Twelve leaders from different industries, geographies, and backgrounds share their perspectives about leadership and sustainability—challenges, lessons, and aspirations.
- Rich Lesser, GLOBAL CHAIR, BCG
A conversation with Rich Lesser, Global Chair of BCG about the critical role leaders play in steering their companies toward a path of sustainability—and potential strategies they can implement in their organizations.
- Michael Kobori, CSO at Starbucks
Michael Kobori, Chief Sustainability Officer of Starbucks Coffee Co., advocates how relentless positivity is driving a sustainability-centric culture at the company.
- Theresa Jang, EVP & CFO, STANTEC
Jang talks about the roles of the board and of executive leadership in ensuring companies have a bold vision, resources, and goals.
- Scott Tannen, CEO, BOLL & BRANCH
A conversation about leading sustainably, leaving a positive mark for both consumers and the greater good, and applying a human lens to the environmental challenges our world faces.
- Noel Kinder, CSO, NIKE
Kinder describes how Nike has integrated sustainability as a core component of its day-to-day operations, what metrics and accountability mechanisms are used to leverage results, and the power of tapping into people and data to catalyze change across the company.
- Ester Baiget, CEO, NOVOZYMES
Novozymes’ triple bottom line approach aims to generate economic, environmental, and social value through its work. CEO Ester Baiget discusses how a seamless integration between sustainability and business can enable progress, while recognizing that learning is also part of the sustainability journey.
- Bill Anderson, CHAIR, SUNLIFE
Anderson says that setting ambitious ESG targets is only the start for companies to become more sustainable—it will take time and heavy lifting.
- Miguel Veiga-Pestana, Head of Corporate Affairs and CSO, RECKITT
Veiga-Pestana argues that companies need commitments that work in the long run and highlights a framework leaders can adopt for a stronger impact.
- Xavier Denoly, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SVP, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Denoly describes what led Schneider Electric to embed, gradually, sustainability into its core. He also examines experiences and required skills.
- Amy Fong, COO, FOUNTAINVEST
Fong examines how FountainVest’s adoption of ESG considerations into its due diligence process is generating value.
- Stephanie Lo, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT, SHUI ON LAND
Lo outlines how Shui On Land’s Green Pledge is successfully harnessing community support, with a 90 percent adoption rate among the company’s tenants.
- Lesly Goh, FELLOW OF CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY, FORMER CTA, THE WORLD BANK
Goh argues that challenging the conventional wisdom and bringing diversity to the boardroom can lead to better decision-making.
- Wolfgang M. Neumann, CHAIRMAN, THE SUSTAINABLE HOSPITALITY ALLIANCE
Neumann discusses the need for a stronger focus on awareness change and suggests potential incentive structures that could boost the adoption of sustainability initiatives.
- Janet De Silva, PRESIDENT & CEO, TORONTO REGION BOARD OF TRADE
De Silva explains how governments and sectors collaborate to address climate change and describes some sustainability solutions the organization is working on alongside the private sector.
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