Who’s responsible for your company’s sustainability initiatives?

A new report sheds light on where ESG and CSR pros sit in the organization—and reveals the massive opportunity for communicators to get involved.

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The rise of ESG and CSR pros

Consumers increasingly expect—and demand—high ethical standards for the companies they patronize.

In response, businesses around the world continue to seek ways to demonstrate their commitment to “corporate social responsibility” or “environmental, social and governance” concerns. The shift is fueling a massive rise of ambitious ESG and CSR organizational efforts—as well as a big push to find talent who can deliver on grand promises. But who’s filling those roles, and where should they sit and fit in the org chart?

Now, as leaders at COP26 meet in Glasgow to tackle climate change, a new report from The Conference Board highlights how companies can better integrate sustainability into their business models. The report’s insights come from a survey of more than 100 sustainability executives, supplemented by in-depth interviews and a roundtable discussion with more than 100 sustainability executives.

Additional insights include:

1. Where does sustainability sit within the company?

2. What occupies the sustainability leader’s time?

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