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Enabling Organizational Improvement Initiatives

by Karen Chovan
July 14, 2016 | 56:02 | Views: 2,856 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.47 / 7

Sustainability and the circular economy are fast becoming a reality, impacting all business entities. As a result, the industrial realm has been working hard to improve its historic reputation and change operating and management practices. But, particularly when many sectors continue to experience extended market fluctuations and economic impacts, it can be difficult to engage and sustain momentum on improvement initiatives.

Leaning the Project Lifecycle

by Karen Chovan
April 27, 2016 | 62:29 | Views: 4,632 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.50 / 7

Evidence is showing high rates of natural resource project failure, where stakeholders’ conflicts, regulatory and policy-related challenges, and unfavourable external environments are cited as primary causes. These often stem from environmental performance concerns and legacy issues of past practices. And beyond that, breakdowns in communications, and an incomplete identification of relevant risks and requirements, have been recognized as root causes.

Sustainability Strategy adds Value, Engagement and Power

by Kristina Kohl
September 25, 2014 | 58:09 | Views: 342 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.47 / 7

Join Kris to learn how Sustainable Strategy adds Value, Engagement and Power. Gain new skills in how to assess your organizational readiness to adopt sustainable strategy including a better understanding of the different stages of the sustainability journey. Join Kris to learn how Sustainable Strategy adds Value, Engagement and Power. Gain new skills in how to assess your organizational readiness to adopt sustainable strategy including a better understanding of the different stages of the sustainability journey. Learn how to engage the Board and the C Suite through demonstrating alignment between sustainable strategy and business value creation.

The New Business Case for the Sustainability Imperative

by Bob Willard
July 24, 2014 | 94:45 | Views: 1,075 | PDUs: 1.50 | Rating: 5.65 / 7

An expert on leadership, culture change, and organizational development, Bob Willard distils lessons learned about cultural transformation that are described in his book, The Sustainability Champion’s Guidebook. He provides practical guidance on how to embed sustainability into corporate culture, even if you are not the CEO. He outlines a seven-step sustainability change process; seven leadership practices to use throughout the change process; seven paradoxes that enable successful change strategies; and seven derailers to avoid.

Sustainability in Organizations and Institutions - Part 2

by Josh Morfaw
July 10, 2014 | 62:09 | Views: 142 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.17 / 7

The “Sustainable Development” concept is sweeping across the entire world involving almost all social, economic, cultural, educational and political institutions. It is now unrealistic to think of running a program or project without a plan for its sustainability. The current economic and financial crisis plaguing world economies have a been a litmus on their sustainability and long-term viability of many banks and other financial institutions and this has had some dramatic effects in the implementation of projects sponsored by these financial institutions.

Getting Green Done: An Airline Perspective

by Jacqueline Drumheller
July 02, 2014 | 69:43 | Views: 216 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.40 / 7

Jacqueline Drumheller, Sustainability Manager at Alaska Airlines, will share her real-life (and somewhat humorous) stories about innovations, learnings, and best practices with regard to initiating and implementing a corporate sustainability program. Her presentation will also include tips and lessons learned for organizations who are interested in publishing their first sustainability report (or those who just want to compare wounds with someone who’s been there).

Three Steps to Sustainability

by Heinz Fabrinsky 
June 03, 2014 | 81:43 | Views: 224 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.55 / 7

Economic activities may be threatening our environmental and social resources. In the long run these effects are also threatening our economic proseperity which is unsustainable. Changes to sustainabilty can be led by qualified project managers.

Mission Zero: A Global Sustainability Trailblazer

by Nadine Gudz
December 02, 2013 | 78:47 | Views: 535 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.72 / 7

In 1994, global carpet tile manufacturer, Interface was inspired to rethink its purpose as a company and climb "Mount Sustainability." This journey, referred to as "Mission Zero" - Interface's promise to eliminate any negative impact the company might have on the environment by 2020 - drives product design, engagement and all of the company's global operations.

Compass and ISIS Follow-up: Case Studies

November 13, 2013 | 62:15 | Views: 61 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.75 / 7

A September webinar by Roberta Fernandez with the AtKisson Group covered the basic concepts of the Compass framework and ISIS Method (the 'what'). This followup webinar will address the 'who and when' in determining how to use them. These tools can result in better understanding, clearer decisions, a stronger consensus, more well-developed plans, more effective strategies and implementation programs, better measures of progress, and thus, a great deal of real and specific change to make our world more sustainable. ISIS and Compass are not the tools that PLAN or implement the project, but that bring the sustainability conversation front and center in the project’s beginning.

Sustainability: A Common Language, A Shared Approach

by Roberta Fernandez
September 12, 2013 | 58:57 | Views: 169 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.47 / 7

The webinar introduces a framework and process that serve as the bridge for developing and managing a shared vision of sustainability. The Compass of Sustainability is the framework which allows teams to focus on four critical criteria for long term project success: North is Nature, South is Society, East is Economy and West is Wellbeing.

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