Responding to the challenges of sustainability – the holistic and integrated view of how a firm does business, taking into account economic impact, and environmental and social considerations, but always with an eye on the bottom line – is likely to be the single most important factor differentiating successful organisations in the coming decades.
A company’s reputation in this area is likely to be an important consideration when talented individuals decide which organisation to work for, so HR needs to get to grips with implementing successful sustainability policies in the workplace. And the sooner the better.
To help you on you way, Personnel Today has teamed up with Henley Management College to offer a free place on a three-day ‘Leading for Sustainability’ course at the college at the end of the month.
The ‘Leading for Sustainability’ programme is designed to help key decision makers, including the HR function, in business, government and not-for-profit organisations lead sustainability-driven change in the organisation. The college takes a practical, project-focused approach that starts with a three-day residential workshop looking at sustainability issues relevant to your business. It will analyse a variety of environments giving programme members the tools, coaching and expert support to deliver meaningful change back at work. The programme culminates in a review day where programme members share their learning from their project-based experience.
The programme runs from 30 October to 2 November with an extra review day on 10 December, at Henley Management College located on the banks of the River Thames. Personnel Today has one place to give away to our readers.
For a chance to win a place on the three-day Leading for Sustainability course (worth £5,000) e-mail Louisa.firstname.lastname@example.org with 100 words on why sustainability is a key business issue for the future and why the programme will benefit you and your organisation. The deadline is 1pm on Thursday 25 October. The successful entrant will be contacted by telephone on the afternoon/evening of Friday 26 October, so please include your mobile number. Entrants must be available on 30 October-2 November, and 10 December.