09 Feb '12, 1pm

Are Chief Sustainability Officers on their Way Out?

To further support the logic presented by Barbra and Binny, it makes sense to have an accountable individual from a systems perspective – much like we see the “management representative” in strategic management systems approaches. Without this individual, coordinated and systematic efforts across the organization that are designed for synergy (like EcoMagination) can be alotogether impossible. However, if this individual is more “responsible” for execution as opposed to “accountable” for coordination and strategic plan development across business units or silo’s (that are “responsible” for execution), the position is doomed to failure. It would be the equivalent of expecting regional finance executives to manage the business without delegation into the organization and coordination by a CFO. Much of this can be done by policy and by embedding it in other positions for sure...

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2012/02/09/is-the-chie...

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