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Normalising climate considerations - Dave Hunter - 07-22-2020

I am interested in thoughts around how we normalise the conversation around this so it is not an 'environmental' issue but (as a speaker said) simply the context in which we are all doing business and how thinking about emissions and waste etc are naturally part of what is being considered in day to day business operations.

In our experience, at Bates Wells, we have had to artificially introduce it as a standing item in discussions but relatively quickly people are beginning to raise it automatically - without feeling they have to have all the answers, or that they will be thought odd for raising it.


RE: Normalising climate considerations - Emily Darko - 07-22-2020

Intersting point, thanks Dave. This is something we're thinking about at SEUK - how environment/climate becomes mainstreamed across everything we do. Be great to here from members and other social enterprise about views on this...


RE: Normalising climate considerations - JacquiMachin - 07-22-2020

Love the idea of having it as a standing agenda item - a lot of companies do this with safety and find it very effective.
It can be useful to assign semi-official roles to any employees who are already passionate about the issue - make them a green champion or have a green team and they will feel more empowered to think of and raise suggestions.
Also, as with a lot of things, culture comes from leadership, so if leaders bring it into everyday business conversations, it will encourage others to follow suit.


RE: Normalising climate considerations - Dave Hunter - 07-22-2020

JacquiMachin Wrote:Love the idea of having it as a standing agenda item - a lot of companies do this with safety and find it very effective.
It can be useful to assign semi-official roles to any employees who are already passionate about the issue - make them a green champion or have a green team and they will feel more empowered to think of and raise suggestions.
Also, as with a lot of things, culture comes from leadership, so if leaders bring it into everyday business conversations, it will encourage others to follow suit.
Good points, thanks, Jacqui.

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