- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Abbreviations
- List of Contributors
- Retrospective, Perspective, and Prospective: Introduction to the Oxford Handbook on Business and the Natural Environment
- Competitive Strategy and the Environment: A Field of Inquiry Emerges
- International Business and the Environment
- Environmental Entrepreneurship
- The Value of Managing Stakeholders
- Industry Self-Regulation and Environmental Protection
- Environmental Governance
- Business and Environmental Law
- Cognitive Barriers to Environmental Action: Problems and Solutions
- Intergenerational Beneficence and the Success of Environmental Sustainability Initiatives in Organizational Contexts
- Organizational Culture and Environmental Action
- Institutional Approaches to Organizations and the Natural Environment
- Institutional Pressures and Organizational Characteristics: Implications for Environmental Strategy
- Social Movements, Business, and the Environment
- Greener Supply Chain Management
- Closed-Loop Supply Chains
- Industrial Ecology: Business Management in a Material World
- Information Systems, Business, and the Natural Environment: Can Digital Business Transform Environmental Sustainability?
- From Green Marketing to Marketing for Environmental Sustainability
- Why not Choose Green? Consumer Decision Making for Environmentally Friendly Products
- Using Market Segmentation Approaches to Understand the Green Consumer
- Sustainability and Social Responsibility Reporting and the Emergence of the External Social Audits: The Struggle for Accountability?
- Environmental Management, Measurement, and Accounting: Information for Decision and Control?
- Corporate Environmental Financial Reporting and Financial Markets
- Values-Driven and Profit-Seeking Dimensions of Environmentally Responsible Investing
- Environmental Risks and Financial Markets: A Two-Way Street
- Corporate Decision-Making, Net Present Value, and the Environment
- The Relevance of the Natural Environment for Corporate Social Responsibility Research
- Business, Society, and the Environment
- The New Corporate Environmentalism and the Symbolic Management of Organizational Culture
- Critical Perspectives on Business and the Natural Environment
- Approaching Business and the Environment with Complexity Theory
- Beyond the Brave New World: Business for Sustainability
- Looking Back, Thinking Forward: Distinguishing Between Weak and Strong Sustainability
- Enterprise Sustainability 2.0: Aesthetics of Sustainability
- Tomorrow's C-Suite Agenda
- The Third-Generation Corporation
- Capitalism Critique: Systemic Limits on Business Harmony with Nature
Abstract and Keywords
This article investigates how different members of the C-Suite consider the trends presented. It uses the metaphor of poker. It examines the roles of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), Chief Investment Officers (CIOs) and Chief Accounting Officers (CAOs); Chief Operating Officers (COOs), and Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs); Chief Legal Officers (CLOs), Chief Responsibility Officers (CROs), and Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs). Anyone who has tried to engage Boards and C-Suites on environmental, sustainability and related issues in recent decades knows that this has been a hard sell. Business issues that were once the preserve of specialist magazines and newsletters and then exploded out into the business innovation media, are now routinely surfacing in the mainstream management media.
Keywords: capitalism, C-Suite, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Investment Officers, Chief Accounting Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Procurement Officers, Chief Legal Officers, Chief Responsibility Officers
John Elkington, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Volans Ventures, and Co-Founder and Non-Executive Director, Sustainability.
Charmian Love, Chief Executive, Volans Ventures.
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