Is Tying Exec Pay to Sustainability Realistic?


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Harvard Business Review published a provocative article regarding compensation and sustainability and pointed out that most companies are still not talking with investors and their boards about sustainability.

Today’s global realities — a changing climate, rapidly emerging economies, and the expected arrival of some two billion additional humans — demand new business models. If we fail to address the serious risks facing companies now, we will not only face another financial-sector meltdown, we’ll encounter environmental and social upheaval on a scale never before seen.

Mindy Luber, HBR blog, April 21, 2010

She cites three models: Intel, National Grid and Xcel Energy who are forging a sustainable path in different ways.

For a roadmap to achieve global sustainability, visit CERES.

To see some of Savage’s work on sustainability, we share with you the new Spectra Energy’s Sustainability website. If you’d like a copy of the 2009 Sysco Corp. Sustainability Report, please give Bethany Haley or Street Kaigler a call at 713.522.1555.

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Nicolette Beard
As a former publisher and editor, I'm passionate about the written word. I craft content to help drive the autonomous customer experience (CX) revolution. My goal is to show call center leaders how to reduce the increasing complexity of the customer journey.


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