As new technology gets wired into the city, itís revolutionising urban efficiency and improving the lives of citizens. The job of the treasurer and the finance function more broadly is to support this change; to create order and clarity.
78% of the world's top companies now include corporate responsibility information in their annual financial reports - and 43% have already connected their corporate responsibility reporting to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With more and more global consumers expecting businesses to operate in a responsible manner that addresses social and environmental issues, what do treasurers need to be aware of?
With sustainability a consistent driver behind his business initiatives, Lance T. Kawaguchi, HSBC, is fully aware of the benefits that come with managing a diverse and inclusive team. Recently named as TMIís Outstanding Treasury4Good Leader 2019, there is more on his mind than cash management.
As the sustainability conversation gains in popularity across the globe, every part of a corporation Ė including treasury Ė is now expected to contribute to and help advance the organisationís overall corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy.