Global problems like climate change demand new business models. Not creating new models will result in more than another financial-sector meltdown, with env. & social problems on a scale never before seen. Bringing pay into the equation gets attention.
In 2 companion reports “Leadership Competencies for Corporate Citizenship” & “Leadership Competencies for Community Involvement”, BC have explored the changing roles in this field & created unique competency models for practitioners.
As companies grapple with climate change, try to attract eco-conscious customers and develop alternative energy agendas while complying with regulations, a new kind of administrator is moving into the executive suite to help out.
Green teams are self-organized, grassroots and cross-functional groups of employees who voluntarily come together to educate, inspire and empower employees around sustainability. They identify and implement specific solutions to help their organization.
Despite cost-cutting measures in the economic downturn, thousands of organizations still successfully use & implement management systems to save time & money, improve internal processes & procedures, to prove their competency to customers & to manage risk
A “governance” solution is required that addresses both the diffusion of sustainability into the organization (from the sustainability dept. into general operations) and sustainability collaboration across the organization.