Embedding Sustainability

How to Drive Organizational Transformation

Move from purpose to implementation with this handbook for sustainability managers, leaders and change makers on how to effectively drive sustainability transformation in organizations.
EAN: 9781398615809
Edition: 1
Format: 234x156
304 pages

About the book

Embedding Sustainability is a practical, solutions-focused guide for sustainability managers and leaders to embed sustainability in organizations and drive improved performance.

For organizations to truly embody sustainability, it must infuse all operations. Sustainability change agents need to be the conductors of the orchestra, making sure everyone has the same objective, is working with the same goals and is moving at the same pace. Embedding Sustainability charts the journey from purpose, scope and assessment to strategy, implementation and integration. It outlines the steps required to engage and commit employees to deliver to the same goals, creating a workplace where success is achieved through collective effort.

Drawing on impressive experience, the authors share valuable tools and tips, lessons and coaching, factoring in different organizational maturity levels, international contexts and cultural differences and stakeholder mapping.

It explores leadership principles, values, culture, strategies and engagement methods. Embedding Sustainability provides mid-senior sustainability professionals with guidance and encouragement to continue with their work and avoid common mistakes, while also prioritizing their own wellbeing. It will help sustainability change agents navigate the unique challenges of this role, find solutions to problems and maintain a positive outlook.

About the authors

Pia Heidenmark Cook is a senior ESG leader and executive with over 25 years of global industry experience. Under her former tenure as IKEA's Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA became one of the top three sustainability brands ranked by Globescan. Heidenmark Cook has been recognized by multiple outlets as a top sustainability leader and influencer. She is based near Höganäs, Sweden.

Lisen Wirén is a sustainable business leader with over 15 years of industry experience. Her leadership led IKEA to win the most sustainable retailer award and a nomination for Wirén for the prestigious Sustainability Manager of the Year award in the Netherlands. She is based in Helsingborg, Sweden