At many companies, sustainability officers are placed in the upper echelons of companies, where they are highly visible. In some cases, the CEO has taken on the extra duty.
By Tiffany Hsu, The Los Angeles Times, December 30, 2009
As companies grapple with climate change, try to attract eco-conscious customers and develop alternative energy agendas while complying with regulations, a new kind of administrator is moving into the executive suite to help out. Sustainability officers and green supervisors, some say, are successors to the diversity managers and innovation specialists of the 1990s — with their focus equal parts corporate responsibility, public relations and profit. “Our clients expect this,” Pogue said. “A company of our size doesn’t have the luxury any longer of not participating.”
A good read from the LATimes, http://ow.ly/SH6z