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SUSTAINABLE FINANCE – LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS FOR FUTURE BUSINESS

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SUSTAINABLE FINANCE – LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS FOR FUTURE BUSINESS

Corporate strategy and climate action
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Nordic Circular Summit 2022

We will be one of the panelists at the Nordic Circular Summit, discussing the topic of "Financing Circular Business Models". Read more about the event and register!
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Sustainable Finance

Investors and society as a whole benefit from sustainable investment models. Green bonds and ESG-linked loans can help the economy to find answers to climate change.
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SUSTAINABLE FINANCE – LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS FOR FUTURE BUSINESS

Transforming the economy to make it more sustainable and mitigate climate change is a global challenge, and the steps taken by governments in many countries show that policymakers worldwide are taking the task seriously and making a clear effort to tackle this challenge. Investors, the capital markets, regulators, and financial supervisory authorities around the world are thus increasingly turning their attention to sustainable finance.

  • A LOOK INTO SUSTAINABLE FINANCING FOR LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS FOR FUTURE BUSINESS
  • DIFFERENT SUSTAINABLE FINANCE MODELS
  • SIX REASONS IN FAVOR OF A SUSTAINABLE FINANCE APPROACH

"In 2020, we laid the founaddations with a clear sustainadability strategy and sustainability Governance Structure. Since then, we have steadily expanded our activities in 2021 with carbonZER0 and our first ESG-adlinked funding".

Matthias Steybe, Group Sustainability Office at CHG-MERIDIAN

Meet us at the Nordic Circular Summit 2022

This year The Nordic Circular Summit 2022 will be hosted in Stockholm, Sweden. 

The Nordic Circular Summit 2022 is a three-day hybrid summit exploring the circular economy in the Nordic region, co-hosted by the Nordic Circular Hotspot and Nordic Innovation, and broadcasted from Stockholm.

CHG-MERIDIAN is proud to be a part of the sustainable finance movement! 
Our Group Sustainability Officer, Matthias Steybe, will share insights during the session Financing Circular Business Models, regarding the importance of sustainable financing solutions.

Be a part of the circular economy - Sign up for the free hybrid summit today!

EXPERIENCED SUSTAINABILITY LEADER

Matthias Steybe has worked in sustainability roles for more than two decades. His sustainable business career began at Daimler AG/Mercedes-Benz in 2001, where he was responsible for the Environmental Report of the German premium automotive manufacturer. Matthias and his team successfully shifted the company's corporate reporting into efficient integrated sustainability reporting based on newly established GRI standards. Furthermore, he implemented a Sustainability Board and Office Structure within the global player to manage environmental, social and governance issues on an international level. Matthias Steybe joined CHG-MERIDIAN in 2012. In early 2020, he became the company's first-ever Group Sustainability Officer (GSO). 

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN SUSTAINABILITY AT CHG-MERIDIAN

2022: CHG-MERIDIAN collects 200 Million EUR funding from banks for customer technology projects based on its current Ecovadis/ESG rating.
 

2021: CHG-MERIDIAN was awarded a silver medal in the EcoVadis assessment based on globally accepted corporate social responsibility (CSR) standards. This puts the company in the top 25 per cent of all companies assessed by EcoVadis.
 

2021: CHG-MERIDIAN contributes as an active member of the Global Compact to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
 

2021: CHG-MERIDIAN operates "carbon-neutral" for the first time and aims to reduce its CO2 emissions per employee up to 25% by 2025. 
 

2021: CHG-MERIDIAN publishes its first Sustainability Report, including ambitious sustainability goals.
 

2020: CHG-MERIDIAN develops a comprehensive sustainability strategy and establishes a Sustainability Governance.
 

2015: CHG-MERIDIAN begins reflecting on its sustainability performance in the international EcoVadis assessment.

ecovadis Sustainability Rating

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Transforming the economy to make it more sustainable and mitigate climate change is a global challenge, and the steps taken by governments in many countries show that policymakers worldwide are taking the task seriously and making a clear effort to tackle this challenge. Investors, the capital markets, regulators, and financial supervisory authorities around the world are thus increasingly turning their attention to sustainable finance.

The aim of this white paper is to emphasize that now is the time for companies’ financial decision-makers – CEOs and CFOs alike – to change their perspective and make greater use of sustainable funding instruments.