Model Charter for Sustainability Committee of the Board

By NACD Staff


Committee Charter Sample

In Brief: The purpose of a sustainability committee is to review significant policies and performance and provide guidance on matters relating to sustainability; oversee and monitor the company’s vision and values; advise the board and management on significant public issues that are pertinent to the company and its stakeholders; and assist management in setting strategy, establishing goals and integrating sustainability into strategic and tactical business activities across the company to create long-term shareholder value. 

How boards can use this resource:

  • Review an example of duties and responsibilities assigned to a sustainability committee

  • Understand the structure and operations of this committee

Most relevant audiences: Board members, ESG/CSR committee members, risk committee members, board chair and/or lead independent director

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