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Going Deeper: Why the Future of Leadership is Beneath the Surface

March 2022

The most effective leaders will create the conditions for their organization to respond agilely to change by drawing on the human elements of leadership.


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Drawing on conversations with more than a dozen CPG leaders globally, we highlight key considerations for boards, culture and leadership capabilities to address climate change.

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