Research into the top 100 public companies shows the right board composition can boost sustainability commitments and drive change.
By now all major companies have some sort of policy on sustainability and/or environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. There is mounting pressure on boards of directors from shareholders, customers and other stakeholders who are getting nervous about sustainability or ESG inaction.
The advantages of a sustainable and responsible business are simply too compelling: increased innovation, improved employee retention, shared value creation that ultimately leads to higher profitability, and so on.
But sustainability leadership and accountability couldn’t be more fragmented. Of the world’s 100 largest public companies, only 54 ha
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