The award recognises the impact that Thunberg has made in bringing the climate crisis to a wider audience – an audience that now includes businesses, which are well aware that many customers will no longer put up with firms that prioritise profit over the planet.
Today, environmentalism is a strategic goal for many organisations. However, it is not the only imperative that firms are following: good corporate governance comes in many forms, and businesses all over the world are realising how essential it is to long-term success. Far from being a form of moral posturing, corporate governance can help organisations achieve regulatory compliance, retain their best members of staff and attract new customers. The businesses that have been included in the World Finance Corporate Governance Awards 2020 understand this better than most.