Proxima’s ‘Investing in A Sustainable Supply Chain’ report assesses supply chain sustainability through the lens of the investment manager.
The report looks at the role played by supply chain sustainability in investment decisions, how businesses can respond to investor scrutiny and what the future holds for businesses who take action and those who lag behind.
Sustainability is not a new concept for business, but it is evolving, and companies must look at their entire supply chain to ensure that it is meeting ESG standards.
What is supply chain sustainability?
Simply put, supply chain sustainability is about minimizing the negative impacts your supply chain may have on the environment and wider society. Often more than 80% of an organization’s sustainability impact is found in its supply chain. Today, business leaders are being challenged to look beyond just their own organization and take responsibility for the impact of their full end to end supply chain.
Achieving a sustainable supply chain requires harnessing the power of suppliers and innovating to solve problems and create opportunities.
Why is sustainable supply chain management important?
Achieving a sustainable supply chain is not only good for society and our planet, it is also increasingly key to future business success as it has a knock-on effect on the ability to raise capital, comply with regulation and maintain appeal among customers.
The Investing in a Sustainable Supply Chain report demonstrates that a shift is taking place in the mind of investors. 97% of US & UK investment managers confirm that they now consider the sustainability standards of a business’ supply chain when making investment decisions.
Just as inaction prevents a revenue risk, ESG also offers a huge opportunity for businesses – the CDP also reports a $2.1 trillion opportunity from getting it right. There is widespread awareness of the threats and opportunities, and a lot of good work is starting to be done by businesses in creating more sustainable supply chains.
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