Successfully implementing sustainability in an organisation can be tricky.
Over the years I’ve worked with many organisations and seen the traps they can fall into, here are the top 5:
No (or poor) strategy – if you’re implementing the wrong things (however well) you’re not heading in the right direction
Poor strategic alignment – where activities won’t solve the symptoms, or relate weakly to business strategy
No or poor strategic support – where staff working in sustainability have little input to core strategy
Lack of leadership – or weak leadership failing to lead, or to connect with staff and processes
Little buy in – insufficient work put into including the relevant people & fostering their engagement.
If you’ve become ensnared in any of these traps – or are developing your approach and would like to avoid them, you can join me in Southampton on the 8th October in Terrafiniti’s implementation workshop to discover 5 further traps and:
- Identify some of the key challenges sustainability professionals face in turning their plans into practice,
- Identify why such challenges arise, and;
- Explore solutions and tactics for achieving successful implementation.
For more information and to register for your free place (including on this workshop and the sister workshop Exploring the Business Case for Sustainability), go to: