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Helping Empower Boards to Unlock the Value of Corporate Sustainability

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Board members can play a pivotal role in helping companies unlock the value of corporate sustainability.

Open a newspaper or tune into a radio show, and it’s a good bet you’ll run into a story about growing mistrust of companies and their leaders.

The sense that some of our current incentive systems seem to be driving risky and in some cases immoral behavior has catalyzed a public call for transparency, accountability, better governance and stewardship of our common resources. One major change people seek is commitment to sustainable business principles and subsequent global action.

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5 ways boards of directors can support sustainability

board-meetingWhile corporate responsibility has risen as a strategic priority for many companies, boards have not been driving this change. The UN Global Compact LEAD board program conducts extensive surveys and interviews with board members, which have revealed some significant key areas where board members often are not aligned. Those key areas are what sustainability means, what value it brings to the company, whether it adds to (or subtracts from) profit and innovation, what the risks and opportunities of sustainability are and who the most important stakeholders are for the company’s success or failure.

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Sustainability and Innovation: Two Sides of the Same Coin

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Innovation and Sustainability are two sides of the same coin

EDP is a multinational company that focuses on electricity generation, distribution and commercialization; its Brazil operations represent 20% of its worldwide net revenue. But EDP Brazil is about much more than the electricity. It is about questioning assumptions, protecting our environment and nurturing sustainable growth in our society.  And it is about doing all those things while adding to the financial bottom line.

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