My defining moment? Earning a permanent seat at the table
But my defining moment as a CSO is definitely not to tell my CEO to tell someone else what they should do. It is to earn a place at his table and to get my entire organization to act, top to bottom.
In fact, sustainability leaders across many organizations have been hard at work getting their companies to engage and lead on this topic. . . .
Nearly half of Fortune 500 companies have at least one climate or clean energy goal, and over 80 percent of them publish a sustainability report, compared to less than 20 percent just a few years ago. Nearly 100 large companies have committed to sourcing 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources. Over 1,200 companies have put an internal price on carbon and using this to inform strategic decisions.