“It (sustainability Initiatives) backfires more often than people realize. But what's more important is that organizations are thinking about it and participating.”
The future of CSR in M&A
On this episode of M&A Science, Kison interviews Rima Franklin, President of Rima Franklin Consulting, and Will Sarni, Founder and CEO at Water Foundry, about aligning M&A strategy with sustainability initiatives. The discussion revolves around the intersection of sustainability and corporate initiatives, why you should consider sustainability when creating your M&A strategy, and how sustainability can increase your brand value.
Learn specific tactics you can include in your M&A strategy that take sustainability into account and hear Rima and Will's opinions on which companies are good examples to follow. They also discuss COVID-19's impact on company's sustainability efforts and what the future might look like. Rima discusses what actions you can take when CSR attempts backfire and why you should not get discouraged should this occur. Finally, Kison, Rima, and Will touch on racism and biases within the M&A industry and how you can combat these inherent biases.