Community of Practice: Sustainability during a recession

This community focuses on how sustainability professionals can continue to drive forward sustainable outcomes during the current economic context.

Sustainability professionals are expected to influence and engage with a wide variety of stakeholders, from Board members to customers. This can be especially challenging during a recession when short term economic issues, rather than sustainable outcomes, are understandably what’s front of mind.

This interactive community aims to  empower sustainability professionals to influence and integrate sustainability across their organisations, even during a time of fiscal constraints.

Who can join?

Sustainability practitioners of any level from an SBC member organisation

What gets discussed?

Each session focuses on a different topic within this theme. Topics will include:

  • Embedding a values-led approach to sustainability
  • What covid taught us about addressing what’s front of mind
  • Communicating the risk of inaction
  • The economic imperatives for sustainability

Each session will be centred around a short Q&A with a thought leader on the topic, followed by small group discussions in breakout rooms.

What’s the commitment?

This community is a place for knowledge sharing and capability building, and being part of it requires active participation. As well as Q&A you’ll take part in breakout rooms to discuss shared challenges on the focus topic.

What will I get out of being part of the group?

You will get out what you put in! Being part of this community connects you with a network of likeminded professionals. As well as a safe space to share challenges you’re experiencing in your role, you’ll walk away with practical tips on how to keep sustainability on your business’s agenda.

How often does this community meet? 

Online, every 2 months. You are not required to attend every session, although we do encourage you to do so to get the most out of your involvement.

Interested in joining?

Email Jay at SBC on [email protected]

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