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Your Path to Sustainable Leadership

Updated: Feb 5

Sustainability has emerged as the defining issue of our time. Our legacy depends on our willingness to act.

The value of sustainable leadership has never been clearer. By delivering long-term benefits for investors, employees, customers, and the wider community, sustainable leaders can outperform the competition while creating financial value. Investors provide access to more favorable financing. Top talent wants to work for them. More customers trust them. And they unlock new market opportunities.

The skills leaders need to deliver sustainability action

The question is, how can CEOs, boards, and other executives offer the sustainable leadership that will drive visible progress on the sustainability metrics that matter?What sets sustainable leaders apart? And how can you make sustainability core to the DNA of your leadership team?

The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) to study a group of pioneering CEOs and board members who have effectively integrated sustainability into business strategy.

The research identifies the differentiating characteristics of sustainable leaders and provides a playbook for how you too can make sustainable leadership core to your organization.

  • 92% of CEOs believe the integration of sustainability is critical to business success.

  • 48% of companies are actually implementing sustainability in their operations

  • 21% of CEOs believe business is currently playing a critical role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

  • 4% of role specifications demand sustainability experience or mindsets

The Business case for sustainability

Your corporation is under growing pressure to look beyond profits and quarterly performance to deliver genuine long-term value for all stakeholders: your employees, customers, suppliers, and the communities in which you operate. Experience shows that corporations that integrate the sustainability agenda into their business enjoy substantial benefits to their bottom line.

  • Access favorable financing

  • Attract top talent

  • Unlock new market opportunities

  • Grow your customer base

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