What to send my CEO?

What are the best few articles about Sustainability that I should send to the CEO?

I am often asked the question above. Depending on the circumstances, industry sector, stage of (sustainability) maturity, etc., here is some of my recommended reading.

Featured Resources


Background and Context

Business Case / Value of Sustainability

Business Integration of Sustainability

Circular Economy

Goals and Metrics

Governance and Leadership

Innovation; Products and Solutions




Supply Chain


Sustainability – A Guide for Boards and C-Suites
  • Short and Concise – The book is small (~6” x 9” and ~100 pages) and easy to read.
  • Frames the Sustainability Conversation – This book will greatly help sustainability leaders create the right strategic conversation about sustainability in your company.
  • Companion to the Handbook – The content of this small book is virtually identical to the main text in the more detailed Handbook (available to registered users of the Corporate Sustainability Scorecard). This small book is for the most senior executives; the Handbook is the desk reference for those actually using the Scorecard.

Sustainability - What It Is and How to Measure It
  • Practical and unbiased.
  • Grounded in 30 years of hands-on work with corporations globally.
  • The most detailed examination available of metrics to evaluate a company's management of Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues.
  • Contains over 200 examples of innovative best practices.
Part 1 provides a primer on sustainability - how business leaders should think about the risks and opportunities. Part 2 walks through the Corporate Sustainability Scorecard - complete with updated best practice company examples.


The Corporate Sustainability Scorecard

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