20 Apr '11, 6pm

Giving Sustainability a Seat In the Boardroom

Giving Sustainability a Seat In the Boardroom

Given this, the integration of sustainability and governance is, in part, about the application of traditional governance activities to a 21st century operating environment. Over the past two decades, company leaders have learned that topics not previously considered relevant to business, such as human rights and climate change, can shape business success. Many have seen the hard‐won reputations of their businesses damaged by campaigns led by an increasingly vigorous civil society that is now fueled by social media. And many leaders have found it difficult to maximize the value of core assets when social and environmental questions can affect the legal license to operate. Moreover, the primacy of shareholder value, especially in the context of publicly traded companies, is subject to increasing debate.

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