Incorporating sustainability at the core of their business gives financial institutions an edge
It may not be immediately apparent, but sustainability often begins with financing. As organisations look to develop infrastructure, upgrade technology or innovate new solutions, financial capital is required.
To this end, Prof Annie Koh states that financial inclusion is an important mission, and that all financial institutions can make a difference in making the world a better place for all generations.
When financial institutions such as UOB and S&P Global make their services and resources more accessible, inclusive and sustainable, this can set off a positive chain reaction where their customers integrate sustainability into their operations, and shareholders can then reap greater, longer-term gains when they invest in purpose-driven companies whose values are aligned with their own.
Read more about how these two #ChampionsofGood have spurred more organisations to join them in embedding sustainability and goodness at the core of business on The Edge.