Sustainability strategy

As sustainability moves up the boardroom agenda, it is increasingly being integrated into corporate level strategic planning. Management now need to balance increased regulation, protecting the brand and ensuring stable supply chains with seeking opportunity for enhanced performance and using the sustainability agenda for strategic advantage.

Developing and integrating a detailed sustainability vision into your long-term strategic plan in a way that creates lasting value whilst also building public trust is a common challenge for all types of organisations.

We believe sustainability offers strategic opportunities to build more competitive and resilient organisations, and should be integrated into the strategy development process.

We help clients prepare for and take advantage of sustainability megatrends by providing tailored strategy offerings that can deliver innovation and growth, improved efficiency and return on investment, greater risk resilience and high quality decision-making. 

What is becoming increasingly evident is that a sound sustainability strategy protects a company's reputation, it drives innovation and employee engagement, it satisfies consumers and attracts and retains top talent; it demonstrates compliance and leads to market differentiation - all key ingredients for long-term growth and profitability.

  • When regulations change, will you be ready?
  • Have you thought about what tangible, good-for-your-business actions you can take to become more sustainable? 
  • Have you thought about which parts of your business are the most vulnerable to climate change risk?
  • What have you done to protect your business against climate change risk?
  • Do you have a way to think about what sustainability and climate change mean for your business at a strategic level?
  • Have you been able to think about how sustainability and climate change strategies you have put in place affect your underlying operating model?
  • Do you have an effective way of communicating your sustainability and climate change strategic goals, initiatives, actions and outcomes to stakeholders?

  • Assessments of a company's unique sustainability-related risks and opportunities
  • Preparation of business case and strategic options
  • Market analyses and assessments of public sector incentives to determine the viability of proposed strategies
  • Competitor analysis
  • Strategy development and implementation plan design
  • Senior management and Board level workshops and learning programmes
  • Sourcing and supply chain strategies
  • Development of progress measurement systems
  • Communication strategy design
  • Reporting strategy
  • Non-financial assurance

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Colum Rice

Partner, Auckland, PwC New Zealand

+64 21 608 869


Annabell Chartres

Partner, Sustainability and Climate Change Leader, Auckland, PwC New Zealand

+64 21 799 927