aligning esg Goodwill

with

Sustainability/social impact

 

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about an unprecedented shift in sustainability mindsets. Both customers or investors firmly believe that all types of businesses – whether brick-and-mortar or digital, transaction-based or subscription-based, single-sector or multi-sector - trying to create sustainable prosperity cannot survive without a sound sustainability strategy.

 

The regulatory ESG (Environmental, Social, and Government) framework has been continuously reviewed and revised, becoming increasingly complex as a wide range of new information, aimed at satisfying the needs of various categories of stakeholders, has either been added or further articulated.

 

Many companies already have some type of sustainability program(s) in place. However, many companies have not deeply considered the ways in which sustainability can enhance their business model. What, then, does it take to transform sustainability into a competitive advantage?

 

Alignment is vital for both value creation and overall enterprise performance in today’s complex and fast-changing world. But mis-alignment within organizations is hardly abnormal. You may well have experienced it yourself. It is easy to detect – here are some common mis-alignment symptoms:

 

□   A lack of focus on results

□   A lack of a shared, consistent approach to serving the customer

□   A lack of ability to leverage and fully utilize team members’ individual talents and strengths

□   A lack of clear expectations, which in turn results in unmet performance requirements

□   A lack of responsibility and mutual accountability

□   A lack of open communication

□   A lack of aligned approaches to problem-solving, decision-making, role definition, & other key processes

□   A lack of teamwork among leaders, which can cascade through an organization

 

Clearly, mis-alignment is costly. Mis-alignment typically leads to negative financial impacts, which may be obvious or hidden. Among the hidden costs are unmet KPIs, missed opportunities, missed sales, and unmet promises to the customer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The consequences of mis-alignment are too many and too powerful to ignore. Therefore, leaders must focus on the challenge of creating and leading aligned teams and organizations. They should view alignment as a key opportunity to improve performance. Great leaders and team members actively seek out and confront mis-alignments.                                 

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about an unprecedented shift in sustainability mindsets. Both customers or investors firmly believe that all types of businesses – whether brick-and-mortar or digital, transaction-based or subscription-based, single-sector or multi-sector - trying to create sustainable prosperity cannot survive without a sound sustainability strategy.

 

The regulatory ESG (Environmental, Social, and Government) framework has been continuously reviewed and revised, becoming increasingly complex as a wide range of new information, aimed at satisfying the needs of various categories of stakeholders, has either been added or further articulated.

 

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about an unprecedented shift in sustainability mindsets. Both customers or investors firmly believe that all types of businesses – whether brick-and-mortar or digital, transaction-based or subscription-based, single-sector or multi-sector - trying to create sustainable prosperity cannot survive without a sound sustainability strategy.

 

The regulatory ESG (Environmental, Social, and Government) framework has been continuously reviewed and revised, becoming increasingly complex as a wide range of new information, aimed at satisfying the needs of various categories of stakeholders, has either been added or further articulated.

 

The what? The why? and The how? are the three questions the Business Code addresses. Too often, people are unclear about what they are contributing to. They are disengaged emotionally, and they are confused and fearful because they do not really understand how they are supposed to make positive impacts.

 

The Strategic ESG Alignment program with our ESG Circle Partner

- Benchmark Module

- Wider Purpose Module

- Engage Module

- Evaluate Module

- Recognition Module

aims to support companies and teams by aligning them on the what, the why, and the how in this new ESG-focused era of business.

 

Team leaders who stand to benefit from the program include:

•   Board of Director Members

•   ESG/Sustainability Committee Members

•   Executive Sponsors

•   Deployment Leaders

•   Functional Leadership Members

•   Key Organizational Influencers

 

Upcoming Briefing Sessions:

In-person session, bi-weekly Thu, 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Hong Kong,

by CWK Advisory & SocietyNext Foundation

 

 

For Strategic ESG Alignment Briefing info

Please email us vai briefing@esgalignment.com or contact our ESG Circle Partner

Benefits

•  Trusted Communication: Demonstrate your position on social and environmental issues and build trust with your customers by including top-level management in the communication process.

 

•  Build Customer Loyalty: Craft a “Wider Purpose” business that demonstrates sustainability credentials and generates customers that are more loyal, return more often, and are more willing to pay a premium.

 

•  Organizational Renewal:  Keep everyone involved and on the same page during organizational renewal with a Wider Purpose strategic communication outline.