Where Sustainability Executives Fall in Today’s Organizational Structure

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Where Sustainability Executives Fall in Today’s Organizational Structure

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Monday, October 17, 2011 - 7:38am

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“As sustainability initiatives become ever more closely tied to risk management, and as companies do more reporting of their sustainability efforts and liabilities, the issue is moving out of its organizational silo into a more-prominent place...” –CFO.com
 
Does the business world need a Chief Sustainability Officer?  Where would this role report in a traditional business structure?
 
The article, One More Job for the CFO: Sustainability, examines a recent Ernst & Young report focused on this very topic of organizational positioning of sustainability.  Highlighting increasing expectations of stakeholders and a more direct tie to corporate performance, the E&Y research points to a need for more financial oversight and alignment.
 
"There is a definite increase in the number of CFOs recognizing the importance of the sustainability function.  It's a business opportunity. It isn't just about reporting. It's about the opportunity for increased revenue generation and reduced costs.” - Ann Brockett, Ernst & Young   Click here to continue reading Where Sustainability Executives Fail in Today's Organizational Structure. 
 

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