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Developing and managing the company’s sustainability strategy

Developing and managing the company’s sustainability strategy

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Developing and managing the company’s sustainability strategy is the process of identifying and mitigating the environmental, social, and governance risks associated with the company’s operations and products. It involves conducting sustainability assessments, developing and executing sustainability initiatives, and reporting on sustainability performance.

Beginner competence definition

At the beginner level, individuals are able to understand the importance of sustainability in achieving business success. They can identify common sustainability risks, such as carbon emissions, waste, and human rights violations. They can also assist in conducting a basic sustainability assessment and developing basic sustainability initiatives.

Intermediate competence definition

At the intermediate level, individuals have experience developing and executing a comprehensive sustainability strategy. They can identify and mitigate sustainability risks, develop and execute sustainability initiatives, and report on sustainability performance. They can also build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including customers, employees, investors, and regulators.

Advanced competence definition

At the advanced level, individuals should be an expert in developing and managing the company’s sustainability strategy. They have experience identifying emerging sustainability risks and opportunities and developing strategies to respond to those risks and opportunities. They can manage complex sustainability initiatives that involve multiple stakeholders and departments. We have also found they have experience integrating sustainability into the company’s overall strategy and culture.


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