Rethinking Financial Valuations – The Integration of Sustainability Considerations
October 4, 2022 | 4:00 pm (CEST)
Our Building Bridges event of October 4th, 2022 titled “Rethinking Financial Valuations – The Integration of Sustainability Considerations” featured leaders that are driving the transition to sustainability.
Capital allocation decisions often do not adequately factor in sustainability considerations, leading to sub-optimal decisions from both sustainability and profitability perspectives. Negative environmental/social impacts that are “externalities” today, can easily become costs with an actual cash flow impact. The session focused on the importance of sustainability integration in financial valuations and touched upon potential approaches to tackle this challenge.
This event took place during the 3rd edition of Building Bridges Week, which featured more than 65 discussions, workshops, roundtables, and presentations from October 3 to 6 in Geneva.
Building Bridges is a joint initiative launched in 2019 by Swiss public authorities, the finance community, the United Nations, and other international partners to accelerate the transition to a global economic model aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. At the core of the initiative is the recognition that the scale and complexity of the transition require “building bridges” between multiple stakeholders in the finance, government, and international development communities.
The Building Bridges Summit is the marquee event that kicks off Building Bridges Week. It included presentations and panel discussions with world-renowned speakers and out-of-the-box thought leaders who addressed global challenges and articulate innovative solutions to advance sustainable finance. The Summit was by invitation only, (the livestream is open to the public) while events during Building Bridges Week were accessible to anyone interested, both at the International Conference Centre Geneva and online.