The Future Of The CSO
An Interview Series Designed to Educate & Inspire the Next Generation of Sustainability Leaders
As society continues to navigate the climate crisis, the role of a Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) has never been more urgent or important. Today's CSO is expected to assess risk and build resilience, identify emerging opportunities, and influence the thinking and behaviour of businesses, investors, governments and regulators - all for the better.
Part of understanding and strengthening this ever-evolving role means unpacking the skillset required and the challenge's faced. With that, Acre has launched a series of interviews with Sustainability leaders across different industries and from around the world to share their perspectives on the current and future role of the CSO.
With each interview conducted virtually, the sustainability leaders took part in a conversation with Marks and Spencer’s Former CSO Mike Barry, alongside a representee from Acre to explore three main topics:
- The Evolution of the CSO's Role: How has the role and the sustainability leadership landscape developed over the last 3 years and how will it change in the coming 5 years?
- The Skillset Required: What advice would you give to anyone aspiring to become a CSO? What skillsets and networks are needed to become future change-makers?
- Reflection on COP26: Reflecting on COP26, what’s next for tackling the climate crisis?