This paper aims to address the importance of a framework for developing employees' sustainability knowledge, skills, and behaviors.
The paper draws on in‐depth interviews with executives from five Fortune 1000 companies that are viewed as market leaders in addressing sustainability.
This paper provides a series of initiatives to equip their employees' talent – from top executives to employees throughout the organization – with the much needed, but often sorely lacking knowledge, skills and attitudes to spearhead efforts to attend to sustainability both today and tomorrow.
The usefulness of demonstrating a company's suite of ongoing initiatives to address sustainability to potential employees during the recruiting process is highlighted by each company.
The framework covered by this paper can help companies enhance their talent management skills.
Lacy, P., Arnott, J. and Lowitt, E. (2009), "The challenge of integrating sustainability into talent and organization strategies: investing in the knowledge, skills and attitudes to achieve high performance", Corporate Governance, Vol. 9 No. 4, pp. 484-494. https://doi.org/10.1108/14720700910985025
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