Sustainability and the Corporate Finance Department: The CFO’s Emerging Role as Sustainability Leader

The Conference Board of Canada, February 25, 2014
Recorded Webinar
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This recorded webinar with Coro Strandberg, CSR and sustainability thought leader, explores the emerging role of the Chief Financial Officer. Coro explains why the modern risk landscape makes sustainability management an imperative for firms. She discusses the increasing role of finance and the associated drivers and trends. And she outlines the many ways in which CFOS incorporate sustainability into their roles.

Webinar Highlights

As the business world faces new risks, threats and opportunities, the role of the Chief Financial Officer is changing. Globalization, population growth, resource scarcity and other social and environmental issues are transforming the competitive landscape and affecting company prospects. Shareholders, customers, employees, auditors and other stakeholders increasingly expect companies to address sustainability issues. Forward-thinking CFOs see that sustainability is now central to value protection and creation and encourage their teams to become sustainability leaders in their firms.

About Coro

photo of Coro StrandbergCoro Strandberg is Principal of Strandberg Consulting, and is a nationally recognized corporate social responsibility and sustainability consultant. She advises corporations and organizations on the integration of sustainability into business purpose, governance, risk management, strategy and operations in ways that create business and societal value.

About Bob

photo of Bob EltonBob Elton, a seasoned finance executive, will share experience and insights from his 30 year career in finance, investment, chief executive, accounting and board director positions where he played a leadership role in sustainability strategy and governance.

About Doug

photo of Doug PearceDoug Pearce, CEO and Chief Investment Officer at British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, a major Canadian institutional investment firm, will bring an investor perspective to the webinar. He will provide his views on growing investor interest in sustainability issues, the drivers and trends, and the evolving sustainability dialogue between investors, investor relations and finance departments.

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