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How Boards Are Handling ESG

Nominating and governance committee chairs weigh in on how the boards should handle ESG.

From Risk to Reward

C-suite leaders and sustainability experts share how a focus on ESG is transforming the mining industry.

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.

Waiting for G-Force

In the quest for a more sustainable world, Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) principles continue to be a force for change. But experts in the space warn that success will only be realized when participants focus on G – governance. Without governance from the business sector, no environmental or social goals will be met.

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.

ESG Making Its Move in a COVID-19 World

Our aim is to create an ESG Alternative Debt Community to advance the SDG: What does “good” look like in a post-COVID world?

Fresh Impetus for Greater Sustainability in Boards: Women Drive Corporate Sustainability Forward

BERLIN / GÖTTINGEN – March 23, 2021 – 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.

CEOs: The Architects of Prosperity

As CEOs lead us through complexity into a better future, they must maintain strong values—recognizing their responsibility to use unwavering humanity as their compass when making decisions or changing paths.

What It Takes to Be a Sustainability Leader Today

For all of the urgency around economic, social, and governance issues, actions around the globe are uneven and slow moving. Before the coronavirus struck, Egon Zehnder spoke with Benet Northcote, former GreenPeace UK Chief Policy Officer and Director of Corporate Responsibility at the John Lewis Partnership, about the biggest challenges sustainability leaders face, how they are helping organizations make progress, and what key characteristics sustainability leaders need to be successful in transforming their companies—and the world.

Family Business & Sustainability - Expert Interview with German Herrera

The Sustainability Board Report sat down virtually with German Herrera of Egon Zehnder to better understand the dynamics of family business and their approach to sustainability.

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