The sustainability crisis has become an important concern in today’s world. We may define it as a crisis created by rapid environmental changes. In fact, this crisis will soon create situations in which human beings can no longer survive. Therefore, the world, especially the industrial world, needs to take urgent measures to battle this crisis. In fact, we can sense the urgency of action in the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, known as the “now or never” report.
The “now or never” report claims that the crisis will change the entire character of this world. Therefore the CEOs of the industries should not take the environmental issue lightly. The world is at such a juncture, that the CEOs need to take active steps to reverse the sustainability crisis. In fact, in many cases, the leaders of the industries are taking up active roles in this regard. A recent survey stated that about 74% of the executives believe that sustainability e can play a big role in transforming the industrial sector. However, the same survey showed that the majority of the executives do not know how to advance sustainability efforts. Therefore, read this article to know about some ways in which industry leaders can tackle the sustainability crisis.
Ways To Tackle Sustainability Crisis
At this moment of urgency, small-scale actions might not prove enough. Therefore, the leaders have to take actions that will have a large-scale impact. This may be done in the following three ways:
Be The Leader In Your Organisation
The first step towards tackling the sustainability crisis is to lead your organisation in a challenging way. In fact, as a leader, you need to reach out to your employees, in order to discover the greatest areas of action. A recent survey of 1,200 CEOs showed that about 70% of them are trying to achieve zero emission targets. But, this is not going to be enough. As the leader, you need to incorporate sustainability in every sphere of your strategy. There can be a variety of ways to tackle environmental changes. But whatever might be the way, the process should be an integrated effort.
Show The Way To Your Industry
Working only on an individual level will not be enough to battle this sustainability crisis. In fact, the leaders must work on the industry level, to ensure sustainability measures. They should ensure that sustainability models are successfully adopted not only in their individual organisations but also at the industry level. Sustainability is more of a data problem. Therefore, clarity in data will ensure that the other companies will be able to make better decisions. Therefore, lead your industry with sustainable models.
Be The Pathfinder To The World
This is the ultimate goal. We know that the corporate climate action goes beyond the four walls and reaches out to every walk of life. Estelle Brachlianoff, CEO of Veolia, has been working tirelessly on this ground and has set before us an example to follow. Therefore, lead the world by example to battle this sustainability crisis.
It is possible to transform your industry in a sustainable way. In fact, we have seen how Ørsted transformed itself from a coal-intensive power generator to a green energy company. This transformation took only a decade. Moreover, this transformation reduced CO2 by 86% while doubling its profit. Therefore, it is an example that we all can follow. Climate changes have become a prime concern for environmentalists and also some industrial leaders. Now it’s your turn to lead the world with an example, in this battle against the sustainability crisis.
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