The Board’s Role in Creating a Sustainable Future

The Conference Board of Canada, March 22, 2017
Recorded Webinar
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In reaction to shareholder and stakeholder shifting values, corporations now aim to develop and implement sustainability tactics that align with their business strategies.

Despite organizations adopting the appropriate mindset, there is significant room for improvement in the effectiveness of the execution and accountability of their sustainability programs. So what role does the board play in ensuring that sustainability is embedded in the organization? What does this look like in practice? What pitfalls or oversight should the board be cognizant of?

Join us as Dr. Yilmaz Argüden dives deeper into the board’s role in ensuring that a sustainability agenda is fully integrated throughout the organization.

Webinar Highlights

This 60-minute session will explore:

  • Emerging sustainability trends and standards including the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the United Nations
  • The board of directors’ role in setting the tone at the top to ensure the right climate and culture exists within the organization
  • How to create and implement an enterprise-wide sustainability vision
  • The board’s responsibility to ensure that they are equipped with the appropriate skills and processes to support sustainability initiatives
  • Practical corporate examples and key questions to aid in the development and evaluation of responsible board members

About Yilmaz

Yilmaz ArgüdenDr. Yilmaz Argüden’s experiences include private sector, public sector, international organizations, civil society organizations, and academic life. His books and articles on the boards of directors and governance, are internationally recognized. Dr. Argüden has undertaken different responsibilities on the board of directors of more than 50 companies in four different jurisdictions and served on the board of UN Global Compact, the largest global sustainability platform.

Dr. Argüden is the Chairman of ARGE Consulting which is known for his efforts to prepare institutions for the future, creative and innovative management strategies and social contributions. ARGE has served as the B20 Knowledge Partner for Governance & Sustainability and has been recognized at the European Parliament as being among the top three companies shaping the future with its corporate social responsibility projects.

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