diversity

 

A week before our tumultuous Presidential election, I sat down for breakfast in a packed ballroom at the BSR 2016 BE BOLD conference in New York City. And though I don’t normally eat my breakfast surrounded by hundreds of other people, it was clear that I was surrounded by like-minded souls. Addressing a room filled by individuals focused on exploring new ways to use business and leadership to create a more sustainable world.  Lindsay Levin, founder of Leaders Quest, left the audience with a piece of advice that clearly resonated with everyone the room, “If we want to be transformational,” she said, “we have to ready to transform ourselves.  This is something that is at the core of the important work I do with change leaders, and influenced much of our thinking throughout the rest of the conference.

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As sustainability professionals we need to get better at practicing what we preach. It’s crucial to success and growth for leaders to ramp up diversity and inclusion tactics. In my work as a talent advisor and executive coach, I have noticed three simple steps to overcome this barrier and start building a more diversified workforce:

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2degrees-press  

Recently on 2Degrees Network, Shannon outlined 6 key trends that sustainability job seekers should be aware of this year. Her main takeaway? Sustainability is growing, it’s professionalizing and it’s becoming embedded into core business practice. The only way is up!

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In 2015, hiring managers will be looking for candidates that know all aspects of the business, not just the sustainability part. This month on GreenBiz, Shannon outlines the top 6 areas that practitioners must master.

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