The Changing role of the Chief Sustainability Officer

26 January 2023 at 12:00 (CET)
When 26 January 2023 at 12:00 (CET)
Where Online
Duration 1 hour 30 minutes

The Changing role of the Chief Sustainability Officer

This unique community will engage the senior-most executives who are taking the lead in driving sustainability efforts in their institution. In this Circle consisting only of IMD’s strategic clients, we will share cutting-edge thought leadership and research in this field, with an applied focus and practical application. You will find a safe and engaging space to learn from shared challenges and and exchange with a group of like-minded changemakers ensuring that sustainability is a core part of the corporate strategy.

Join IMD professor Julia Binder along with a select group of senior sustainability leaders for Our first Sustainability Leaders Circle virtual dialogue of the year on January 26, 2023 from 12:00 to 13:30 CET, where we will focus on The Changing role of the Chief Sustainability Officer.

The CSO’s remit varies widely across industries and companies, depending on the areas in which they have the greatest social and environmental impact and risks. But it’s clear the role is evolving quickly and the CSO’s influence and impact is growing.

CSOs interpret changes in the external sustainability environment, work out the strategic consequences for their firm, and then ensure that their firm delivers on its commitments. This requires an ability to communicate internally and externally about business risks and opportunities, as well as build relationships and break down barriers. 

CSOs must also develop a deep understanding of the firm’s operations to be able to identify levers for delivering improvements in its sustainability performance. Over the past decade the role has transformed from focusing mostly on compliance and communications to one embedded much more in business development, requiring a complex new set of skills and relationships.  

In this Virtual Dialogue, we will discuss this evolution in more detail and will provide concrete strategies for increasing your impact within your organization. The dialogue also serves as a platform for building a learning community among sustainability leaders.

The Changing role of the Chief Sustainability Officer

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26 January 2023 at 12:00 (CET) – Online