

What executives need to do to align ESG with strategy

Mar 2021 | BDO Australia

This is not just about sustainability strategy, but how do we get sustainability into strategy? Particularly when markets expect a return every year. But does ESG need to come at a cost to shareholder returns?


How does COVID-19 impact the environment?

Jan 2021 | BDO Centers

COVID 19’s impact on the environment has been mixed.  Although the pandemic resulted in improved environmental conditions, there have been other negative effects, some of which are obvious, others less so. Check out this report prepared by BDO Centers which delves into a number of the impacts and its call to build back sustainably. 
 

BDO Tools Up for the Future

Dec 2020 | BDO Global

BDO has recognised the value of sustainability, both in terms of addressing UN Sustainable Development Goals but also in terms of the value that it can bring to a business. We’ve also recognised the important role and impact BDO can have in supporting our clients on their journey. 
 

ESG: A Catalyst for Strategic Boardroom Conversations

Sep 2020 | BDO US

Join BDO's Center for Corporate Governance Amy Rojik as she sits down with Lara Lee, Fortune 50 executive and now seasoned independent board member, to discuss how boards can reframe ESG by taking a strategic, holistic approach that moves beyond the obligations of disclosure and mitigation toward the opportunities of innovation and enhanced reputation. Lara is an expert in turning disruption, challenges, and emerging threats into sources of strategic repositioning and innovation.
 

Business Tools: BDO's integrated thinking and reporting journey guide

Jan 2019 | BDO Global

Stakeholders including customers, employees, investors and regulators are increasingly expecting organisations to demonstrate value creation and better risk minimization activities beyond what is available in traditional financial reports. 

Key Contacts

Henning Drager, Global Sustainability Lead

Carlo Luison, Sustainable Innovation, BDO Italy

Ricky Cheng, Director and Head of Risk Advisory

Ricky Cheng, Director and Head of Risk Advisory, BDO Hong Kong

Pierre Taillefer, Partner, Risk Advisory, BDO Canada

Catherine Bell, Senior Manager, Global Sustainability