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Sustainability Management

Supporting sustainability leaders to transform companies and build long-term value

The operating environment for business is radically different than it was a decade ago, and it’s evolving every day.

Businesses must navigate the heightened expectations from investors, regulators, customers, employees, and other stakeholders; increasing geopolitical volatility and fragmentation; challenges of the accelerating energy transition; climate disruption; and emerging AI and other disruptive technologies.

All of this has massive implications for how we can achieve a more just and sustainable world and demonstrates the value of strategic resilience as businesses adapt to this new reality.

The companies that will remain competitive are embracing sustainability. Treating sustainability as a tack-on is no longer sufficient: Today’s leading companies understand the imperative to manage a holistic company renewal effort across the entire enterprise.

A strong sustainability strategy helps businesses to see around the corner, to maximize value creation opportunities, minimize financial risk, understand stakeholder expectations, and address the ethical imperative to avoid harm to people, the environment, and livelihoods.

At the center of all of this is the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO)—the indispensable linchpin responsible for steering a company to success while aligning with long-term business strategy. The CSO will be expected to collaborate with other experts in teams like Finance, Risk, Audit, Legal, and Corporate Affairs to design a robust governance approach across the entire business. The CSO will also dialogue with external stakeholders and engage with the Board of Directors. With the right focus on material risks, opportunities, and impact, combined with oversight at the highest levels, they will help guide the company to a more resilient, sustainable future.

74%

74 percent of employees would consider leaving their company if it wasn’t meeting their sustainability expectations.

90%

90 percent of Gen X consumers are willing to spend 10 percent or more for sustainable products.

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91 percent of banks monitor ESG, along with 24 global credit rating agencies, 71 percent of fixed-income investors, and over 90 percent of insurers.

How We Can Help

Adding Value to Your Business and Society

BSR’s experts can help your business transform to meet existing and emerging sustainability challenges. We partner with our member companies, helping them to see around the corner and to be prepared with strategies and roadmaps that anticipate risks and capture opportunities on emerging environmental, societal, and governance issues. We partner with our members through an iterative process, that starts with understanding the context of your market through to strategy development, stakeholder engagement and performance reporting.


Who We Work With

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Case Studies

Climate Scenarios with the National Association of Corporate Directors

BSR and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) collaborated on a joint climate scenarios workshop for NACD’s Climate Continuous Learning Cohort, demonstrating the potential and value of these scenarios to navigate risks and opportunities for boards.

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Sustainability Insights

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So, You’ve Completed a Materiality Assessment. Now What?

Materiality assessments are a key part of companies' effective sustainability and business management. Explore next steps that companies can take after this exercise.


Tools and Resources

Sustainability Management Resources

Our sample collection of BSR member-exclusive resources, including implementation toolkits, deep-dive topic briefings and reports, and other valuable content from our global team of sustainability experts.
Reporting 101: An Introduction to Sustainability Reporting
Compensation Tied to ESG Performance
Goal-Setting Best Practices
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BSR Members Only


Collaboration

Collective Solutions for Meaningful Impact

Our collaborative initiatives enable companies to transform their businesses while creating shared solutions to global challenges and make a meaningful systemic impact.

Our Experts

Depth of Experience and Knowledge

Our Sustainability Management team consists of global experts across multiple industries, bringing a depth of experience in developing sustainable business strategies and solutions.

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Christine Diamente

Managing Director, Transformation

London

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Adam Fishman

Associate Director, Transformation

New York

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Scarlet George

Manager, Technology Sectors

San Francisco

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Renata Greenberg

Director, Transformation

Copenhagen

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Rosa Kusbiantoro

Director, Transformation

Singapore

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Olivia Li

Manager, Transformation

Shanghai

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Beth Richmond

Director, Transformation

New York

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Sophie Tripier

Manager, EU Reporting

Paris

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Nine Weijenborg

Associate Director, Transformation and Financial Services

Paris

Let’s talk about how BSR can help you to transform your business and achieve your sustainability goals.

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