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Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change: Leading with Innovation

Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change: Leading with Innovation

Coulson-Thomas, Colin (2019) Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change: Leading with Innovation. Effective Executive, XXII (2). pp. 46-61. ISSN 0972-5172

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Public and stakeholder concern over the environment and climate change and the global nature of related challenges and opportunities have implications for many directors and boards. They raise a variety of issues that boards should address, including the adequacy of governance arrangements, contribution to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the nature of the leadership required to align business and social priorities, objectives and outcomes and the nature, scale and timing of required responses. In regard to climate resilient smart cities, sustainable energy supply choices, pollution prevention, waste and water management, green growth and market solutions, there is scope for collective as well as corporate action and for creative strategies, innovation and entrepreneurship. Boards need to reassess corporate capabilities to participate in collaborative responses. The exercise of environmental leadership might rebuild reputation, trust and inter-generational rapport, ensure a more sustainable, inclusive, fulfilling and healthier future for mankind, and benefit damaged eco-systems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Leadership, Sustainability, Environmental sustainability, Climate Change, Innovation, Innovation and Change Management, Global environmental crisis, Governance, Corporate Governance, Culture, Culture change, Environmental governance, UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN Environment Programme, Climate resilient smart cities, Sustainable development, Sustainable urban development, Sustainable energy, Sustainable water management, Waste management, Pollution prevention, Water crisis management, Green growth, Market solutions, Directors, Boards, Collaboration, Collaborative responses
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW)
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Leadership & Organisational Behaviour Research Group (LOB)
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