BWise increased Awareness of Responsible Business Practices by hosting
Sustainability Session in Stockholm
New York, NY and ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, October 15, 2012 – BWise, a NASDAQ OMX company and a global leader in Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) software, reported today on a successful Sustainability Session hosted on September 19th in Stockholm. BWise, together with PwC Sweden and a large Scandinavian Financial Services company presented during a breakfast session methods to increase the importance of responsible business to achieve sustainable results.
The breakfast session included discussions on sustainability trends, software solutions and pragmatic approaches to manage sustainability issues across different industries. Participants, including representatives of Scandinavians largest companies, agreed on the importance of sustainability initiatives and the relevancy for all industries. Sustainability is high on the agenda of organizations to take action on in 2013.
During the session, PwC Sweden addressed current trends in the market, providing the audience insight on the evolving market and increasing awareness of sustainability, encouraging action within companies. One of the largest financial services in Northern Europe presented its practical approach towards sustainability. The presentations included the steps taken by the organization and what steps needs to be taken regarding financial crime, responsible investments, ecological footprint and sustainability (CSR) reporting. BWise completed the session with insights supporting companies with its software solution for sustainability initiatives. Including the benefits of the Integrated Reporting approach, following the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), where sustainability and financial frameworks are combined into one integrated reporting as part of the BWise Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) Platform.
Marcel Starink, Managing Director Northern Europe, BWise, said, “We are pleased to witness the increasing awareness that responsible business is a prerequisite for sustainable results. This session confirmed our vision on a pragmatic and integrated approach to sustainability initiatives. BWise is looking forward supporting companies in their journey to become better performing, responsible and sustainable businesses.”
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