Sustainability Strategy and Engagement: two sides to the same coin
I had a meeting with a potential new client this morning. They want a sustainability strategy, but most of the conversation revolved about engagement of internal stakeholders. That’s because, without engagement, a strategy will sit on a shelf gathering dust.
If you have engagement and no strategy, you’re limiting yourself to incremental improvements in sustainability performance. In fact I know organisations who have wasted their high levels of engagement because the lack of strategy meant they hit diminishing returns and employees started to lose patience with slowing progress.
While Terra Infirma’s two main streams of consultancy work are strategy and engagement, in practice there is a massive overlap between them.