“The impact of the measurement and reporting movement has been oversold. During this same 20-year period of increased reporting and sustainable investing, carbon emissions have continued to rise, and environmental damage has accelerated. Social inequity, too, is increasing. It turns out that reporting is not a proxy for progress.”
So argues Kenneth P Pucker, former COO at Timberland in a Harvard Business Review article.
In this online event organised in collaboration with the INSEAD Sustainability Club, Ken will share his views on the state of play and what might be needed for real ‘progress’ to happen.
We will explore whether pressure from the investor community provides a credible route to change in a low return environment. Does public policy need to go further and is there any evidence that there is any appetite for that at the European level?