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Decoding the CSO

The newest role in the sustainability landscape

With more and more organisations making sustainability a top priority, a new executive role has emerged: the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO). But what exactly does a CSO do?

In the latest episode of the Future Sight podcast, we dive deep into the responsibilities of a CSO, and the challenges organisations face in achieving their sustainability targets. This timely conversation covers:

  • Lessons from other executive roles like digital transformation and DEI, which can help the CSO position succeed
  • Strategies for overcoming the organisational inertia that often hinders progress towards sustainability goals
  • How to balance the 8 key responsibilities of the role effectively

Don’t miss out on this valuable conversation about a role that could shape the future of sustainability. Listen now!

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Our speakers

Elisa Farri

Vice President | Co-lead of The Management Lab by Capgemini Invent
Elisa Farri is an author, advisor and former researcher at the Harvard Business School Europe Research Center. She nurtures relationships with management thinkers at the world’s top business schools. She is a member of the Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2023 and co-lead of Capgemini Invent’s Management Lab, a global think-tank that aims to democratize management and bridge the latest management ideas into practice.

Stuart Crainer

Author, editor, adviser, and entrepreneur | Co- founder Thinkers50
Stuart co-founded Thinkers50, a global platform for management ideas. He authored The Financial Times Handbook of Management, The Management Century, and a biography of the management guru Tom Peters. Stuart was a columnist for The Times, contributing editor to Strategy+ Business, and editor of Business Strategy Review. Stuart has co-written a few books, including Gravy Training and Generation Entrepreneur, available in 15+ languages. He is the director of Business Ecosystem Alliance and the author of Atlantic Crossing.