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The Seven Pillars of Sustainability Leadership (General Counsel Business Implications)

June 2016 | Publication

Sustainability-related risks and opportunities can no longer be ignored by companies wishing to remain competitive in the long term. However, many business leaders continue to struggle with integrating sustainability practices into their organizations, and few company boards allocate adequate time to discussions on sustainability issues. General counsel play an important role in ensuring sustainability is embedded in their companies’ strategic planning and that company boards take these issues seriously. This report examines the key business practices that define leadership in corporate sustainability and provides guidance on how general counsel and boards of directors can steer their organizations toward sustainability leadership.

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Thomas Singer

Principal Researcher
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