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"Chief Sustainability Officers At Work" by Chrissa Pagitsas, 2022

Instrumental for building an understanding of the Chief Sustainability Officer role, its goals and KPIs, the required background and skills, its mandate, and the support necessary to be successful in this position

"Chief Sustainability Officers At Work" by Chrissa Pagitsas, 2022

The book "Chief Sustainability Officers At Work: How CSOs Build Successful Sustainability and ESG Strategies" by Chrissa Pagitsas gives examples of transformation towards sustainable operation from leading corporations. You will read interviews with CSOs from Coca Cola, Netflix, IKEA, Procter & Gamble, EY, Verizon, Schneider Electric, Aviva Investors, BlackRock, Barclays, JPMorgan Chase, among others.

The book is a series of interviews, where CSOs elaborate on their company uneasy ESG journey, as well as their own personal transformation. This book once again highlights the multi-dimensional nature of the CSO. CSOs typically come from within the company, a reasonable path as it is best to know the company and its operation to impact it successfully. They often have a background in communication / PR, law, regulatory affairs, or finance.

My Recommendation: A good book to build an understanding of the CSO role, its goals and KPI, the necessary background and skills, its mandate and the support necessary to be successful in this position.

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