Create business value by delivering a sustainable future for all
Over the past few decades we have seen a significant shift in businesses’ role in society. Whilst shareholder capitalism has delivered economic growth, it has left a path of social and environmental destruction in its wake. And amidst the health and economic crises wrought by COVID-19, as well as the calls for social justice in many countries, there is renewed focus on how companies need to evolve to be more resilient and responsive to the needs of all its stakeholders.
Both the US Business Roundtable and the World Economic Forum have recently re-defined the purpose of a company – from Shareholder Primacy to Stakeholder Capitalism. Leading companies are now embracing purpose beyond profit, recognising that “without a sense of purpose, no company, either public or private, can achieve its full potential. It will ultimately lose the license to operate from key stakeholders.” (Blackrock CEO Larry Fink, 2018 letter to CEOs)
Business sustainability is taking on a new urgency, with demands from investors, consumers and employees alike. The sustainability revolution is upon us and, like the digital revolution that preceeded it, promises to fundamentally change everything.
Specifically designed for business leaders, this course will demystify business sustainability and provide insight as to why now, more than ever, it’s time to create a new “business normal” that delivers a sustainable future for all stakeholders. You will get insights into trends & frameworks and the role of technology – and you will learn how to start building a sustainability business case for your organization.