Defining corporate sustainability

In the first major initiative since joining forces with IEMA, the Global Association of Corporate Sustainability Officers (GACSO) has launched a new white paper that aims to define corporate sustainability.

The white paper, Defining corporate sustainability, is seeking to establish a lexicon of sustainability terms to build a shared understanding of business critical sustainability challenges across a wide range of occupations and sectors.

It sets out proposed directions for defining corporate sustainability and these will now the subject of a major consultation exercise with IEMA and GACSO sustainability professionals to establish a common consensus on key definitions.

Commenting on the initiative, Francis Sullivan, GACSO founding member and deputy head of global corporate sustainability at HSBC, said: “The sustainability landscape needs focus and agreement – ...

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