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12 June 2019

10 ideas to make corporate governance a driver of a sustainable economy Thought-leadership paper

The climate crisis, declining natural resources, and pollution affect us all. We need to make our economic system sustainable now, to be able to face these imminent threats. Corporate governance is instrumental to change how businesses are run and can be a main driver of a sustainable economy.

Boards and policymakers/regulators are key players to transform the economy. This thought leadership paper* suggests ten actions for them to accelerate this transition. It aims to challenge them and provoke thoughts with ten recommendations that:

  • suggest changes in boards’ roles and practices
  • propose legislative and non-legislative actions by EU and national policymakers and regulators

Our independent task force wants to inspire a debate and welcome your feedback on this paper. Send your thoughts and opinions on how corporate governance needs to evolve to [email protected] by 31st January 2020.

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Have a look here for our #SustainableCorpGov event to launch this paper on 26 June in Brussels.

* This publication is part of Accountancy Europe’s Cogito series. We set up Cogito (i.e. I think) to provide new ideas for the European accountancy profession, enhance innovation and contribute more to business and society. Cogito publications aim to stimulate debate; the views expressed thus do not reflect the official positions of Accountancy Europe or those of any of its 51 member bodies.

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