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Board Governance & ESG Sustainability

Our board governance and sustainability services aim to help boards navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by sustainable development issues. While many boards are making strides in sustainable development by establishing board committees and sub-committees, there needs to be more focus on all the moving parts of sustainability, including increased education on relevant issues and a mix of individuals who together can challenge the status quo.

We’ve worked with some of the world’s leading companies to build sustainable board advisories from the ground up. Our work is tailored to each client’s unique industry context and goals. To be effective stewards of sustainability, boards must cultivate a positive board culture and healthy board dynamics. While chairs play a key role in facilitating the efficient performance of the board functions, it is equally important to develop a culture of curiosity and transparency among board members, which can help embed sustainability into board agendas and ultimately help boards be better equipped to handle the complexities of sustainable development matters.


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Olli Laurén

Olli Laurén

Washington, D.C.

Olli Lauren serves as a senior adviser in Washington DC. He is also a member of Egon Zehnder’s Global Machinery & Industrial Technology practice. Read more

Christina Ng

Christina Ng

Washington, D.C.

Based in Washington, D.C., Christina Ng is active in Egon Zehnder’s Health Practice and Public & Social Sector Practice. A seasoned senior leader and… Read more

Kim Henderson

Kim Henderson

Washington, D.C. Office Leader

Kim Henderson, Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s Washington, D.C. office, previously led the firm’s Consumer Practice for the Americas. Read more


Thought Leadership | Board Governance & ESG Sustainability

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Stewards of Sustainability

Stewards of Sustainability

The 2022 Sustainability Board Report recommends that companies increase their sustainability engagement with diversity, education and self-reflection. Read more

The Power of Procurement: Tackling the Climate Challenge

The Power of Procurement: Tackling the Climate Challenge

The fight against climate change has never been more urgent. Between 2011 and 2020, average global temperatures were roughly 1.1°C higher than those between… Read more

Navigating ESG business risks in the transport & logistics industry

Navigating ESG business risks in the transport & logistics industry

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, sustainability has progressed from being a mere buzzword to becoming a critical driver of success. Read more

How leaders can build the green road ahead for transport and logistics

How leaders can build the green road ahead for transport and logistics

In our increasingly interconnected world, transport and logistics (T&L) play a vital role in ensuring the smooth flow of people, goods, and resources across… Read more

Stop Iterating and Start Moving on Sustainability

Stop Iterating and Start Moving on Sustainability

In conversation with Anna-Marie Slot, Board Member of Net Zero Lawyers Alliance Read more

The Power of Partnership: Building Trust for Sustainable Transformation

The Power of Partnership: Building Trust for Sustainable Transformation

As sustainability gains prominence on board agendas, leaders convened at the World Economic Forum earlier this year to discuss enhancing competencies, highlighting the transformative… Read more

Leading the Boardroom: Insights on Good Board Governance and Managing Dissent

Leading the Boardroom: Insights on Good Board Governance and Managing Dissent

In a recent session of Egon Zehnder’s Directors Development Program, the focus was on the nuanced role of the chair and the delicate art… Read more

Role of the Chairperson, Good Board Governance and Managing Dissent in the Boardroom

Role of the Chairperson, Good Board Governance and Managing Dissent in the Boardroom

A wide-ranging discussion of important issues that impact the successful functioning of a board Read more

The Role of the Board in a Crisis and Dilemmas in Corporate Governance

The Role of the Board in a Crisis and Dilemmas in Corporate Governance

Managing crises from the board’s perspective, and how the chair and members can play a role in mitigating negative outcomes. Read more

ESG and the Role of the Board

ESG and the Role of the Board

Shailesh Haribhakti speaks about the current state of ESG and what a board should do to ensure ESG goals are met Read more

Best Practices of High-Performing Board

Best Practices of High-Performing Board

Lessons learned and the future of board governance Read more

The Fundamentals of Corporate Governance

The Fundamentals of Corporate Governance

One of the sessions of Egon Zehnder’s Directors Program looked at the “Fundamentals of Corporate Governance,” examining a broad set of recommendations and challenges… Read more

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