Better BoardsThe successful board and CEO must focus on sustainability — an effort that should be supported  by an ably qualified board committee.

Social, economic, and environmental forces present the most formidable threats and the greatest opportunities for your company to grow shareholder value in the 21st century. Corporations in the consumer, information technology, industrial, materials, and energy sectors are at risk due to the increasing loss and degradation of natural resources. Companies may face labor shortages, or resistance from communities and stakeholders that can hamper operations, increase costs, and reduce output. On the flip side, businesses in all sectors, including financial, can mitigate risks, reduce costs, and increase profits by helping to solve the world’s most daunting problems, such as education and workforce development, gender inequality, ecosystems loss, food insecurity, health care needs, and human rights abuses. more…