This initiative was shortlisted for the Diversity and Inclusion Award at the World Sustainability Awards 2022. Learn more on how URW has built on existing good HR practices to fully embed D&I in the company culture and improve performance across the group.
We believe that improving environmental and social sustainability cannot be isolated to one part of a business. To make progress, it must be embedded across the entire organisation.
Our platform is formed on three foundations to support member companies in achieving this change:
- Collaborative learning between a cross-functional group of sustainability experts;
- In-depth research to inform strategy development, governance, and metrics; and,
- Practical case studies and benchmarking information to compare best practices.
This initiative was shortlisted for the External Partnership Award at the World Sustainability Awards 2022 after being assessed by a judging panel of 26 experts. The panel was impressed by the progress being made and felt this initiative should be shared and celebrated.
While a rising number of organisations are appointing CSOs, to achieve corporate ESG targets sustainability must be built into every part of the business. Through community research and in-depth interviews, this report highlights the three ways to start embedding sustainability throughout your organisation.
How membership works
Sustainability Leaders Approach
Create a profile
Understand your sustainability maturity and benchmark against your peers
Map and prioritise
Identify the right priorities to accelerate change
Build value plan
Develop a tailored roadmap to achieve your cross-functional sustainability goals
Adopt new practices through strategy insights, applications and connections
Track improvements made to cross-functional alignment and performance