Sustainability: An Evolving Business Paradigm
September 11, 2007
is rapidly becoming the new mantra of the 21st century business person. Business leaders and managers are challenged as never before to address a myriad of issues that go far beyond the single profit motive.
People issues ranging from worker health and safety, employee morale and engagement, as well as societal issues of entrenched poverty are rising to the fore as core business issues. Environmental issues affecting the entire planet, such as global warming, threaten to affect the very survival of the planet and create an urgent call for action.
Given the enormous complexity and challenges before us, what can business managers and leaders do? Regardless of your role, function, position or company, what can you do? How can business leaders and managers create a better balance between the needs of people, the planet and profit in both the short- and long-term?
As a step forward on the journey to a more sustainable world, an ever increasing number of organizations are beginning to move toward a new “sustainability” business paradigm—one that focuses on creating a better balance between social, environmental and economic factors for short- and long-term performance. In more and more cases, businesses are adopting sustainability-related values, principles, strategies and practices.
Join this complimentary Webcast where we discuss the findings from a recent global survey on sustainability sponsored by American Management Association and conducted by the Human Resource Institute in collaboration with the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
What You Will Learn
On this Webcast, you’ll hear about:
- The business factors driving greater focus on sustainability, as well as factors hindering its progress, both today and as we look forward into the next ten years
- The twelve most widely used sustainability-related practices
- The relationship between sustainability and company performance
- The significant gap between how much employees in companies personally care as compared to how much they think their companies care about sustainability-related issues
- How the most sustainable companies create broad stakeholder engagement built on a foundation of sustainable values and alignment
- Best practices from such sustainability leaders as Ray Anderson from Interface, Inc., and Govi Rao from Philips Lighting
This Webcast has been designed for vice presidents, directors, and managers across all functional units who want to learn more about sustainability and wish to help their organizations become more sustainable in the short and long-term.
About the Presenters