In his book Good to Great, Jim Collins notes that “Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline”

Don’t let external ESG ratings dictate your strategy. Craft your strategy to deliver value.

50 Board Meetings . . . One Question — In our experience, having participated in over fifty Fortune 500 Board of Directors meetings, there is always one question the independent sustainability advisor is asked: “How do we stack up?”

The Corporate Sustainability Scorecard was developed for CEOs and board members to answer that question – and to provide C-suite executives with a framework for taking action. This simple tool measures progress on your company’s sustainability journey and helps you to plan strategically. The Corporate Sustainability Scorecard™ C-suite rating system is a comprehensive assessment and planning tool.

Executives use the Scorecard to answer three simple questions:

  1. How do we stack up today (on a one-to-four maturity scale) vis-à-vis sustainability – compared with:
    • Competitors and other peer companies?
    • Best practices today?
    • Where leaders are heading?
  2. Where do we want to be tomorrow – given the competitive landscape, our own ambitions and the speed needed to win in the marketplace?
  3. How do we get from here to there?

Since 1999, ~100 major companies globally have used the Scorecard to shape strategic conversations and set priorities. It is a logical, structured framework that speaks the language of the CEO and board.