‘Sustainability’ is the term used here to describe a range of activities undertaken by organisations in relation to management of their social and environmental impacts (beyond legal compliance). It covers initiatives that can variously be termed corporate social responsibility (CSR), corporate citizenship and HSE management (among others). It is particularly relevant to engagement, not only because of its alignment with organisational integrity but also because of its link to strategic narrative and the purpose of an organisation.
The aim of the Corporate Engagement on Sustainability TAG is to explore sustainability and engagement, considering the impact of both organisational and individual motivations e.g. green initiatives, technology, charities, etc.
Our work will be underpinned by the notion that high performing resilient organisations operate in healthy environments through resilient people where engagement is the engine of innovation, allowing organisations to create and deploy new ideas through collaboration to generate new opportunities and thereby make a positive contribution to the management of environmental and social issues.
Outputs from the TAG will include Industry forum presentations, white papers and Client user group forum and the longer-term opportunity to develop and deploy tools to measure progress with engagement will be assessed.
Corporate engagement on csr: TAG Content
The group is co-chaired by Paul Pritchard, who has been a fellow at the Cambridge Institute of Sustainable Leadership; and Kevin Hard Development Director at RM OCAID and founder of the Leadership Academy at the National Centre for Strategic Leadership.