Sustainability and Corporate Governance: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs

Sustainability and Corporate Governance: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs is part of the Sustainable Entrepreneur’s Library of Resources for Governance.  The Handbook covers oversight of sustainability activities by the Board of Directors, roles and responsibilities of various committees of the Board of Directors with respect to sustainability, internal governance instruments relating to sustainability, sustainability governance and management, auditing and improving the sustainability governance system and sustainability governance for small businesses.

The Handbook includes the following chapters:

Corporate Governance and Sustainability

Legal and Voluntary Sustainability Standards and Instruments

Board Oversight of Sustainability

Governance and Nominating Committee

Audit Committee

Compensation and Organizational Development Committee

Finance Committee

Environmental, Health and Safety Committee

Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

Compliance and Risk Management

Technology Committee

Disclosure and Reporting Committee

Internal Governance Instruments: Codes and Policies

Sustainability Governance and Management

Developing and Implementing CSR Strategy and Commitments

Formation and Organization of Benefit Corporations

Corporate Social Responsibility for Small Businesses and Startups

Download the entire Handbook here.