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As leaders in business, investment, finance and academia, we welcome and encourage efforts in jurisdictions around the world to take action to embed the concept of sustainable development in corporate governance law, codes and initiatives.
Business sustainability, sustainable finance, corporate purpose and long-term value creation must begin with company boards and the systems of governance under which companies operate.
Director organisations have recognised the urgency of the climate crisis and the need to accelerate progress towards the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals. To be able to do so, it is crucial that directors positively orientate towards long-term value creation rather than short-term profit maximisation for the company.
Business organisations have committed to move away from the concept of…