Stewards Of The Future: A Guide For Competent Boards

January 12, 2022|
Stewards Of The Future: A Guide For Competent Boards by Helle Bank Jorgensen
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Climate- and ESG-competent boards are in high demand by investors and other stakeholders. In fact, climate change and other environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues have become some of the biggest challenges faced by 21st-century board directors.

Today's boards must contend with a wide range of stakeholders who can affect the fortunes of a company-customers, suppliers, employees, shareholders, politicians, activists, and social-media influencers, among others.

This book argues that for long-term profits and sustainability, boards need to not only define the purpose of their company in society but have the insight to ask the right questions of management on complex issues such as climate change, ESG, corruption, cybersecurity, human trafficking, supply-chain resilience, and much more.

With insightful contributions from over one hundred world leaders as well as relevant international case studies, this book provides board members and executives with a practical guide to mitigate the risks and seize the opportunities.

Insights include the following:- ESG disclosures must meet the same robust standards as reports on financial performance. Few individuals currently understand how to collect, test, and present ESG data in the same rigorous format as financial data.- For corporate boards, the focus is shifting from how a company's activities impact climate to how climate change will hurt or help the company's financial performance.- Upcoming ESG changes will be so significant that most companies will have to rethink their entire business model. To tackle those issues effectively, boards must include younger and more diverse members.- Boards that fail to tackle climate change risk facing a wave of lawsuits, like those that engulfed asbestos manufacturers in the 1980s.- The transition to a net-zero or net-positive economy may create the greatest commercial opportunities of our time.- Cybersecurity has become a key business risk. Companies will be judged on how well, and how proactively, they respond.The insights shared in this book have one common message: the companies with the best chance of surviving and thriving will be guided by leaders with the foresight, knowledge, and determination to tackle the daunting challenges that confront all of humankind.
Helle Bank Jorgensen is the CEO of Competent Boards, which offers the global online ESG Competent Boards Certificate and Designation Program with a faculty of over 100 renowned international board members, executives, and experts.She has a 30-year track record in turning Environment, Social, Governance (ESG), Climate, and Sustainabilit...
Title:Stewards Of The Future: A Guide For Competent Boards
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Published:January 12, 2022
Publisher:Barlow Books
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781988025766

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