The path to net zero: 5 moves for CEOs

Net zero has become an organizing principle for business. How can CEOs lay out credibly how they will deliver their transition to net zero while simultaneously building and reinforcing resilience against the certain volatility of ongoing economic and political shock? To build resilience today and values tomorrow, there are five actions CEOs should consider taking, write global managing partner Bob Sternfels, senior partner Daniel Pacthod, and senior partner Humayun Tai:

  1. Accelerate capital deployment with a private-equity mindset
  2. Play offense through a sustainable value creation strategy
  3. Go beyond net zero
  4. Build the partnership and ecosystem muscle
  5. Aggressively reskill leadership teams, boards, and frontline workers

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