Oversight of Corporate Sustainability Activities Handbook

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The ways in which a company affects, and is affected by, major global trends such as population growth, an expanding urban middle class in emerging markets, demographic change, resource scarcity, and climate change – all of which fall under the rubric of “sustainability” topics as defined in the handbook – are increasingly at the core of dialogue between board and management about strategy, risk and performance.

NACD, in conjunction with EY, has identified four key recommendations for enhancing the board’s oversight of the organization’s sustainability practices and reporting. It also offers practical tools such as questions to assess if the board is “sustainability-ready,” tips for raising sustainability awareness in the organization, and a sample sustainability committee charter.