Sustainability/CSR jobs are evolving, and along with this evolution, the role of the sustainability practitioner is changing in important and fundamental ways. The role shifts, job descriptions evolve, and skills change as organizations transition from an operational to a strategic sustainability focus. This is driven by the internal and external maturation of corporate responsibility and sustainability, the growing recognition of the business case, and the realization that future business prosperity requires external partnerships to succeed.
To secure the business and societal benefits, and future-proof the organization, the emerging corporate responsibility practitioner role becomes more strategic, enterprise wide, and external. This webinar provides insights into how the jobs, roles and departments of Sustainability/CSR and sustainability practitioners are adjusting to meet the new imperatives. It will provide insights into the results of a recently conducted survey of Next Generation CSR/Sustainability Competencies of 160 sustainability leaders and practitioners. One example will be provided of how a sustainability leader at a global financial institution transitioned her role for greater impact and results.
WEBINAR: Corporate Sustainability Practitioners: Roles Have Changed -- Has Your Job Description?
Thursday, November 15th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET. All registrants will receive a recording of the live webinar.
Join us as we sit down with Coro Strandberg, Kathryn Cooper, and Ruth Legg, to discuss how the corporate responsibility practitioner role becomes more strategic, enterprise-wide, and external. You will learn why and how to transition your role for greater influence and success – for the benefit of your organization and society. The webinar will describe some of the typical role shifts between old and new job descriptions of corporate responsibility and sustainability practitioners. It also provides an overview of the ways in which sustainability departments are evolving their mandates to become more impactful internally and externally. Attend this webinar to learn about:
- How the Sustainability/CSR role is transitioning from an operational to a strategic focus and how leaders are progressing along a continuum toward next generation competencies
- The new skillsets CSR and sustainability practitioners will need for their new roles; what competencies they feel they most lack and the barriers to closing the gap
- How to transition the Sustainability/CSR department to meet the new imperatives
- Strategies to raise these ideas with your supervisor and HR department
This webinar provides ideas, inspiration and examples to help CSR and sustainability practitioners evolve their roles and influence in their organization – and positive impact in society.
Coro Strandberg, President of Strandberg Consulting, is an influential sustainability strategist and thought leader. Coro has contributed to the evolving field of CSR and sustainability for more than 25 years, with a tri-sector background in business, government and non-profit leadership working in social, environmental and financial roles. She works with businesses, governments, and industry associations to create strategies and pursue business models to address social and environmental risks and opportunities that propel society towards a sustainable future.
Kathryn Cooper is the President and Chief Learning Officer for Sustainability Learning Centre, as well as the Program Manager for the Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility/Sustainability at the University of Toronto. She also teaches Culture Change and Engagement in Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility/ESG at the Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. She is a committed sustainability practitioner and educator dedicated to learning and mastery in sustainability and CSR.
Ruth Legg is Sustainability Manager at HSBC Bank Canada. She is responsible for leading the Canadian delivery of global HSBC sustainability programs that build and maintain HSBC’s role as a leader in sustainable finance, and support strategic business goals. Ruth has over a decade of accomplishments in advancing sustainable business and programs, including significant experience driving strategic sustainability innovation in diverse organizations. In 2016 she earned the Clean 50 Emerging Leader award, recognizing her achievements inspiring employee sustainability champions at HSBC.
COST & CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
ISSP credential holders will earn 0.5 CEUs for attending this webinar.