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Decoding the CSO

The newest role in the sustainability landscape

With more and more organizations 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 organizations 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 organizational 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 The Management Lab by Capgemini Invent, a global think-tank that aims to democratize management and bridge the latest management ideas into practice.

Gabriele Rosani

Director of Content & Research at The Management Lab by Capgemini Invent
Gabriele Rosani works at the intersection of strategy, innovation, and sustainability. For over a decade he has been researching, designing, and testing new management frameworks and tools, collecting lessons learned and best practice cases. He is a regular contributor to leading management magazines. He also contributed to several management books curated by Thinkers50 and the Business Ecosystem Alliance.

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.