The Leadership in Corporate Sustainability Survey has been launched by Board Agenda in partnership with Mazars, the international auditing and accounting firm. The research and subsequent report is being produced in association with the INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre. It will be the first survey to uncover the state of sustainability thinking among European companies and the role of the board in ensuring it has a place at the heart of corporate decision-making.
Anthony Carey, partner and head of board practice at Mazars in the UK, said: “Sustainability should now be high on the agenda of boards across Europe, with the European Commission’s major initiative on sustainable finance and the emphasis given to it in the new UK Code of Corporate Governance.
“Focusing on sustainability makes good business sense in terms of meeting employee and customer expectations and avoiding expensive regulatory challenges. It also enable the business to make its best possible contribution to society.”
Ron Soonieus ,Executive-in-Residence with INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre said: “Very few boards now dismiss sustainability, but integrating it into corporate governance and their business strategy remains challenging for many companies”
The survey and subsequent report will reveal whether company leaders are paying enough attention to sustainability and how much boards know about the subject.
The Board Agenda survey will ask how closely aligned sustainability policies are to strategy or whether sustainability is siloed, at arm’s length from the heart of European businesses. It will look at the processes boards use to integrate sustainability policies and how the topic has grown as a core issue. Your participation is strongly recommended and highly appreciated.
Take the Leadership in Corporate Sustainability Survey and provide your insight on this critically important issue.
The survey results will be available in an online report due to be published in November 2018