Trends Report

The Four Types Of Chief Sustainability Officers

Pick The Right CSO To Drive Your Firm’s Sustainability Transformation

October 27th, 2021
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Salvatore Schiano
With contributors:
Amy DeMartine , Thomas Husson , Melissa Bongarzone , Isabelle Raposo , Diane Lynch


Chief sustainability officers (CSOs) set the sustainability vision, drive organizational change, and embed a sustainability strategy into the core business model. However, different firms require different types of CSOs to drive such significant transformation. This report describes the common CSO characteristics and defines four types of CSOs to help sustainability and risk pros identify where their strengths match company needs to attain the perfect CSO-company fit.

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