Sustainability in the Boardroom

This article explores flaws in how corporate boards oversee sustainability initiatives, and takes a look at how the role of the corporate responsibility committee at Nike has evolved over time, from firefighting on individual issues to playing an integral role in the company’s innovation efforts. Written by Jill Ker Conway, a board member at Nike for over twenty years, this article highlights the value of board-level corporate responsibility committees that engage the board on labour, health, and environmental issues, as well as other emerging concerns that were not being raised to the attention of key leadership personnel.