Business Sustainability Services

Business sustainability represents resiliency over time – businesses that can survive turbulent times because they are intimately connected to healthy economic, social and environmental systems.

Today’s executives are under increasing pressure to ensure their businesses are able to drive meaningful change. Businesses can no longer afford to delay, sustainability has reached critical mass. With global pandemics and world summits increasingly monitoring issues of resource scarcity and high-risk environmental factors which affect the global population. Business needs to be agile in positioning themselves for exponential growth.

An additional element that business has to consider is the increasing power of the consumer and how sustainable business practices are becoming a deciding factor for them. Business now has a triple bottom line of: Profit, People and Planet. A company that fully accounts for economic prosperity, social equity and environmental accountability factors truly understands what it means to do business. We have expert strategic solutions on the sustainable implementation of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

At Mazars we are perfectly positioned to assist your business to develop a robust and resilient approach to your business strategy, one that addresses all the important issues at the macro level. Enabling your business to create economic value and make a significant contribution to healthy ecosystems and strong communities.

We are proud to have been appointed as an Implementation Partner for the GRI’s Competitive Business Program:

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Mazars business and human rights consulting and assurance, adding value through respect for human rights.

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Sustainability: Moving the conversation forward

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Shedding a light on a topic of deep interest to Mazars, we commissioned the Economist Intelligence Unit to examine the relationship between regulation and sustainability. In this article, the way in which sustainability can be both measured and encouraged via regulation is researched, as well as the differences between countries and regions in adopting sustainable practices.

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Regulation and Sustainability: Five questions, answered

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Regulation can be a powerful force in driving sustainable practices amongst businesses – from corporate reporting to mandatory action. But what are the right metrics for sustainability and who should be responsible for tracking them? The response to these questions may be different based on geography, sector and market segment.

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Business sustainability – Advantages

The business case for implementing a business sustainability strategy has never been so strong. Not only does the process assist in the development of your business vision and strategy, but it also introduces a range of cost-cutting measures through the implementation of leaner and smarter processes.

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Youth Empowerment Initiative

The Mazars Youth Employment Initiative was established to echo Mazars’ vision to make a difference in our communities, our clients and our teams. The initiative aims to address the socio economic issue of unemployment and lack of skills in South Africa.

Mazars identifies willing youth from designated groups and provides them with an extensive two-month job readiness training programme with professional accredited training partners and job placement support services. We are then successfully able to provide a solution to our clients to maximise their points for skills development, enterprise and supplier development on their B-BBEE scorecard by employing the youth we have trained.

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Sustainable finance is expected to be a crucial factor in the post Covid-19 economic recovery period and regulators are encouraging banks to actively embed climate-related risks in their business operations and risk management frameworks. Against this backdrop, Mazars has analysed how 30 of the largest banks worldwide have been responding to climate-related financial risks.

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