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How do leadership and culture contribute to corporate sustainability success?

Jeff Williams, CEO of JMJ and Prof. Diane Coyle of the Bennett Institute, University of Cambridge discuss the purpose, methodology and findings of their recent research into corporate sustainability from a leadership and cultural standpoint.

By JMJ  |  June 21, 2022

Earlier this year, JMJ and The Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge released a study titled, Sustainability: Corporate culture and leadership perspectives. The research asked global business leaders across a range of sectors to share attitudes, barriers, and enablers of successful corporate sustainability strategies from a leadership and culture standpoint.

In the latest edition of JMJ’s Culture Transformation Consulting podcast, Jeff Williams, CEO of JMJ and the Bennett Institute’s Prof. Diane Coyle discuss the study’s purpose, methodology and key findings including:

  • How organizations define corporate sustainability and ESG
  • The internal and external pressures that make corporate sustainability a business imperative
  • Challenges to successful implementation
  • How people at different levels of organizations perceive the role of leadership and culture in driving sustainability transformation
  • Advice for leaders setting out on a sustainability transformation journey

This is the first in a series of podcasts looking at the different aspects of sustainability. Be sure to tune in for future broadcasts when Jeff will focus on the findings from the perspectives of: Culture; stakeholders and drivers; leadership and people.

Other articles and podcasts in this series:

About the Corporate Sustainability report

JMJ and the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge, asked global businesses across industries to share attitudes, barriers, and enablers of successful corporate sustainability strategies from a leadership and culture standpoint. The findings highlight common issues and concerns across businesses, as well as areas of difference. Read the Corporate Sustainability report

About The Bennett Institute

The Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge is one of the UK’s leading public policy institutes, achieving significant impact through its commitment to interdisciplinary academic and policy research and teaching.  It is driving forward research into the growing demand for a more equitable distribution of the world’s natural and social assets and examining the impact that technological change is having on the nature of work, community and consumption around the world. The Institute is committed to outstanding teaching, policy engagement, and devising sustainable and long-lasting solutions. For more information visit bennettinstitute.cam.ac.uk

About JMJ

For over three decades, JMJ has been delivering impactful cultural change to help executives, leaders and front-line workers transform safety, sustainability, and business performance. We combine the deep experience of our people with our proprietary Transformation Cloud platform to deliver breakthrough results, making the impossible possible. www.jmj.com

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