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In todays world often described as VUCA – Volatile, uncertain complex, and ambiguous. The importance of sustainability has become essential for organizations. Companies worldwide face challenges such as changes in environments and limited resources, social conflicts and political uncertainties. These challenges are causing change in the form and methods of enterprise production, making organizations reconsider value creation.

The rise of the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) as a leadership role reflects this shift in mindset. CSOs now have responsibilities beyond managing compliance and social responsibility programs. They are tasked with instigating transformations embedding sustainability into the core operations of their companies and achieving outcomes that benefit both profitability and societal well being.

With over a decade of experience in sustainable development, the team at Sustainable Intelligence has witnessed firsthand this evolution towards sustainability being recognized not just as a moral obligation, but also as a strategic advantage for businesses. This guidebook takes an approach to enhancing resilience, managing risks effectively and uncovering avenues, for growth.

“This guidebook provides hands-on advice on how firms can incorporate ESG factors into their strategic planning and how they can apply sustainability initiatives on various levels of operations.”

This guidebook provides insights into the essential concept of data-driven decisions, the responsible utilization of artificial intelligence, sustainable finance and investment, and digital transformation. It provides hands-on advice on how firms can incorporate ESG factors into their strategic planning and how they can apply sustainability initiatives on various levels of operations, ranging from carbon footprint control and resource conservation to the company’s societal responsibility as well as ethical governance.

In addition, the guidebook covers the frameworks, metrics, and communication strategies, necessary for CSOs to evaluate, monitor and report their sustainable development performance. It also considers the organisational dynamics where the CSO acts as a change driver and persuades internal and external stakeholders to integrate sustainability.

The guidebook is rounded off with a number of case studies and top guidelines reflecting practice examples of leading firms across industries to illustrate how the idea of sustainability might be applied to offer value across the value chain. It also offers numerous templates and tools, such as sustainability models and standards, online platforms, and professional networks for CSOs.

This guidebook is useful for anyone currently in, or aspiring to be, a Sustainability Officer, whether you are an experienced executive starting a CSO role, or a CSO transitioning to the role from another part of the organization.

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