Integrating Sustainability into your Organization: From Plan To Action

The Conference Board of Canada, October 6, 2016
Recorded Webinar
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Your sustainability strategy and policy direction have been set. Now what?

Organizations often find that after the long process of building and adopting a sustainability policy or strategy, there is a stall. Sure, implementing and embedding sustainability into the business and day-to-day operational decisions is hard work, but that’s not the only thing holding up changes. Often, the environmental or sustainability plan becomes siloed within the organization, leading to delays, disorganization, and functional leaders that don’t always understand the plan's relevance. So how can you ensure your sustainability strategy isn’t shelved before it even begins?

Join us for the 60-minute webinar as Coro Strandberg, CSR and sustainability strategist, along with Carmen Turner, Sustainability Leader at Teck Resources and Geoff Pegg, Sustainability Director at TELUS, provide you with valuable strategies to achieve the sustainability goals your company has set for itself.

Coro will explain how to integrate sustainability into corporate culture and governance, and offer relevant, usable insights on how you can mobilize and engage your organization to embrace a sustainability ethic. The result? Significant financial and social benefits, as well as increased employee engagement.

Webinar Highlights

Attend this session and you will:

  • Deepen your knowledge about how to embed sustainability in your corporate culture.
  • Learn how to mobilize and engage business leaders.
  • Recognize the most valuable leverage points for scaling and accelerating sustainable change in your organization.
  • Hear about case studies of companies that have successfully embedded sustainability into their operations, the lessons learned and what’s next for these leaders.

This webinar is the first of a series of events to the launch the Conference Board of Canada’s Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (CR&S) Institute. Over the next decade, the CR&S Institute will become the foremost independent science and sustainability-based knowledge. The Institute offers independent research and thought leadership that support collaboration, knowledge transfer, innovation, monitoring, and evaluation of contemporary corporate responsibility and sustainability issues.

About The Speakers

Coro Strandberg, CSR and sustainability strategist and thought leader will describe this emerging global trend and the top leverage points for embedment that are the keys to success. Carmen Turner, Sustainability Leader at Teck Resources, will share Teck’s story of embedding sustainability at the leadership level and into operations over two sustainability strategy cycles. Geoff Pegg, Sustainability Director at TELUS, will contribute his ideas on how TELUS has embedded sustainability into incentive pay and functional roles and through a systematic, focused effort.

Who will benefit from this webinar?

If you work in corporate sustainability and social responsibility in the public or private sector,you will gain valuable insights about this important practice. Human resources, corporate strategy, operations and governance professionals will also benefit.

About Coro Strandberg

Photo of Coro StrandbergCoro Strandberg, President of Strandberg Consulting, is a nationally recognized corporate social responsibility and sustainability thought leader and strategist. She advises corporations, governments and industry associations on the integration of sustainability into business purpose, governance, risk management, strategy and operations in ways that create business and societal value. She was recognized as a top CSR consultant by Canada’s 2015 Clean50.

About Carmen Turner

Photo of Carmen TurnerCarmen is the Leader, Sustainability at Teck Resources. With over 15 years of experience in corporate sustainability, Carmen brings expertise in sustainability reporting, organizational change and strategic management. Some highlights of her time at Teck include leading the management of 11 GRI reports, implementing the Mining Association of Canada’s Towards Sustainable Mining program and leading the strategy which led to Teck’s appointment to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. She was selected by CR Magazine as one of the Corporate Responsibility 2014 Superstars.

About Geoff Pegg

Photo of Geoff PeggGeoff is the Director of Sustainability, Utilities & Energy Management with TELUS. After ten years in various customer experience and operations roles with TELUS both locally and internationally, Geoff has led TELUS’ sustainability strategy for the past five years. Highlights include producing five award-winning GRI sustainability reports, creating TELUS’ innovative National Sustainability Council, establishing their long-term climate change and waste diversion goals and targets and initiating TELUS’ leading practice of linking executive and team member pay to sustainability objectives.

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