Challenges, opportunities and priorities: Sustainability leaders answer the big questions
What is the biggest challenge facing sustainability professionals? What makes an effective CSR leader? And what should be at the top of your list of priorities for 2017? Last week's Sustainability Leaders Forum was the perfect opportunity to find out...
VIDEO: The skills you need to become a sustainability leader
What makes a great sustainability leader? Here, edie rounds up all of our 'sustainability skills' videos filmed over the past month, and brings you a final episode on how to effectively lead your company's CSR strategy - marking the start of our Sustainability Leadership Month.
VIDEO: 60-second sustainability skill - The Storyteller
The penultimate episode of our series of sustainability skills videos sees Carillion's chief sustainability officer David Picton explain the importance of being a good storyteller when looking to drive positive change within your organisation and beyond.
VIDEO: 60-second sustainability skill - The Collaborator
The next in our series of sustainability skills videos sees Supply Chain Sustainability School chair Shaun McCarthy explain how sustainability professionals can use collaborative skills and techniques to drive positive change within their organisation and beyond.
VIDEO: 60-second sustainability skill - The Influencer (Part 2)
The next in our mini-series of short videos produced as part of edie's 'sustainability skills' month sees The Body's Shop's Kate Levine give her take on the importance of influencing skills for sustainability professionals to drive positive change within their organisation and beyond.
VIDEO: 60-second sustainability skill - The Disruptor
In part four of our series of sustainability skills videos, Swarovski's new vice president of sustainability Dax Lovegrove explains the importance of using disruptive innovation to drive positive change within your organisation and beyond.
VIDEO: 60-second sustainability skill - The Motivator
Part three of our mini-series of sustainability skills videos sees London Sustainable Development Commissioner and sustainability expert Paul Toyne explain how sustainability professionals can utilise motivational skills to drive positive change within their organisation and beyond.
Communication skills crucial for energy managers to deliver efficiency programmes, say experts
Advances in technology have created a viable and economic business case for companies to implement energy efficiency programmes, but those programmes will only be successfully delivered if the business benefits are effectively translated to the boardroom and staff.
Human capital: Why low-carbon innovations must grow hand-in-hand with new sustainability skills
Companies that are driving the global low-carbon transition do so through the effective use of clean technology and a willingness to embrace new businesses models, but are the next generation of green businesses leaders primed with the right skills to push the sustainability agenda even further?
VIDEO: 60-second sustainability skill - The Innovator
In the second part of a new series of sustainability skills videos, Interface's co-innovation partner Jon Khoo explains how sustainability professionals can utilise innovation skills to drive positive change within their organisation and beyond.
VIDEO: 60-second sustainability skill - The Influencer (Part 1)
In the first of a brand new series of short videos produced as part of edie's 'sustainability skills' month, green business leader-turned advisor Richard Gillies explains the influencing skills that sustainability professionals can use to drive positive change within their organisation and beyond.
Kering and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation launch separate sustainability curriculum modules
French apparel company Kering has launched a new curriculum to gain understanding of the environmental impacts of student fashion designs, just days after the Ellen MacArthur Foundation moved to place circular economy into International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum.
The Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Episode 12 - From green apprentice to sustainability leader
As The Apprentice returns to our TV screens for its 12th series, edie speaks exclusively to a former candidate who has big renewable energy ambitions, and a sustainability leader who has developed a unique solution to the complex challenge of behaviour change.
Why businesses should look beyond graduates to develop the next generation of CSR leaders
Organisations from across the public and private sectors should do more to expand the capacity of corporate responsibility and sustainability job markets, by looking beyond graduates and in-house employees to broaden engagement and leadership skills.
The Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Episode 08 - Sustainability without the fluff
It's time to discuss the elephant in the room: companies will only become truly 'sustainable' if they can embed sustainability into their products. But what are the skills required to deliver a comprehensive low-carbon, resource efficient business action plan?
The Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Episode 04 - Plan A progress and carbon-neutral beer
What keeps M&S's director of sustainable business Mike Barry awake at night? Which onsite sustainability solutions are best for achieving carbon neutrality? And how should UK businesses be building on the successes of the Paris climate talks?
Into the Dragon's Den: A guide to boardroom buy-in on sustainability
In this three-part 'guide to' series for sustainability professionals, edie asks the experts about how to overcome major challenges and seize hidden opportunities on the path to driving green business. First up: the daunting task of getting the board on-board.
Sustainability professionals must adopt 'courageous leadership' skills, says P&G
EXCLUSIVE: Integrating sustainability as a business strategy requires "courageous leadership" in a world with limited resources and environmental challenges, according to Procter & Gamble's (P&G) global sustainability director.
The Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Episode 03 - Sustainability skills special
In this special edition of edie's weekly podcast, we sit down with P&G's global sustainability director Virginie Helias, who provides an insight into the skills and expertise she's acquired after 28 years' experience with the FMCG firm.
Sustainability simplified - cutting the complexity
The sustainability management role is a complex one and individual needs and priorities are different depending on organisation type, business focus and sometimes even the day of the week. So, to cut through the complexity, we are bringing the edie experience to life.
Why you LOVE your job: Sustainability professionals report record levels of career satisfaction
Environment and sustainability professionals are among the happiest workers in the UK, according to the latest annual Practitioner Survey from the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA).
National Lottery invests £33m in next generation of environmental leaders
Young people across the country will have the opportunity to "unleash their ambition" and develop skills and knowledge to improve their local environments through a new £33m programme from the Big Lottery Fund.
Top 10 skills that every sustainability professionals needs
From being a good storyteller to 'wearing different hats', the modern day sustainability professional needs a huge array of skills to be able to work towards a long-term vision and inspire change within - and outside of - their organisation.
Fifty shades of green: Telling your sustainability story
With this week being National Storytelling Week (30 January - 6 February), edie reporter Matt Mace investigates how creating a compelling and evocative sustainability story can turn a big green idea into reality.
Storytelling skills crucial for sustainability success, says Sainsbury's
EXCLUSIVE: Being an expert storyteller and "humanising" environmental projects have become vital skills for sustainability professionals to embed a strong CSR culture throughout their organisation, the head of sustainability at Sainsbury's has claimed.
Generation S: Survey reveals employment benefits of sustainable business
Firms accused of 'unethical' practices such as poor environmental performance are missing out on more than half of 'Generation S' candidates, who are more selective about their employer's approach to sustainability .
What skills do you need to build a successful career in sustainability?
As vice-president of innovation and sustainability at consumer goods giant RB (formerly Reckitt Benckiser), David Challis has, by any measure, built a successful career in sustainability.
Primary school teachers want to bring sustainability back to school
An overwhelming majority of primary school teachers believe they should be teaching children about the effects of climate change, despite sustainability no longer being a statutory requirement in the curriculum.
Selling sustainability: Business culture more effective than 'green' products
EXCLUSIVE: Companies should stop 'selling' sustainability and focus on creating products and brands that have green credentials embedded as a core value, industry experts have argued.
From utilities to mining: How Veolia has paved the way for a circular economy
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Veolia's executive vice-president Estelle Brachlianoff discussed her biggest achievements, challenges and secrets to success in a revealing on-stage interview with edie.
Feeling green: Food firms urged to get emotional over sustainability
Using "emotional drivers" and financial incentives is the quickest way to spark corporate interest in sustainability initiatives, leading food industry experts have claimed.
Are 'slow-to-adjust' business schools contributing to the sustainability skills gap?
EXCLUSIVE: Business schools are contributing to the sustainability skills gap by failing to offer enough environmental and ecological education, despite an increasing demand from businesses.