About the author and contributors
We are delighted to announce the publication of the book “Governance of Sustainability: The Role of the Board of Directors and Management in Sustainable Value Creation”, written by Michael Hilb. The book presents various perspectives on corporate governance of sustainability and sustainable corporate governance, bringing together viewpoints from 16 practitioners and academics.
Our CEO Barbara Dubach and Senior Consultant Laura Brechlin together with Mirjam Staub-Bisang have contributed a chapter about the relevance of shareholder and stakeholder engagement for the board of directors. Further contributors are: Antonio Hautle, Boris Galonske, Elena Szederjei, Helle Bank Jørgensen, Prof. Dr. Katrin Muff, Dr. Martin Nerlinger, Mirjam Staub-Bisang, Monique Jeanne Morrow, Peter Braendle, Reto Schnarwiler, Roderik J. P. Strobl, Stefan F. Meier, and Tomas C K.
About the content
How to embed the concept of sustainability is one of the key questions boards of directors and top management teams discuss in times of societal change and environmental challenges. These reflections are driven not only by self-reflection but also by capital market pressures and the consensus of public opinion. Unlike other issues on the corporate agenda, sustainability calls for a distinct approach to governance and raises questions about the foundation of corporate governance: the corporate purpose. It offers practical insights, introduces new perspectives, and invites readers to reflect on their own approaches to integrating sustainability into corporate governance.