Chief Sustainability Officers Network
Welcome to the CSO Network.
As Chief Sustainability Officers, our role is evolving rapidly in response to the pressing challenges we face today. The climate crisis, loss of biodiversity, and growing inequality are just a few of the critical issues that demand our attention and responsibility as businesses. With each passing day, stakeholder demands, regulatory changes, and evolving expectations from employees place increasing emphasis on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations.
We find ourselves transitioning from a state of isolation to full integration, not only in the strategic aspects of our organizations but also on a tactical and operational level. These are truly remarkable and consequential times for CSOs. However, it is important to acknowledge that this journey is not always easy.
That is why I am thrilled that we have initiated the CSO network, providing a platform for CSOs to come together and share insights, best practices, as well as dilemmas and struggles. By fostering this collaborative environment, we can collectively tackle the world's most pressing problems and accelerate the sustainability transformation.
I am eagerly looking forward to meeting each and every one of you and working collaboratively towards a more sustainable future.
Wineke Ploos van Amstel-Haagsma
Managing partner CSO-Network
About the network
At PwC, we recognize the increasing importance of the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), a role that drives the sustainability transition as companies put ESG at the heart of their business. To support this transformation, we have established an exclusive Chief Sustainability Officer Network, which offers sustainability leaders from the largest corporations in the Netherlands a network to come together, share sustainability challenges and achievements, as well as expertise.
Led by PwC’s own CSO, Wineke Ploos van Amstel-Haagsma, the sustainability frontrunners will meet up in annual round table and networking sessions. The network will work together to accelerate the integration of ESG into every business decision and enable the transition towards a sustainable world.
Wednesday 31 January 2024
CSO & Leadership: Your Impact in the Boardroom
Strategy& study shows that 50% of companies with a CSO are supported by a clear mandate and organizational structure. Effective leadership ensures that sustainability goals are integrated into the core decision-making processes of the board, driving positive change and fostering a culture of sustainability throughout the organization. CSO’s play an important and leading role in the transformation and change process across the organization. It is therefore understandable that the CSO becomes more involved in strategic decisions and increasingly discusses the vision and ideas about sustainability, social responsibility and governance directly at board level
We will provide more insights from the CSO Survey and share the latest economic insights that impact board level decisions for short-term success and long-term sustainability.The CSO becomes more involved in strategic decisions and increasingly discusses the vision and ideas about sustainability, social responsibility and governance directly at board level. Executive coach, strategist and global leader at The Katzenbach Center Paolo Morley-Fletcher will join us for an interactive session, helping you strengthen your leadership skills to be able to make an impact in the boardroom. 15.30 - 19.30 hrs, PwC Amsterdam. Including walking dinner.