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Culture and purpose

This topic will support you to:
  • foster a purpose-driven culture within organizations and explore the just transition
  • and engage the workforce, equipping employees with the skills and competencies needed to navigate the climate transition.

Blog articles

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Blog | 1 Jul 2023

United Nations: Finance & Justice

In many respects, climate finance, when it is sufficient and invested in the right ways, is a path to climate justice. How can it happen? The UN Secretary-General's Acceleration Agenda for 2023 outlines six critical actions for governments, businesses and financial leaders.

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Blog | 4 Jan 2022

Embedding ESG and purpose in your organisation: A McKinsey blog

Answering three questions about purpose and environmental, social, and governance issues can help business leaders zero in on what matters most for their organizations

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Blog | 4 Sep 2020

5 tips for leaders who want to create a strong sustainability culture

In order to integrate sustainability into the core of a business, it has to be a part of the company’s culture. For this to happen, a top leader must be willing and ready to go first and evolve, according to leadership advisor Sandja Brügmann.

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Case study | 14 Sep 2022

SSE: Committed to a just transition to a decarbonised energy sector

The We Mean Business Coalition looks at SSE’s commitment to a just transition to a decarbonised energy sector.


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Explainer | 22 Sep 2022

The Chairperson’s guide to a just transition

The World Economic Forum and the Climate Governance Initiative, in collaboration with Deloitte, have produced a guidebook to provide corporate board members with an overview of the just transition and why it is essential in shaping corporate strategy.


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Report | 3 May 2023

Tackling inequality: An agenda for business action

This flagship report of the Business Commission to tackle inequality provides the global business community with a clear and compelling case for business efforts to tackle inequality, as well as a common and holistic agenda for private sector action.

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Report | 1 May 2023

A net zero workforce

This Climate Change Committee brief provides an overview of the evidence on the potential impacts of Net Zero for the workforce to inform the Government’s Net Zero and Nature Workforce Action Plan that is due in early 2024.

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Report | 1 Jan 2023

A people-powered solution to climate change

In this third instalment in their ESG and sustainability series, Korn Ferry talks about climate change and people-related issues to consider when working towards carbon neutrality.


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Video | 14 Mar 2023

Watch: The people side of climate action and the role of the board

Setting a net zero target is not enough. Stakeholders expect demonstrable climate action and meaningful progress. In collaboration with Korn Ferry, Chapter Zero Brussels, and Chapter Zero France, this webinar explored the key ‘people’ challenges in taking action on climate, and the board’s role in holding the executive to account. It featured practical insights.