about the program
Senior executive councils are often the biggest asset to sustainability programs. Council support and ongoing engagement is increasingly understood as critical to the ability of sustainability teams to achieve meaningfully progress. Moreover, the next phase of sustainability requires moving beyond isolated programs, and will entail integration of sustainability tenets and responsibilities into business cores and across departments. However, some companies are struggling to engage their councils and keep them relevant.
PROGRAM PURPOSE AND STRATEGY
Facilitate creation of and direction for executive councils, as catalysts for the next phase of corporate sustainability. This year-long program will leverage the futures tools to engage councils in actionable workshops that result in new, sustainability-related ideas that the council members are excited to implement. It will conclude with tools that leverage the council members’ own business expertise and can be brought to their own teams, thereby engaging more than just the council members alone.
First, please review the overview document, which includes an overview of the program, a sample timeline, and information about all of the materials that were developed. Then download all of the documents via the links below.
Throughout the year, RILA will provide support (sample PPT presentations, workshop exercises, etc.), and host conference calls with a small group of sustainability leads to share ideas and learn from one another—a “virtual team.” RILA will also send relevant articles and stories to sustainability leads to forward on to councils.