These resources will help you to support employees in an ongoing process of professional growth and training as they develop the knowledge, skills, and efficacy needed to support your company’s sustainability journey.
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This guidebook is based on a multi-year research project we undertook to explore: 'Why and how do privileged insiders become agents of change, challenging institutions for broader societal benefit?' We share what we have learned about the process of becoming an agent of change, incorporating the experiences of the change agents we interviewed in their own words. We hope that this guide helps you to reflect on your own journey of change.
How can you prepare yourself to be a more effective sustainability change agent? This guide was designed to share insights on how change agents can support their CEO and influence thinking on sustainability. It is based on a review of prior academic research on CEO decision-making and combined with the practical experiences and insights gleaned from interviews with over 200 CEOs, board members, and sustainability executives. It explores a broad range of global companies and industries including finance and insurance, material extraction, retail, manufacturing, transportation, logistics, utilities, and agribusiness, as well as a diverse array of ownership structures, including public corporations, privately owned businesses, and co-operatives.
To further support you in bolstering your own effectiveness, we have also developed the Being an Effective Change Agent: Personal Inventory. We encourage you to use this as a tool for reflection, and to help you plan your future personal development.
This is a useful resource if you are looking to partner with HR in your company. This guide provides helpful background research on the connection between sustainability and a variety of HR functions, including recruitment, onboarding, and employee development. It also lays out ten steps that HR managers can take to support embedding sustainability within their organisation, along with examples from leading companies.
This introductory chapter from Elevating Learning and Development was written by McKinsey & Company. This chapter provides an overview of the value of active learning and development (L&D) in large organisations, and includes nine dimensions that contribute to a strong L&D function. This chapter would be useful to L&D and HR teams focussed on reskilling and upskilling.
This article from Marc Zao-Sanders and Georgina Peake suggests that learning pathways are the best way to ensure that your workforce has the skills and competencies that both your organisation and they need. Learning pathways involves curating various educational resources into "rich, diverse, cohesive and enlightening learning journeys" that can have a transformative impact for both workers and their organisations. This article will help you to better understand learning pathways as a concept and practice; identifies the right types of pathways to build and foster; and explores the key similarities between impactful pathways.
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