Sustainability management is being disrupted along with business in general, said Aron Cramer, CEO of BSR, during a GreenBiz 17 talk on reinventing corporate sustainability.
As the field changes, so does the role and requirements of the Chief Sustainability Officer. Over the past few decades, sustainability has evolved from a risk management, reporting, and efficiency-centered practice to a data analysis, product/process development, and change management practice.
“CSOs are futurists, connectors, innovators, revenue generators and yes, also advocates,” Cramer said.
Instead of just writing reports and presenting findings, today’s CSOs need more strategic management and advocacy skills to continually innovate and push the value of sustainability deep into the corporate culture and strategic planning efforts.
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