Talent, Transformation, and the Triple Bottom Line: How Companies Can Leverage Human Resources to Achieve Sustainable Growth

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HR Professional's guide to creating a strategically sustainableorganization

Employees are central to creating sustainable organizations, yetthey are left on the sidelines in most sustainability initiativesalong with the HR professionals who should be helping to engage andenergize them. This book shows business leaders and HRprofessionals how to: motivate employees to create economic,environmental and social value; facilitate necessary culture,strategic and organizational change; embed sustainability into theemployee lifecycle; and strengthen existing capabilities anddevelop new ones necessary to support the transformation tosustainability.

Talent, Transformation, and the Triple Bottom Line alsodemonstrates how leading companies are using sustainability tostrengthen core HR functions: to win the war for talent, tomotivate and empower employees, to increase productivity, and toenliven traditional HR-related efforts such as diversity, healthand wellness, community involvement and volunteerism. Incombination, these powerful benefits can help drive businessgrowth, performance, and results.

  • The book offers strategies, policies, tools and specific actionsteps that business leaders and HR professionals can use to getinto the sustainability game or enhance their effortsdramatically
  • Andrew Savitz is an expert in sustainability and has workedextensively with many organizations on sustainability strategy andimplementation; he and Karl Weber wrote The Triple BottomLine, one of the most successful books in the field
  • Published in partnership with SHRM and with the cooperation ofthe World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Forward by Edward Lawler III

This book fills a gaping hole in both the HR and sustainabilityliterature by educating HR professionals about sustainability,sustainability professionals about HR, and business leaders abouthow to marry the two to accelerate progress on both fronts.

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"Sustainability is often a disruptive change that requirescompanies to abandon or alter traditional business practices. Nowwe have a book that offers real insight to business leaders aboutwhat sustainability means for them and how they can help theirorganizations plan and innovate to maximize the benefits itpromises, both to their organizations and to the society in whichthey live."
Clayton Christensen, professor, Harvard BusinessSchool and author, The Innovator's Dilemma and How WillYou Measure Your Life?

"Andy Savitz shows how to inspire a workforce to promotesustainability. The bonus is that engaged employees will help theirorganizations to achieve financial, social, and environmentalpayoffs as well. It's all laid out clearly for readers by a greatleadership strategist."
Walter Isaacson, president and CEO, the AspenInstitute and author of the best-selling biography SteveJobs

"I'm delighted that this book, which originated with AndySavitz's work on sustainability with SHRM, is now available tohuman resources professionals everywhere. Andy shows how HRdepartments can support environmental and social initiatives whileleveraging sustainability to achieve traditional HR goals includingdiversity, employee engagement, worker safety, and health care costcontrol. This is a remarkable and much needed guide for HRprofessionals and advisors."
Sue Messinger, former CEO, Society for Human ResourceManagement

"In this breakthrough book for HR leaders, Andy Savitz showsclearly and convincingly how sustainability can help anyorganization strengthen its ability to attract and retain talent,increase the engagement of its employees, and develop importantcapabilities for doing business in an interconnected world, all inthe service of core business objectives."
Lisa G. Bisaccia, senior vice president and chiefhuman resource officer, CVSCaremark Corporation

"A wholly new point of view on how business leaders can aligncorporate culture, organizational capacity, and employee engagementwith sustainability. Along with a fresh perspective, Savitzprovides practical guidance to CEOs, human resource leaders,sustainability professionals, and anyone else trying to advancesustainability within their organization. This is a must read for21st century business leaders."
Tobias Webb, founder, Ethical Corporationmagazine

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To meet the environmental, social, and economic challengesfacing us, organizations must become more sustainable. Employeesplay a central role in that transformation, yet they are vastlyunderutilized in most company's sustainability initiatives, as arethe HR departments and professionals who should be helping toengage them.

Talent, Transformation, and the Triple Bottom Line showsleaders how they can leverage human resources and sustainability toimprove business performance. It provides insights and guidancealong with strategies, tactics, and tools that business leaders,sustainability specialists, and HR professionals can use to:

  • change the organization's culture so that it supportssustainability and drives core business objectives and success
  • increase employee engagement though shared values
  • measure and enhance the business impact of sustainability,including the value generated by a more engaged workforce
  • create organizational capabilities to meet the environmental,social, and economic challenges of today and tomorrow
  • embed sustainability into the organization's workforcelifecycle processes
  • leverage sustainability to help achieve traditional HRobjectives like diversity, health care cost containment, and a moreproductive workforce

Author Andrew Savitz shows how forward-thinking companies ofevery size and in every industry are using the unique capabilitiesof human resources to improve their financial, social, andenvironmental performance. Talent, Transformation, and theTriple Bottom Line is an essential roadmap for HR,sustainability professionals, and business people who seek to leadtheir organizations into the future.

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