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Category: The Green CFO
In my previous article we reviewed the green trends by industry. While companies are working hard to catch those trends or even creating new ones, they are still devoted to meeting their own corporate sustainability targets.
In my sixth article, and seizing the chance we are celebrating that we are halfway through the year, I believe it is a good moment for self-reflection: as a finance professional, how important is having a better understanding about the sustainability world?
This is my fifth article of the series “The Green CFO” and so far, I must say I am pleased for the response of the readers. Yet, I still perceive some skepticism among some of my finance colleagues. As I titled this article, a green CFO is above all a CFO.
Climate tech can be defined as technologies that are explicitly focused on reducing GHG emissions, or addressing the impacts of global warming. In the last times, the level of climate tech start-ups has been increasing not only in number of deals but also in deal size, as you can see in the below charts.
In the previous article, we reviewed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in order to get familiar with them while connecting the targets with the ESG framework.
As a finance professional who wants to become a Green CFO your journey will surely evolve in different directions depending on your own experience and education, the industry of your current company or just your willingness to learn.
Once upon a time there was an old school CEO, with a very successful historical sales trend. He never thought about sustainability as an important matter, as in his experience that was a non-related business topic