The Chief Sustainability Officer: organizational strategist and futurist

By Dr. Allinnettes Adigue, Head of GRI’s ASEAN Regional Hub

“In the long run the cost of investing in sustainability is less than the cost of not investing in it. Disruption, in its negative sense, would be a greater cost — be it environmental, social or operational. Sustainability is essentially the opposite of disruption. Companies, therefore, need to invest in the present to sustain the future.”

This is the essence of sustainability and the CSO has a key role to work with stakeholders to future-proof the organization.

GRI is the independent international organization that helps businesses and other organizations communicate and understand their sustainability impacts.