The success of our economy depends on well-managed companies with good boards of directors. So, for the success of the economy we need boards which come close to what is in the Charter – the closer they get, the more successful we will be.
David Pitt-Watson Chair, UN Environmental Programme Finance Initiative and Executive Fellow, London Business School
The Board Charter. For Sustainable Success
The Board Charter. For Sustainable Success® is a practical and powerful tool for boards wishing to adopt a stakeholder and society-oriented approach to business.
Mazars developed The Board Charter. For Sustainable Success® to influence a shift from short-term to long-term thinking and strengthen the trust between business and society. Now in its second edition, the Board Charter asks tough questions of business while providing insightful guidance on the key factors that influence sustainable success:
- Boardroom leadership
- Purpose, value and ethics
- Fostering innovation
- The fair treatment of stakeholders
The first edition of the Board Charter was developed with the collective support and contribution from leading organisations working in this space, regulatory bodies and individuals from the corporate, investment and academic communities, following an active consultation process.
Download a copy of the Board Charter below.
The Centre for Audit Committee and Investor Dialogue (The Centre) – Run in association with five institutional investor groups, The Centre plays a vital role in ensuring clear and constructive communication between audit committees and their investors. Mazars' campaign for audit market reform has played a pivotal role in influencing policy and instigating change in the UK and EU, but this is only the beginning.
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Advancing the sustainability agenda
Mazars, with the Institute of Directors, hosted a panel event for investors (including proxy advisers), companies, and influencers to discuss the challenges around effective engagement and how each group could contribute to the long term sustainable success of companies for the benefit of stakeholders.
Leadership in Corporate Sustainability 2018
Businesses need to be on top of sustainability if they want to be seen as a modern, forward-looking firm. Many organisations are rising to the challenge of creating a sustainable business as pressure grows from multiple stakeholders, but there appears to be a wide diversity in approaches to sustainability.