Pathway

Manage Talent

Description

Make investments into ensuring that your employees possess the competencies and knowledge needed to support your sustainability vision by including sustainability in the recruitment and onboarding processes and by providing professional development opportunities.

Practice

Recruit

Description

Include sustainability as an element of the recruitment process by promoting the organization's sustainability commitments or by assessing a candidate's sustainability values and/or competencies

Question

To what extent do you include sustainability as an element of the recruitment process by promoting your sustainability commitments and/or by assessing a candidate's sustainability values and/or competencies (such as interdisciplinary thinking or an understanding of lifecycles and systems)?

Resources


Practice

Onboard

Description

Incorporate sustainability training and socialization into the organization's onboarding process

Question

To what extent do you incorporate sustainability training and socialization into a new employee's onboarding process?

Resources


Practice

Develop

Description

Invest in identifying, assessing and developing the competencies and knowledge that employees need to deliver on the organization's sustainability commitments

Question

To what extent do you invest in identifying, assessing and developing the competencies and knowledge that employees need to deliver your sustainability commitments?

Resources

  • Being an Effective Change Agent

    Author: Embedding Project
    How can you prepare yourself to be a more effective sustainability change agent? This guide was designed to share insights on how change agents can support their CEO and influence thinking on sustainability. It is based on a review of prior academic research on CEO decision-making and combined with the practical experiences and insights gleaned from interviews with over 200 CEOs, board members, and sustainability executives. It explores a broad range of global companies and industries including finance and insurance, material extraction, retail, manufacturing, transportation, logistics, utilities, and agribusiness, as well as a diverse array of ownership structures, including public corporations, privately owned businesses, and co-operatives.    
     
    To further support you in bolstering your own effectiveness, we have also developed the Being an Effective Change Agent: Personal Inventory. We encourage you to use this as a tool for reflection, and to help you plan your future personal development.      

  • The Role of Human Resource Management in Corporate Social Responsibility

    This is a useful resource if you are looking to partner with HR in your company. This guide provides helpful background research on the connection between sustainability and a variety of HR functions, including recruitment, onboarding, and employee development. It also lays out ten steps that HR managers can take to support embedding sustainability within their organization, along with examples from leading companies.
  • People Matter Lead: Enabling leadership for sustainability

    This brief from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development explores sustainability skills and competencies for senior leaders, and may help you in identifying where to direct attention towards development within your own company. The brief highlights six key leadership features emerging as common themes among companies: understanding the context, managing complexity and coping with uncertainty, systems thinking, working beyond boundaries, leading change, and enabling innovation.
  • People Matter Case Study

    This resource highlights the importance of fostering knowledge and a common understanding among senior partners before developing a strategy on how to be a sustainable and innovative business. This case study explores PwC's sustainability journey, and how the company redefined what was needed from their leaders. Equipping their management board with a broader and more forward-looking mindset was crucial to empowering them to help clients with transitioning to more sustainable operating models.

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