Understanding and evaluating a company’s sustainable business practices are at the core of how analysts, investors, risk management professionals and others assess opportunities and risks around the world. In the first issue of Exchange magazine in 2015, we bring together a variety of perspectives to discuss the topic of sustainability and its impact on financial and risk professionals.

Highlights from this issue include Thomson Reuters senior carbon market analyst, Anders Nordeng, on the buying and selling of emission rights; managing director of Thomson Reuters Risk Business, Phil Cotter, on supply chain sustainability in multinational organizations; Commonfund’s Lauren Caplan and John Griswold on the long history and evolution of mission-based investing; and BSD Consulting’s John Moorhead and Thomson Reuters Tim Nixon on whether the world’s 500 largest businesses are doing enough to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Also in this issue:

  • Harvard professor Bob Eccles explains what integrated reporting is and why it will increasingly matter for investors
  • Thomson Reuters Ranjit Tinaikar explores how Big Data and open standards can lower barriers to sustainable development to increase legal and regulatory transparency
  • Executive director Achim Steiner of the United Nations Environment Programme writes on the health of the financial system as a keystone to environmental sustainability

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