CEO Keryn James has been recognized by the World Business Council for Sustainable development (WBCSD) for her sustained and outstanding contribution to advancing sustainability in ERM.

The Awards showcase the outstanding business leadership of women in WBCSD member companies who are working to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). WBCSD initiated the awards in 2017 as a contribution to the goals of SDG 5, which aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030, a goal also prioritized by ERM. 

According to the Better Business, Better World report launched by the Business & Sustainable Development Commission in January 2017, achieving gender parity and other human capital gains would unlock between USD$12 and USD$28 trillion by 2030.

Peter Bakker, President and CEO of WBCSD said: “Unlocking the full potential of women in leadership positions is vital to the success and sustainability of business. We are honored to recognize the 10 Leading Women in this year’s awards, and the results they are bringing to companies in the WBCSD membership.

“The Awards recognize all women in WBCSD member companies. This year we were also delighted to see that some member companies have also begun using the format of the Leading Women Awards for their own internal recognition programs.”

Keryn James added: “I am delighted to accept this honor. As the world’s leading sustainability consultancy, advancing sustainability in everything we do is paramount. This award is a testament to the work of the fantastic people we have in this company that I have the privilege of leading.”

Learn more about ERM's commitment to the SDGs