The coronavirus pandemic revealed the extent to which the futures of multiple stakeholders are intertwined. In response, leading companies seek to reinvent sustainably and build transformation and investment plans that demonstrate a commitment to their people, their purpose and the planet.

 

Before the pandemic, half of business leaders planned to focus on driving better outcomes for multiple stakeholders in 2020. And after a pause in progress, responsible employers are taking the opportunity to reset priorities and elevate their company in the eyes of investors and future talent.

 

The challenge for companies is to focus their efforts for more impact — from investment decisions and executive goal-setting to transforming activities in the organization. What sustainability practices can be embedded in a company’s value chain redesign? What enhanced role can environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics play in executive targets and performance? What HR practices and programs will meet people’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) and welfare needs throughout the employee lifecycle and support the societies in which companies operate? 

 

 

Three ways to get started on sustainable transformation

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