PwC launches sustainability network in European ESG drive
Professional services giant PwC has launched a network of chief sustainability officers (CSOs), initially from the largest corporations within the Netherlands.
The network will look for CSOs to work together through annual discussions and interactive sessions with the intention to jointly accelerate the integration of ESG into business decision-making.
The first CSO event is scheduled for September and will focus on the collaboration between chief financial officer and CSO, a topic that may become particularly relevant when dealing with the EU’s upcoming Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) regulation.
Of the network launch, Leonie Schreve, a partner at PwC, said that “chief Sustainability Officers are the drivers of embedding ESG into the entire organization, and their role is now more important than ever. Bringing together their know-how, challenges, and achievements can accelerate the sustainability transition.”
The PwC Chief Sustainability Officer Network is currently open for applications. An index published last month showed that the Netherlands and Finland are global leaders in corporate sustainability.