Sustainability Leaders

Global community-intelligence network for CSOs and ESG executives designed to accelerate sustainability initiatives

We believe that improving environmental and social sustainability cannot be isolated to one part of a business. To make progress, it must be embedded across the entire organisation.

Our platform is formed on three foundations to support member companies in achieving this change:

  • Collaborative learning between a cross-functional group of sustainability experts;
  • In-depth research to inform strategy development, governance, and metrics; and,
  • Practical case studies and benchmarking information to compare best practices.
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Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield’s approach to embedding diversity and inclusion in the business

This initiative was shortlisted for the Diversity and Inclusion Award at the World Sustainability Awards 2022. Learn more on how URW has built on existing good HR practices to fully embed D&I in the company culture and improve performance across the group.

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Planning Primer


Sustainability Planning Primer 2023

With insights from 80+ CSOs and senior decision makers, the Sustainability Planning Primer 2023 examines trends in how businesses are investing into sustainability and reflects how sustainability chiefs are planning for the year ahead.

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Rooting Sustainability in the Business

While a rising number of organisations are appointing CSOs, to achieve corporate ESG targets sustainability must be built into every part of the business. Through community research and in-depth interviews, this report highlights the three ways to start embedding sustainability throughout your organisation.


How membership works

Sustainability Leaders Approach


Create a profile

Understand your sustainability maturity and benchmark against your peers


Map and prioritise

Identify the right priorities to accelerate change


Build value plan

Develop a tailored roadmap to achieve your cross-functional sustainability goals


Apply learnings

Adopt new practices through strategy insights, applications and connections


Measure progress

Track improvements made to cross-functional alignment and performance

World Sustainability Awards 2022: Elevating global sustainability

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