HR must be included in climate strategies

With flash floods and wildfires raging across the world, the climate emergency is at the top of every company’s agenda.

While most organisations acknowledge that having a climate strategy is important, it has not yet turned into meaningful activity at every level of the company.

The Making an Impact – Climate Change Guide published by global advisory service, Willis Towers Watson, surveyed 121 UK HR leaders from businesses of varying sizes.

It found that while 79% of their organisations were developing climate strategies, only half had included HR in the development of their strategy and 40% overall had no intention of doing so in the future.

“In broader terms this has been a topic of high importance for a while now so it’s surprising that HR has not been involved more,” said Amanda Scott, GB head of talent and rewards at Willis Towers Watson.

“We need to have HR at the table talking about and inputting to the climate strategy and likewise the climate strategy needs to be embedded in the people strategy. It’s critical.”

Amanda will highlights ways HR leaders can empower employees to drive change, embedding the climate strategy among its people through training and incentivising beyond the boardroom at EMEX on 24th November – Building Skills, Creating a Net Zero Ready Workforce

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