Companies that are leaders in sustainability today (and those that strive to be) do more than reduce their footprint. They also embed sustainability principles into the core of their businesses. This Council is targeted at chief sustainability officers from innovative companies that have been working at sustainability for many years. These companies reshape and dramatically enhance sustainability efficiencies for their customers, which helps drive top-line sales growth. Discussions among council members cover:
- Setting the company’s sustainability strategy – or, more accurately, embedding sustainability principles into corporate strategy
- Super-pleasing customers – delivering products, services, and solutionsthat drive major reductions in a customer’s environmental footprint, while strengthening efficiency, decision-making, and competitive advantage
- Linking sustainability and innovation throughout the company – all driving toward zero footprint, bottom-line profit, and societal benefit
This Council provides a forum for chief sustainability officers to share ideas and best practices. Members discuss how they work to deliver products and solutions with sustainability principles at their core – and how they help integrate sustainability into R&D, strategy, and marketing functions.
Who should join?
Chief Sustainability Officers (by title or de facto) are the primary members of this Council. Others will includevice president/director of technology, research & development, strategic planning, and marketing, who are engaged in developing products, services, and solutions that have sustainability principles at their core.
Deputy Leader, Global Sustainability Center; Program Director, Sustainability Council I: Strategy and Implementation; Sustainability Council II: Innovation and Growth; and the Chief Environment, Health and Safety Officers’ Council