For all of the urgency around economic, social, and governance issues, actions around the globe are uneven and slow moving. Before the coronavirus struck, Egon Zehnder spoke with Benet Northcote, former GreenPeace UK Chief Policy Officer and Director of Corporate Responsibility at the John Lewis Partnership, about the biggest challenges sustainability leaders face, how they are helping organizations make progress, and what key characteristics sustainability leaders need to be successful in transforming their companies—and the world.
Leading these hybrid organizations comes with new challenges for leaders—balancing equity between those who can work from home with those who cannot, creating a new culture with strong organizational values, and ensuring that employees can balance their professional and personal responsibilities, maintaining mental health are all real priorities.
We virtually gathered HR leaders of retail companies to share how they are handling the crisis—from benefits for part-time workers, to emergency succession planning, to preserving corporate culture remotely.
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