chapter  15
Developing leaders for sustainable business
ByMARK WADE
Pages 18

In business, it is not enough to possess the qualities of a leader – one must be able to apply them within the context of the world today; a world where companies are expected to be accountable not only to shareholders for financial performance, but to stakeholders for their wider economic, environmental and societal impacts. In the face of such scrutiny, successful leaders will embody both a high value system and an external mindset, sensitive to the wider world in which they operate. To this end, sustainable development represents an excellent values-based framework for viewing the world, identifying risks and opportunities, and improving decision making.