The accelerating role of the Chief Sustainability Officer

As companies join the dots between environmental and social well-being and business resilience, the Chief Sustainability Officer’s role is changing.

  • Higher Standards – Expectations from the sustainability team have increased as companies now demand higher health, safety and sustainability standards.
  • Strategy + Risk – Sustainability is increasingly expected to be part of core strategy and risk mitigation, and the CSO is now expected to be aligned to both strategy and risk teams.
  • ESG Reporting –The CSO’s work now matters even more to the CEO and CFO with increased ESG reporting. Further, there is increasing pressure from the financial world to link economic and business performance with sustainability targets to calculate executive pay.