While it’s a positive sign that corporations are showing an interest in social and environmental sustainability, this surge should also raise questions about the motivation and sincerity of these efforts. With that in mind, here are three tips for fine-tuning your own business sustainability radar.
Through the challenges and uncertainty, it’s a pleasure sharing my transition to remote work with PSU’s passionate, dedicated and caring community. Crises can bring people closer, even when we’re six feet apart. While the way we work may feel different, it carries forward with the same steadfast commitment to student success.
As the world becomes more interconnected, it’s likely that epidemics like the Coronavirus will continue to impact companies. There are steps that corporations can take in their supply chains to help manage risk.
Nelson repeatedly spoke to the importance of education to her success. Growing up in a small Arkansas town, Nelson described how education exposed her to new people, ideas and beliefs. “Education was the window to the world,” she said. “It was the key.” Nelson explained that learning often requires discomfort, and so she challenged the audience to “push yourself out of your comfort zone.”
If future leaders are going to redefine business, they must prioritize ethical decision-making, appreciate financial risk, but respect consumer safety more. They must value trust and understand that it can’t be commodified. Moving forward, leaders must have the humility to know when they’ve failed, and the courage to admit responsibility when they do. Those are the risks worth taking.