Impact and ESG

Corporate Strategy’s New Mandate Requirement


In today’s business landscape, the role of Chief Strategy Officers (CSOs) has expanded beyond traditional strategic planning to encompass a broader spectrum of responsibilities, including addressing societal and environmental concerns. As companies face increasing pressure to operate in a sustainable and responsible manner, CSOs must understand the significance of Impact and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors. These elements have become crucial considerations for businesses striving for long-term success and maintaining a positive reputation among stakeholders.

When companies underinvest in people and processes, they quickly lose momentum with artificial intelligence. That’s because it’s deceptively easy to launch a series of successful AI @ scale pilots.


By integrating sustainability principles into their strategies, CSOs can identify opportunities for cost savings, operational efficiency, and risk mitigation. Organizations that proactively address ESG concerns are better positioned to attract investors, secure financing, and build strong relationships with customers who prioritize sustainable practices.

mpact and ESG considerations are fundamental in shaping a company’s brand image and reputation in today’s interconnected world where consumers are increasingly conscious of the environmental and social impacts of their purchasing decisions. Executives must understand the importance of Impact and ESG factors in order to proactively align their company’s values with those of their target audience, leading to enhanced brand loyalty, customer satisfaction, and market differentiation.

Regulatory frameworks and disclosure requirements are evolving and strategy executives need to be knowledgeable about these changing regulations to ensure compliance and minimize legal risks, reputational damage, and potential financial losses. 


Impact and ESG integration into corporate strategy is paramount future success. By embracing sustainable practices, considering social and environmental impacts, and aligning their strategies with ESG principles, CSOs can drive innovation, secure financial stability, and build a resilient and responsible organization that is well-positioned for long-term success.

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Who Will Own the Companies of the Future?

Patagonia’s purposeful transition “Earth is now our only shareholder,” wrote Yvon Chouinard. You’ve likely read the letter by now. Last week, Patagonia’s founder made an unconventional move, giving away his

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6 Reasons to Consider Becoming a B Corporation

Last week, I moderated a discussion between a group of entrepreneurs from throughout Asia (Malaysia, China, Singapore, Philippines, etc.) and Chris Marquis, Cornell Business School professor, author of Better Business:

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The Rise of B Corps 

Last week on the Outthinker blog, we discussed how Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices are transforming the energy industry. We referenced Chris Marquis’ work, How the B Corp Movement

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