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Leadership and sustainability

Key differences have been identified between leaders and managers. A leader sets a direction, aligns people and motivates them during the course. A manager plans, organises and recruits, without necessarily …

Give and take

We talked about the importance of collaboration and of creating alliances within your network in order to achieve effective, wide ranging and long lasting sustainable results. In thinking about the …

A green or a sustainable business

This section can be summarised with the following sentence: sustainable economy for a green society. This means that everyone will need to demand less (in terms of land, resources and …

A powerful network

Sustainability is a complex process in which several players with several roles, as well as many other elements, come into play. The main components of this large scale change are …

How to Promote a More Sustainable Lifestyle

The ‘green message’ is a message of change and transition to a sustainable lifestyle and future; it is a message that seeks to persuade the audience that their current lifestyle …

Green HR Practices For SMEs

Increasingly organisations are recognising the importance of going green to reach and maintain business development as well as success. This is why the integration of environmental management into human resources …

Green Reward Systems For Organisations

Organisations set reward systems to recognise their employees’ performances and to motivate them to keep high standards of productivity or service. Rewards can be monetary, non-monetary and psychological. In the …

Sustainability as an Employee Motivator

Sustainability and motivation are two concepts commonly found together, particularly when motivating your own employees. Many businesses constantly try to find best ways to motivate their employees towards active engagement …

Human sustainability

Human sustainability was identified earlier as one of the four pillars of sustainability. Let’s explore it a little further now since the human capital of the organisation is critical to …

Check what you’ve learnt

This week you have learnt about the role of HR in sustainable business and the ethical considerations of getting the organisation to support and realign its direction, to envision new …

Next week

The focus for next week is on the role of leadership in sustainability and exploring the ideas around transparency and authenticity. We will review concepts such as greenwashing and walking …

The Role of HR in Sustainable Businesses

Human resource management is critical in supporting the organisation to improve effectiveness, to manage corporate governance and ethical issues beyond economic performance, and to support realignment of the organisation’s future …

Check what you’ve learnt

This week you have learnt about how to define sustainability from an ecological and human resource perspective. You have learnt about the stages of sustainability, defined green HR, the concepts …

Next week

The focus for next week is human sustainability and how this is an important contributor to strategically aligning the needs of human and ecological sustainability for businesses aspiring to implement …