How it will help

A structured response to climate change demonstrates sound management of a key evolving business dynamic and will provide a number of sustainable commercial advantages in addition to the underlying benefits that result from operating under sound environmental principles.

These include:

  • Competitive advantage from prompt response to an important changing business dynamic
  • New revenue channels and improved operating efficiencies
  • Improved capital returns resulting from better long-term investment decisions
  • Sound risk management and compliance with regulatory and corporate governance requirements
  • Increased marketing opportunities to customers, investors and staff

Many companies that have taken early action have demonstrated that significant commercial advantages can be gained through taking an active stance over climate change and that carbon efficiency often leads to more widespread operating efficiencies.

In addition, the financial costs of taking these actions are relatively low and can be achieved at negative net cost.