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Understanding the Financial Value of Environmental Performance in Consumer Goods

A report from CDP, Accenture and Hermes Investment Management, Understanding the Financial Value of Environmental Performance in Consumer Goods shares how four in 10 telecommunications and consumer goods companies fail to capture financial value from strong environmental performance despite an estimated $500 billion being at stake.

Additional key findings from the analysis highlight that climate and environmental risks, with known impacts of at least $700bn, remain poorly understood and under-quantified, despite increasing investor urgency in both the telecommunications and consumer goods sectors. Moreover, although sustainable business leaders understand how strong environmental performance drives improved financial results, many businesses are still missing out.

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