Sustainable leadership in the organisation
Sustainability is not just an agenda.
It is about getting to action and improving impact.
The UN global goals are relevant to your business
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are good for assessing both opportunities and risks for your business and organisation to ensure current and future growth. Mannaz can help you succeeding with this work.
Opportunities and risks
We are experiencing that important stakeholders’ goals, demands and requirements are changing – from citizens/consumers to governments. Are you attentive to how your most important stakeholders’ agendas are changing?
If you wish to succeed as a corporation or organisation, it is crucial that you take these changing demands into account. The SDGs are reflected in these demands. You can use the SDGs to assess the opportunities and risks for your company or organisation.
SDGs inspires new business opportunities and efficiency improvement. A focused effort on sustainability can strengthen your reputation, attract young talent, and create environmental, social and financial success.
Look inside and outside to succeed
So far, the sustainability agenda has often centered more on sustainable production and branding. It has therefore been focused on efforts such as sustainable procurement, green energy, means of transportation for employees, corporate taxation, anti-corruption efforts, local education of workforce, and equal opportunities amongst employees to develop and excel within the organisation.
These are still crucial. But today it is equally important to consider innovation of business models as well as products and services. Additionally, there is a need to focus on sustainability in relation to partnerships, as new partnerships might be what you need to grab new sustainable business opportunities. This might also encourage reconsidering your partnership set-up regarding products or services. In turn enabling relevant solutions being available to the market more quickly.
All this creates new demands for managers who are able to lead a culture, where you live up to sustainability standards while keeping an eye on external opportunities.
Your leadership as our focus
Management is crucial to your success in becoming a sustainable business/organisation. In fact, it is so essential that it has been discussed making leadership the 18th SDG, because it has become very complex to act both within the frame of an organisation’s rules and procedures, and simultaneously meeting the increasing demands of authorities and customers in terms of sustainability.
Therefore, managers need to help the organisation by balancing how you can stay compliant while seizing new opportunities.
It is a very important managerial task to translate sustainability in a way that suits your organisation. Often the road from engagement to skepticism is relatively short if employees sense that top management is just talking and not getting to action and improved impact. When you succeed in having both inspirational and relevant goals for your organisation, while bringing yourself into the process, your organisation will move as well.
A sustainable organisation is focused on new forms of cooperation – both across the organisation, with external partners and with customers. This requires strong leadership skills. Is your management team ready for a sustainable transformation?
Starting the sustainability conversation
If you are motivated to include sustainability on your agenda, Mannaz can help you initiating the process and reaching your goals. We facilitate dialogues on sustainability in your organisation, where we include perspectives and ideas that can both inspire and challenge your dialogue:
- Which new business opportunities contribute to a sustainable direction? Will it provide you with a competitive advantage?
- Are there new products that need to be developed and existing products that should be redesigned more sustainably?
- Is it a matter of changing your business model?
- Can you engage in new partnerships across the value chain?
- Can you design new longer lasting products or ones that are easier to repair or reuse to extend their lifetime?
Mannaz helps you discover the possibilities, plan the execution, and create a roadmap that fits your level of ambition. A proper launch includes defining risks and possible influences as well as creating a frame for reporting to make progress easier to monitor.
You want to turn the potential of your organisation into tangible results on several bottom lines. So, you need both a vision and an implementation plan.
A facilitated dialogue
At Mannaz, we are experts in facilitating the strategic dialogue, where we uncover your level of ambition and the efforts needed to get started now, as well as the roadmap that will deliver on the ambitions in the longer term. Although we bring knowledge from our working knowledge of sustainability transformations, the ideas spring from your dialogue.
We use the model on the right to structure the conversation. Not all aspects of this will be relevant to all companies, so we always start with the specific conditions of your business.
From strategy to results
When implementing your sustainability strategy, it is a process of change, or even of transformation. This requires participation from across the organisation. Mannaz can help leaders and specialists in your organisation, to enable the strategy to achieve broad, deep anchoring which creates results. We always work in close dialogue with you.
We’d also like to involve the employees and managers who are responsible for implementing the sustainability strategy, because all change begins and ends with people.
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