In the current era of heightened social and environmental consciousness, Thinkers360 brings forth the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Experts 50 2023 Annual Ranking. This rank aims to put the spotlight on individuals and organisations that champion initiatives including the ESG and carbon neutrality, accelerating an overall progress towards realising Sustainable Development Goals 2030. Eminent thought leaders, advisors, analysts, authors, influencers, and speakers feature the list.
The corporate landscape is evolving rapidly, with a growing emphasis on values that extend beyond profit margins. Today, we have transitioned into the era of stakeholder capitalism, where the corporate ‘purpose’ revolves around optimising long-term value to cater to the interests of all stakeholders.
The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Experts 50 2023 Annual Ranking by Thinkers360 highlights top global thought leaders, advisors, analysts, authors, influencers, and speakers that are actively involved in advocating CSR initiatives globally.
Thinkers360 CSR Experts 50 2023 Annual Ranking: Pioneering the change
In a world where businesses are no longer evaluated solely based on their financial performance, the CSR Experts 50 Annual Ranking serves as a compass guiding us towards a more responsible and sustainable future. The ranking acknowledges thought leaders, change-makers, and visionaries who are transforming industries through their commitment to social responsibility and ethical practices. These experts have proven that success is no longer defined solely by financial achievements, but also by the positive impact a business has on its communities and the environment.
The CSR Experts 50 2023 Annual Ranking showcases a diverse array of individuals that have gone above and beyond in their pursuit of responsible business practices. Topping the list is Dr. Justin Goldston, Professor of Project and Supply Chain Management at Penn State University. Dr. Goldston has over 20 years of experience working with organisations around the world such as Intel, Siemens, and Blue Buffalo on business performance improvement, organisational change, and enterprise-wide digital transformation initiatives. Goldston has also led and assisted in the development of Supply Chain Management, Sustainability, and Business Analytics programs and courses at Georgetown University, Texas A&M University, Rasmussen University, Davenport University, and North Carolina Wesleyan College.
Anne Bahr Thompson, a global brand strategist, accomplished researcher, award winning thought-leader, author, and international speaker, is helping to advance IAA’s Global Sustainability Council. She is also an Ambassador for Meaningful Business, an advisor to Overflow pbc, on the Council of Aspiration and Inspiration for the Spirit of Humanity Forum, and an active advocate for women’s issues, equity and belonging.
Amongst other top rankers, including John Friedman, Art Stewart, and Luca Condosta, Ztudium’s Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Dinis Guarda is also ranked in the list. A strategist, curator, programmer, producer, and advisor, Dinis has been working with organisations such as UN, UNESCO, governments, central banks, financial authorities, think tanks, policy makers, Greenpeace, Tate Modern/UK, Centre George Pompidou/Paris, ARS ELECTRONICA/Austria, ITAU/Brasil, and TV programs in the areas of technology, ESG, and CSR.
From reducing carbon footprints to advocating and ensuring ethical supply chains, these leaders have demonstrated that a commitment to social and environmental causes is not just good for the planet, it’s good for business too.
The Essence of CSR in today’s world
In today’s interconnected world, consumers, investors, and stakeholders are demanding transparency and accountability from businesses. They seek assurances that their consumption choices align with values and contribute to a sustainable future.
Concepts like CSR, ESG, and carbon neutrality have transcended buzzwords to become cornerstones of modern business strategy. CSR, encompassing a wide spectrum of initiatives, signifies a company’s dedication to aligning its operations with societal needs and expectations. ESG, on the other hand, delves into the Environmental, Social, and Governance aspects of a company, evaluating its performance in terms of sustainability, social impact, and ethical governance.
Carbon neutrality, a concept gaining immense traction, encapsulates the goal of balancing carbon emissions with carbon removal. Companies aspiring to achieve carbon neutrality strive to offset their carbon footprint through various means, including adopting renewable energy sources and supporting reforestation projects.
As we navigate complex global challenges—from climate change to social inequalities—businesses and individuals recognized by the CSR Experts 50 Annual Ranking demonstrate that profit can coexist with purpose. Their efforts resonate as beacons of hope, inspiring others to adopt responsible practices and collectively drive positive change.
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