How do you create an engaged culture of sustainability within a company? In this panel discussion you will hear how green teams, cross-functional collaboration and communications all play a role in motivating employees around the company’s goals. The speakers are: Bruno Sarda, Director of Global Sustainability Operations for Dell Inc.; Gretchen Digby, Director of Global Education Initiatives at the Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand Co.; and Andy Savitz, author of “Talent, Transformation and the Triple Bottom Line.”
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Posted in Business and Sustainability, Culture Change, Employee Engagement, Featured Video, HR, Interviews, The Hub, Thought Leader, Video, Videos Also tagged Andy Savitz, Bruno Sarda, culture change, Dell, Employee Engagement, Gretchen Digby, hr, Ingersoll Rand Co, sustainability culture
In many ways, Andrew Savitz’s Talent, Transformation and the Triple Bottom Line (Jossey-Bass, 2013) is a call to action for HR professionals, summed up beautifully in the book’s preface:
The age of sustainability is here. Some companies, industries, and individual business people have done more than others to adapt to it and benefit from it. Now is the time for HR professionals to join the ongoing revolution – and, we hope, to lead their organizations to increasing success in the remarkably challenging, dynamic and exciting new world emerging around us.
Posted in Book Review, Business and Sustainability, Capitalism 2.0, Employee Engagement, HR, Leadership & Culture, The Hub Also tagged Andy Savitz, business leaders, Employee Engagement, employee life cycle, framework, GE, general electric, hr, organizational development
Earlier this month Thomas Friedman wrote on the New York Times about two very different groups trying to shape the economic environment worldwide.
The first was “Davos men”–the “transnational, cosmopolitan elite drawn from high-tech, finance, multinationals, academics and NGOs,” who regularly attend the Davos World Economic Forum.
The second group was the “square people”–according to Friedman, it includes mostly young people, who are aspiring to a higher standard of living and more liberty, seeking either reform or revolution in their country (depending on their existing government) and “demanding a new social contract.”
Posted in Business and Sustainability, raz godelnik, Shared Value, Uncategorized Also tagged Ben & Jerry's, Coca-Cola, csr, Davos, Davos Men, Michael Porter, Raz Godelnik, Shared Value, square people, Thomas Friedman
Having spent over a decade in Human Resources, with a growing interest in sustainability, the questions I have increasingly found myself asking these questions:
- What is HR’s role in sustainability?
- How can HR have a greater impact in creating and driving a sustainable culture?
- How can the HR function better equip itself to lead change in this important area?
Posted in Culture Change, Employee Engagement, Organizational Culture Also tagged brand, careers, change management, Employee Engagement, hr, HR professionals, leadership, management, organizational change, recruitment, retention, sustainability strategy, sustainable culture
Michael Porter, co-founder of the Shared Value Initiative (with Mark Kramer) launches the Shared Value Summit in NYC last week. Michael explains with great eloquence why he’s never been more excited about the Shared Value movement and the opportunities for business to increase profitability while solving social problems. “It’s not about tradeoffs between economic success and social outcomes.”
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