Gustavo Bernal Torres
Organizing For Sustainability Success: Where, And How, Leaders Can Start
As sustainability becomes more of a strategic and operational imperative, executives must lead the way to set up a sustainability organization that’s right for their companies.
The article outlines four ways that leaders can guide the organizational redesign of their sustainability work and why they must think differently about sustainability compared with other, more traditional business issues.
1. Design according to sustainability topics, not sustainability overall
2. Give your central sustainability team the decision rights to execute change
3. Find the structure that best fits your sustainability agenda—and your organization as a whole
4. Prioritize the design of processes and governance—rather than reporting lines—that account for sustainability’s complexity and dynamic nature