The latest research findings show that important developments about CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY are rising into mid-to-large organizations at a local and global level. That’s why several SUSTAINABILITY TRENDS will have to be considered by TOP MANAGEMENT in 2013 and beyond.
For CEOs & BOARDS of DIRECTORS, the key sustainability issues in 2013 are:
- Motivational drivers of Board adoption and oversight of corporate sustainability.
- Allocation of resources and assignment of responsibility for sustainability initiatives.
- Use of widely recognized standards to create and implement sustainability programs.
- Sustainability performance measurements and reporting issues, practices and tools.
- Corporate response to shareholder activism in corporate governance and sustainability.
- New investor expectations about social and environmental risks facing the company.
- Awareness of stakeholders engagement and use of indicators of reputational capital.
For C-LEVEL EXECUTIVES, the top sustainability trends in 2013 are:
- Pursuit of alternative business strategies through IT and new service industries.
- Legislative and regulatory pressure from energy, environmental and climate laws.
- Research on sustainability and the link between sustainability and profitability.
- Access to sustainability information and new responsibilities for sustainability.
- Use of sustainability standards in planning social and environmental activities.
- Financial and extra-financial metrics for assessing sustainability performance.
- Disclosure of sustainability data for sustainability reporting & communications.
For SENIOR & MIDDLE MANAGERS, the main sustainability challenges in 2013 are:
- Change Management: problems may emerge in the strategy implementation phase.
- Eco Design & Eco-efficiency: eco design considers the environmental impact of products.
- Green Packaging & Printing: benefits derive from packaging and printing optimization.
- Electric & Hazardous Waste: electric and hazardous waste requires a safe disposal.
- Waste Prevention & Recycling: waste from business has financial and environmental costs.
- Water, Business & Sustainability: cutting water costs increase profits and reduce costs.
- Environmental Management System: keeping records of environmental performance.
- Environmental Legislation & Regulation: helping to reduce the impact of business.
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