Role Profile

Role Profile: The Rise Of The Chief Sustainability Officer

September 7th, 2021
Renee Murphy, null
Renee Murphy
Salvatore Schiano, null
Salvatore Schiano
With contributors:
Amy DeMartine , Thomas Husson , Isabelle Raposo , Peggy Dostie


The rise of the chief sustainability officer (CSO) is accelerating as companies realize their future lies in innovating new products, services, and business models that are environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable. Like the digital transformation, the sustainability transformation requires effective and experienced leaders; in this case, they must develop a sustainability vision, drive organizational change, and embed a science-based strategy into the core business model. This report details what is needed from a CSO to drive long-term stakeholder value while avoiding risky missteps.

Want to read the full report?

This report is not available for purchase at this time.

Forrester helps business and technology leaders use customer obsession to accelerate growth. That means empowering you to put the customer at the center of everything you do: your leadership strategy, and operations. Becoming a customer-obsessed organization requires change — it requires being bold. We give business and technology leaders the confidence to put bold into action, shaping and guiding how to navigate today's unprecedented change in order to succeed.