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Future boards, sustainability and climate change

Future boards, sustainability and climate change

Coulson-Thomas, Colin (2021) Future boards, sustainability and climate change. In: Annual Directors’ Conclave – 2021, 6th-7th October, 2021, Virtual international event hosted by India's Institute of Directors.

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This speech presents recommendations of the 2021 Annual Directors Conclave. It concludes: Boards can play a key role in ensuring a focus on sustainable outcomes. Hitherto, many boards have had to balance contending interests. They have faced differing perspectives and a lack of unity of purpose. As more people are affected or become alert to present dangers, an alignment of corporate, individual, community and societal interests behind the shared objective of addressing climate change may occur. Many boards have an emerging opportunity to build a coalition of stakeholders in support of effective collective action. They should seize the moment.

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Additional Information: Closing Address and Recommendations 2021 Annual Directors Conclave. This article presents the author’s/speaker's concluding remarks and recommendations at the Annual Directors’ Conclave 2021. The theme of this year’s conclave was ‘Creating a Future-Ready Board for Investment and Inclusive Growth’. The event is organized each year by India’s Institute of Directors (
Uncontrolled Keywords: Future boards, Directors, environment, climate change, global warming, biodiversity, threats, existential threats, challenges, opportunities, uncertainty, stakeholders, social and environmental responsibility, transition, transformation, disasters, governance, negative impacts, leadership, responsible leadership, priorities and policies, natural capital, contending interests, re-purposing, unity of purpose, trust, existential challenges
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
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)
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
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