September 29, 2022 – London, UK

Event: Economist Impact: Sustainability Week: Countdown to COP27

Topic: Corporates are struggling to turn sustainability commitments into reality — how can they overcome this challenge?

Organisations are increasingly making firm commitments to sustainability. More than 700 of the largest 2,000 publicly traded companies have made net-zero pledges. But new research suggests many are struggling to deliver. To map the extent and nature of this new sustainability challenge, L.E.K. Consulting surveyed 400 global C-suite and senior executives from firms of varied industries and scales. While over 70% viewed sustainability as a driver of growth, meeting their sustainability goals is a trial. The survey found that the more leaders try to turn commitments into action, the more they find their organisations ill-equipped for the task — lacking essential skills, metrics, and internal alignment around a common understanding of what makes for good environmental performance. How can companies overcome these internal problems and get back on track?

Speaker: John Goddard, Vice Chair, Sustainability and Senior Partner, L.E.K. Consulting

Date/Location: October 4, 2022
          Convene 22
          Bishopsgate, London

Time: 4:55-5:10 p.m. (BST)

About John Goddard
John Goddard is Vice Chair, Sustainability and a Partner in L.E.K. Consulting's London office. He leads the firm’s sustainability initiatives and is a founding member of the L.E.K. Sustainability Centre of Excellence. He has helped clients address issues such as strategic positioning, business plan development, acquisition due diligence, business modelling, forecasting, large scale tender submission development, and dispute resolution support. John is a senior member of L.E.K.’s Transport & Logistics practice, and his experience spans the aviation, bus, coach, marine, road and rail sectors.

About Economist Impact
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About L.E.K. Consulting
We’re L.E.K. Consulting, a global strategy consultancy working with business leaders to seize competitive advantage and amplify growth. Our insights are catalysts that reshape the trajectory of our clients’ businesses, uncovering opportunities and empowering them to master their moments of truth. Since 1983, our worldwide practice — spanning the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe — has guided leaders across all industries, from global corporations to emerging entrepreneurial businesses and private equity investors. Looking for more? Visit