Sustainability and climate change strategy

The issues and opportunities of sustainability and climate change have become critical elements that every Board and Executive team needs to factor into strategic planning and long term decision making. Now more than ever, Management must consider a range of sustainability considerations and climate change-related risks and opportunities as it seeks to navigate increasing stakeholder pressure, changing customer preferences, regulatory complexity, and the challenges and opportunities that a transition to a low carbon future presents.

We help clients integrate sustainability into their long-term strategic vision. We ensure this vision fosters innovation and employee engagement, improves efficiency and returns, ensures greater risk resilience and high quality decision-making, paving a road to sustainable long-term growth and profitability.

Helping business to understand and contribute to global goals

Key questions to consider:

  • which SDGs best align to your current organisational culture and values?
  • which goals will engage and inspire your staff?
  • how might the SDGs help your organisation to make meaningful business decisions?

We can help with:

  • building the business case to engage and align activities with the SDGs
  • determining which SDGs are relevant to your business, and developing SDG-aligned targets
  • understanding existing limitations within your organisation which make it difficult to reach sustainability targets and strategising how to overcome them
  • measuring and reporting on the impact and performance of your sustainability strategy.

Climate Change Strategy and Adaptation Planning

Key questions to consider:

  • how is your organisation positioning itself to become more sustainable?
  • is your organisation in a position to efficiently adapt to changing regulations?
  • which areas of your organisation are most vulnerable to climate change risk?
  • does your organisation understand the risks and opportunities presented by the transition to a more sustainable economy?
  • is sustainability and climate change embedded at a strategic level in your organisation?

We can help with:

  • analysis of industry-specific growth areas and opportunities aligned to the transition to a low carbon economy
  • strategic guidance and implementation plans to future proof against and minimise climate risk
  • assessment and identification of stakeholder sustainability expectations and requirements
  • senior management and board level education workshops and learning programmes on sustainability and climate change issues.

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Contact us

Colum Rice

Colum Rice

Partner, PwC New Zealand

Tel: +64 21 608 869

Annabell Chartres

Annabell Chartres

Partner, Sustainability and Climate Change Leader, PwC New Zealand

Tel: +64 21 799 927

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