26 Sep '11, 12pm

Secrets of Chief Sustainability Officers Revealed

Secrets of Chief Sustainability Officers Revealed

If you dream of moving up the ranks to one day assuming the role of chief sustainability officer (CSO), you'll probably want to download a copy of the new report, "CSO Back Story" The report released today by the Weinreb Group chronicles the recent rise of the CSO and identifies the major players in the market and how they got there. What the group found may surprise you. Just four of the 29 CSOs identified at publicly-traded companies have MBA degrees, and all but four were hired internally, having proven themselves as business leaders during an average of 16 years at the company. All have their own budgets, while just 12 sit on executive committees that make all strategic decisions, including those unrelated to sustainability. Dow was the first company to appoint a CSO in 2004 when it named Linda Fisher to the role. "This data demonstrates the value for executive leaders...

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