Preliminary result from the 2021 survey of corporate chief executive officers (CEOs) conducted by the global consultancy Accenture in partnership with the United Nations Global Compact were published in June. This showed that 79 percent of CEOs believe that the pandemic has highlighted the need to transition to more sustainable business models. Additionally, 62 percent of CEOs said the pressure to act on sustainability grew significantly over the last three years since the previous survey, while 73 percent said they expect pressure to act on sustainability to grow significantly over the next three years.
IBE is delighted to host a briefing on the full results of the survey and to explore what the findings mean for businesses generally and for ethics and leadership development functions specifically.
Chair: David Grayson, Chairman of the Trustees, Institute of Business Ethics
• Apurv Gupta, UN Affairs, Accenture Strategy, Accenture
• Rebecca Mayfield, Group Director - Ethics & Corporate Responsibility, Meggitt