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Webinar recording: Capex

This interactive webinar, developed and delivered by A4S, focused on how traditional financial return-based investment decisions can be broadened, to make sustainability factors more explicit and transparent. It introduced practical concepts, tools and case studies.

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the business case for embedding sustainability into capital investment appraisal.
  • Outline the approach and steps for adapting existing capex processes.
  • Translate the experience and learnings of others (from practical examples shared during the webinar) to their work. 


  • Jeanne Ng, Chair of the Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals (HKIQEP) and A4S Expert Panel member
  • Nick Fitzpatrick, Head of Commercial Finance, SSE plc

The A4S Academy

Find out more about the Academy and submit your application.



This guide shows how businesses can adapt their existing capital investment appraisal processes in a pragmatic and systematic manner to integrate social and environmental issues.


This report provides insight into evolving methods which integrate social and environmental factors into capex appraisals and decisions.


This case study provides information on why the organization is entrenching sustainability in their capex decisions, including details of the cost benefit analysis method they use for investment assessment.

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