The roundtable discussion was nothing short of inspiring. Katy Jarratt, Leader of the Sustainability Practice at Spencer Stuart, and Dr Serge Younes, Head of Sustainability at Investindustrial, led a Q&A session that covered everything from board ESG oversight to effective communication of sustainability strategies to stakeholders.
Dr Younes highlighted the importance of understanding the motivations of different stakeholders within a company. “The CEO, supply chain manager, and HR manager, for example, are likely to have distinct motivations influenced by their specific responsibilities and positions. By considering these factors, you can effectively engage with your audience and convey your message in a way that resonates with them.”
Katy Jarratt emphasised the high demand for people with RSE skills in the market. “Professionals with real, concrete expertise in RSE are highly sought after and attract numerous recruiters due to their scarcity in the job market. However, despite a genuine desire among the board of directors in large corporations to delve deeper into RSE issues, the subject often remains insufficiently addressed in practice within the context of corporate governance.”