New The Road to Context

Author: Embedding Project
The corporate members of the Embedding Project were increasingly being asked to contextualise their sustainability performance. They wanted to understand how they could factor socio-ecological thresholds into their corporate strategy and goal setting processes.  They had been directed towards multiple different initiatives and tools designed to aid this process leaving many of them overwhelmed. They told us they needed help to make sense of it all. As a result, the Embedding Project assembled a Global Community of Practice (CoP) on Contextual Strategy-making where interested companies participated in a process to bring these ideas and tools together under an overarching framework to help explain how companies are approaching the concept of context.





New Supporting your CEO

Author: Embedding Project
CEOs play a crucial role in embedding sustainability into the strategies and day-to-day decisions of their organizations. Based on over 100 interviews with CEOs, board members, and sustainability executives from a range of global companies and a review of prior academic research on CEO decision-making, we developed these resources to share insights on how corporate change agents can help influence CEO thinking on sustainability.

In our Guide, we describe each of the characteristics in detail, incorporating as many direct experiences as possible, to help sustainability change agents think about how to support their CEO. We also developed a Tactical Inventory to help change agents reflect on these tactics and to identify which of them might be most appropriate for their own setting.

New Being an Effective Change Agent

Author: Embedding Project
We asked CEOs, board members, and sustainability executives from a range of global companies to describe the characteristics of effective sustainability change agents. After over 100 interviews and a review of prior academic research on CEO decision-making, we developed these resources to share insights on how corporate change agents can help influence CEO thinking on sustainability

In our Guide, we describe each of the characteristics in detail, incorporating as many direct experiences as possible, to help sustainability change agents think about how to bolster their own readiness and effectiveness. We also developed a Personal Inventory to help change agents reflect on and plan their personal development.

Teck Strategy for Sustainability

Author: Embedding Project
This case provides a detailed look at the development of Teck's strategy for sustainability. It gives insight into the rationale behind the strategy, the engagement of senior and mid-level management in the development of the strategy, as well as some key challenges and lessons learned from this experience

Teck Strategy for Sustainability

Author: Embedding Project
This case provides a detailed look at the development of Teck's strategy for sustainability. It gives insight into the rationale behind the strategy, the engagement of employees in the development of the strategy, as well as some key challenges and lessons learned from this experience.

Teck's Strategy for Sustainability

Author: Embedding Project
This case provides a detailed look at the development of Teck's strategy for sustainability. It gives insight into the rationale behind the strategy, the engagement of employees in the development of the strategy, as well as some key challenges and lessons learned from this experience. 

Embedding Sustainability Self-Assessment

Author: Embedding Project
Interested in understanding your own company's journey? Consider undertaking this free, preliminary practices self-assessment.

An Introduction to the Embedding Framework

Author: Embedding Project

Proactive companies are working to embed sustainability across their operations and into their decision-making. This guide is a practical starting point to help you understand what embedding looks like, how to assess your company’s progress, and how to prioritize your efforts.

Storytelling for Sustainability

Author: Embedding Project
When people in organizations communicate, they often do it through stories. Our “Storytelling for Sustainability” guidebook was developed through the Embedding Project's Community of Practice process. It blends research with stories from practitioners in organizations working to embed sustainability to help you:
  • Understand what storytelling looks like in practice, and reflect on this in the context of your organization
  • Develop a sense of why stories are important for embedding sustainability
  • Learn from other practitioners’ experiences with storytelling and plan your own efforts