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Creating a sustainable world through leadership

From companies announcing carbon emissions reductions, to ongoing media coverage of environmental and social issues, awareness has never been greater. But is enough action being taken by leaders and companies, or is it too little too late? We surveyed hundreds of executives globally to find out.

How Boards Can be ESG Leaders, Not Followers

In June 2022, Egon Zehnder held the latest event in its Corporate Governance Exchange (CGX) series, which brings together chairs and Nomination & Remuneration Committee chairs to share insights and challenges for board members who want to increase their strategic impact. This CGX event focused on “ESG and the Role of the Board,” and featured Douglas Peterson, President and CEO of S&P Global, as a guest speaker.

Egon Zehnder Names Rachael De Renzy Channer Global Head of Sustainability

The newly created role marks one of the first formal sustainability leader appointments in the top five global executive search and leadership advisory firms.

Chief sustainability officers prosper as ESG risks mount

Rachael De Renzy Channer discusses how the Chief Sustainability Officer has become a crucial member of the corporate management team.

Four Ways to Move Your Sustainability Agenda Forward

As companies gear up to incorporate sustainability more holistically, we outline practical actions leaders can take to make progress on sustainability goals.

Egon Zehnder Global Survey Shows Strong Commitment to Sustainability and Need for More Action from Leaders

Creating a More Sustainable World Will Require Empathetic and Visionary Leadership to Guide Culture, Measurement and Talent, results show

CEOs at the Vanguard of Sustainable Growth

A sizeable minority of CEOs—one in four of those who participated in our survey—say that sustainability is already a major driver of their decisions. In this article, we shine a spotlight on these CEOs at the vanguard of the transformation to sustainable business.

From Compliance to Commitment

Mining companies are under pressure from a growing and diversifying range of stakeholders to be more sustainable. This report explores how companies can move from meeting the minimum requirements to operate to embedding ESG into who they are and how they act and includes interviews from mining leaders around the world.

For Supply Chain, Transformation Begins at the Top

Crisis is never welcome. But when it encroaches, the upheaval can usher in a period of transformation. For the Supply Chain Function, transformation will start at the top.

Egon Zehnder Snapshot on a sustainability study of European Boards

Companies adopt more socially and ecologically sustainable practices when the board includes women and environmental experts and when younger members are elected to the board on a regular basis. Such are the initial findings of a big-data study focusing on publicly traded European companies, conducted by the leadership consulting firm Egon Zehnder in cooperation with the University of Göttingen. Nina Schmarander and Carsten Wundrack from Egon Zehnder together with Professor Michael Wolff from the University of Göttingen discuss the study in this Egon Zehnder Snapshot.

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