Should Sustainability Have a Seat in the C-Suite?

My latest case study for Harvard Business Review is up and open for comments. It zeroes in on a dilemma focused by many companies these days: should a Chief Sustainability Officer by hired? Sustainability gets a lot of attention these days but companies wonder whether it is best addressed by the executives currently running the business or an outsider with deep knowledge of the subject matter, possible strategies, reporting requirements, etc.

Compelling arguments can be made for each option. Read the case and weigh in with your thoughts.

The case will appear in the December 2010 issue of the print publication. It was co-authored with Rupert Davis, head of the sustainability practice at MontaRosa — a innovative leadership company.

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