For the last several years, institutional investors have challenged companies to prioritize long-term sustainability. Whether it’s providing better disclosure or weaving ESG into their strategic and compensation plans, the scope of board oversight can feel vast and fuzzy.

In this episode, sustainability expert Tensie Whelan, NYU professor and board member with Aston Martin, joins TK Kerstetter to clarify the board’s role in sustainability.

  • How should boards define sustainability?
  • What are the board’s strategic and oversight responsibilities?
  • How does sustainability relate to investor dialogue around “corporate purpose”?

More episodes from Inside America’s Boardrooms.