Earth Competent Boards’ Principles
The Statement of Purpose
and Stakeholders’ expectations
11 Questions for the CEO
What is the purpose of our company?
What value do we bring to stakeholders?
What should be our guiding principles?
How do we currently function?
Advise management - Ask tough questions
We help the board express the purpose of the company, the foundation of its license to operate and the values it brings to all stakeholders.
We discuss the involvement of the board in the recognition of significant issues through tools such as the Materiality Matrix.
We assist the board in stating the principles it must follow to fulfill its duties and ensure the long-term interest of the company; its principles of functioning, relationship with stakeholders, oversight of risks and opportunities and involvement in reporting requirements.
We offer a structured way to review the board’s approach to sustainability issues through its governance structure, skill-set and time spent on material issues.
A simple framework to support regular board engagement with the Executive Committee on priority issues around the business context, strategic offer and corporate resources.