Sustainability Strategy

Sustainability and decarbonisation strategy

Investors, regulators, consumers, and employees alike are increasingly interested in understanding organisations’ positions and activities relating to environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters. Coupled with increasing market activity as fast adopters look to capitalise, added regulation and legislation as governments around the world attempt to implement standards, there’s no better time to integrate sustainability practices into your business model, and articulate those plans through a sustainability strategy.

How BDO can help

No matter where your organisation is on its sustainability journey, our people can support you to evolve to the needs and appetite of your organisation. We can help you with:

  • Assessing your current state through an ‘ESG health check’
  • Developing and executing a materiality assessment
  • Identifying and assessing your ESG risks and opportunities
  • Developing a sustainability or decarbonisation strategy that generates value for your stakeholders and aligns with the business strategy
  • Creating a high-level ‘plan on a page’ which outlines key ESG priorities and targets to be tracked
  • Developing a sustainability roadmap bringing together your strategy with organisational transformation.

Contact us today for more information on how partnering with BDO can help you achieve your sustainability goals.

Develop a sustainability strategy

Any great journey starts with a plan – and if you're not sure where to start, you're not alone. The sustainability journey might seem difficult to begin, with reporting requirements and regulations continuously evolving, so having a partner assist you through the process is helpful.
Developing a sustainability strategy should align with the organisation’s business strategy to:

  • Create operational and cultural synergies
  • Define actions to meet stakeholder expectations
  • Strengthen governance to meet changing market challenges
  • Prepare for and respond to increasing regulatory requirements on sustainability.

We start out by understanding the current ecosystem within your organisation, before working with you to assess the needs of your business and stakeholders in setting the ESG strategy. We’ll help to develop and prioritise a roadmap of activities. Measuring, monitoring and continuous improvement are critical to a dynamic sustainability strategy, and will help to set you up in working towards your sustainability goals.

Activate sustainability with your organisation

Our Sustainability Activation Checklist provides a six-step approach to creating your sustainability roadmap, including:

  • Assessing the current state of sustainability in your business
  • How to prioritise the sustainability measures that are most important to your stakeholders
  • Committing to a sustainability approach
  • How to measure your success
  • Steps to take when starting reporting and what you need to report on
  • How to ensure you're continually improving.


A practical roadmap for financial professionals

BDO collaborated with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) to develop a practical roadmap for Groups 1, 2 and 3 entities aimed at assisting finance professionals in navigating the evolving landscape of climate-related financial disclosures in Australia.

Whether you’re a large corporation or a financial institution, our roadmap, designed for Group 1, 2, and 3 entities, provides clear guidance on climate-related reporting and disclosure deadlines. It simplifies your sustainability journey with essential activities aligned with either compliance or strategic goals.


Sustainability strategy resources



Overview and trends
Case studies
Resources by topic: Carbon Accounting

Contact us

Contact our team to discuss your needs using the request for service form. Alternatively, call us on 1300 138 991 to speak with an adviser in your nearest BDO office.

Meet our team

Aletta Boshoff

Aletta Boshoff

Partner, Advisory
National Leader, IFRS & Corporate Reporting
National Leader, Sustainability
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