British Land: engaging the board and executive management on sustainability

This practical example shows how British Land’s finance team has engaged their Board and executive management on sustainability. It shows how this engagement has enabled the integration of sustainability considerations into business planning and strategy, reporting and decision making, including their target to be net zero carbon by 2030.

The case study is part of our work to provide guidance for finance teams on engaging the board and executive management, as well as on achieving net zero.

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