Sustainability

How to Identify and Develop the Next Generation of Sustainable Leaders

 



At Reuters’ Responsible Business USA, Kurt Harrison, sustainability co-head at Russell Reynolds Associates, sets out how organizations can embed sustainability across their leadership cultures and talent frameworks.

Businesses are under growing pressure from investors, consumers, employees and regulators to pivot their organizations to a more sustainable future.

However, research by the United Nations Global Compact and Accenture shows that while 92 percent of CEOs believe integration of sustainability is critical to business success, only 48 percent are actually integrating sustainability into their operations.

To close the gap between rhetoric and reality, organizations must identify and develop the next generation of sustainable leaders.

At Responsible Business USA, Kurt Harrison sets out how organizations can rise to this challenge and embed sustainability across their leadership cultures and talent frameworks.

Drawing on research carried out in partnership with the UNGC, Kurt also reveals the four specific characteristics possessed by CEOs and board leaders who are already delivering sustainability outcomes alongside financial success.

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