Investing for Impact: How Should Businesses Measure Sustainability Impact?

Topic: Investing for Sustainability and Measuring Impact

Institution: Deloitte & Touche LLP, Global Sustainability & Climate Change (S&CC) services group

Bio: Kristen B. Sullivan is a member of Deloitte’s Global Sustainability & Climate Change (S&CC) services group. She focuses on sustainability reporting and assurance matters and is a member of Deloitte’s Conflict Minerals Advisory Services team. She also leads Deloitte’s efforts in support of Social Impact Investing and advancing the Impact Investing industry infrastructure development, focusing on Deloitte’s services in support of the Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS).

Previously, she worked closely with the deputy CEO of Deloitte LLP, focusing on regulatory and public policy matters for the firm. In this capacity, she worked with representatives from other large public company auditing firms to advance areas of common interest and importance for the public company auditing profession. She recently co-authored an article published in the International Journal of Disclosure and Governance, “How and why an independent audit matters.” She began her career with Deloitte in the Audit and Advisory services practice, serving clients in the Manufacturing and Aerospace & Defense industries. She has also served, several capacities, at the firm’s national office.

Episode Summary:

Kristen Sullivan of Deloitte’s Global Sustainability & Climate Change (S&CC) services group talks about “impact investing” and what global corporations are doing to standardize the process of evaluating impact — be it on social, environmental or humanitarian issues — and some of the challenges involved.



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