When it comes to “walking the talk” of sustainability, the type of board directors you have and their attitudes—from scepticism to fervent belief—matters.
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There is growing evidence to suggest that sustainability is getting more attention in the boardroom. However, with a big gap between board members’ aspirations regarding sustainability and its integration into the heart of their organisations’ activities, there remain questions as to just what is being discussed, how it is being discussed and why.
To get a better understanding of how seriously directors view sustainability, we interviewed non-executive directors from 50 large, well-known European companies. Their responses were both varied and refreshingly frank.
One director told us that sustainability on his board had been referre
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