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Building a finance culture that embraces sustainability

Find out how cultivating a sustainable finance culture can strengthen your organization’s resilience and how to make it happen.


Why finance culture

Culture matters. Processes are important, but a sustainable finance function can’t be created through processes alone.

To create meaningful and long-lasting change, you need a finance culture that is aligned with your objectives.

Culture is about the shared values and assumptions that guide how the finance function behaves and how it responds to environmental and social risks and opportunities. A supportive culture offers a solid foundation for change.

Creating a supportive culture

Finance functions are often seen as a barrier to change for organizations that want to work more sustainably. This doesn’t have to be the case.

Our resources on finance culture can help you to inspire and empower finance professionals to embed sustainability into their day-to-day work. They offer guidance, tools and tips to help you understand your current culture and take you to where you want to be.

What next

Look at our range of practical resources on finance culture to find useful information for wherever you are in your journey.

Our Essential Guide to Finance Culture, finance culture tools and maturity map offer clear guidance and tips for understanding and changing your finance culture. We have developed these with insight and input from finance leaders in the A4S CFO Leadership Network.

Our interviews and practical examples will show you what finance leaders are doing and how they are doing it.



Essential Guide to Finance Culture

This practical guidance includes ideas and tips for creating a finance culture that supports sustainability


Downloadable tools to assess your culture and plan how to change it, from a culture survey to a 100 day plan


A map showing different levels of finance culture, taking you from where you are now to being a culture leader

Learn from others


See how other finance professionals have worked to change their finance culture.


Our set of practical examples shows how seven companies have created a culture that embraces sustainability.

Hans Vossen from Royal DSM, talks about the DSM journey to becoming a more sustainable buisness. The interview was created as as part of the A4S Essential Guide to Finance Culture.

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