At many companies and organizations around the globe, small sustainability teams have been operating as a stand-alone department for years. Now, these companies are keen to grow sustainability leadership and embed sustainability throughout their operations. While this shows exciting progress, the transition often leaves HR executives unclear on how to support the development of existing teams development while making sense of the core competencies their non-sustainability staff will need.
Welcome to the minefield. Sustainability is a notoriously woolly and evolving agenda, and as the competitive advantage from engaging with it becomes more established, likewise the demand for top talent grows. But what does this talent pool look like?