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 2016 and beyond.
For CEOs and BOARDS of DIRECTORS, the key sustainability issues in 2016 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 design 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 uses of indicators of reputation capital.
For C-LEVEL EXECUTIVES, top sustainability trends in 2016 are as follows:
- 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 and communications.
For SENIOR and MIDDLE MANAGERS, the main sustainability challenges in 2016 are:
- Change Management: Problems may arise in the strategy implementation phase.
- Eco Design and Eco-efficiency: Considering the environmental impact of products.
- Green Packaging and Printing: Benefits derive from packaging and printing optimization.
- Electric and Hazardous Waste: Electric and hazardous waste requires a safe disposal.
- Waste Prevention and Recycling: Waste from business has financial and environmental costs.
- Water, Business and Sustainability: Cutting water costs, increase profits and reduce costs.
- Environmental Management System: Keeping records of environmental performance.
- Environmental Legislation and Regulation: Helping to reduce the impact on business.
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