In August 2009 CIMA and A4S conducted a survey. The main objectives of the survey were:
- to understand if, and to what extent, the finance function is involved in climate change projects
- to explore areas finance professionals could be involved in
- to explore the attitude towards finance teams being involved in climate change projects
- to understand the barriers to finance being involved.
Despite nearly three quarters of respondents believing that actively engaging in tacking climate change offers significant business opportunities, nearly half of the respondents either have or plan to scale down environmental initiatives as a result of the downturn.