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Corporate Leadership for Environment Friendly and Sustainable Growth

Corporate Leadership for Environment Friendly and Sustainable Growth

Coulson-Thomas, Colin (2020) Corporate Leadership for Environment Friendly and Sustainable Growth. Effective Executive, XXXIII (3). pp. 7-20. ISSN 0972-5172

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Abstract

Directors, boards and business leaders face the challenge of pressure to recover from a widespread and deep recession caused by the impact of COVID-19 and Government and public responses to it without reverting to previous practices that damage the environment, reduce biodiversity and contribute to climate change, and a historic window of opportunity to seize the moment and review, re-purpose, re-boot and transition to more environment friendly, inclusive, responsible and sustainable policies, practices and development models. Board leadership and programme management have vital roles to play in creating the ‘new normal’ that emerges from the current situation and ensuring future changes and initiatives address inclusion and environmental concerns and longer-term challenges such as climate change. Key skills for directors and corporate leaders include: listening, visioning and communication; identifying relevant sources of objective advice; stakeholder consultation, engagement and involvement; understanding evolving stakeholder aspirations, preferences and priorities; and knowing what questions to ask in relation to: climate change; issue monitoring and management; water and energy security issues; pollution prevention and waste management; the circular economy; collaboration and responding to environmental challenges and opportunities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Leadership, Corporate leadership, Board leadership, Directors, Boards of directors, Governance, Sustainability, Environmental sustainability, Covid-19, Environment, Biodiversity, climate change, Environment friendly, Re-purpose, Reboot, Transition, Inclusive, Responsible leadership, Programme management, Directorial skills, Listening, Visioning, Communication, Stakeholders, Stakeholder engagement, Stakeholder involvement, Stakeholder communication, Stakeholder aspirations, Stakeholder preferences, Stakeholder priorities, Issue monitoring and management, Stakeholder management, water and energy security, waste management, circular economy, collaboration, environmental challenges and opportunities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/30212

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