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5 steps to create a sustainability upskilling strategy for your company

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By illuminem briefings

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🗞️ Driving the news: As companies across industries recognize the importance of sustainability, the need for a comprehensive sustainability training strategy becomes paramount
• Trish Kenlon offers a practical guide for developing an employee sustainability upskilling strategy tailored to a company's specific objectives, budget, and resources

🔭 The context: The guide outlines five key steps: deciding who should be trained and on what topics, identifying areas for customization, determining the training providers, planning the delivery and distribution of training, and budgeting for content maintenance
• These steps aim to equip employees with the necessary skills to meet the company’s sustainability goals effectively

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Upskilling employees in sustainability practices is crucial for reducing environmental impact and achieving corporate sustainability objectives
• Educated employees can contribute to innovative solutions and help foster a culture of sustainability within the organization, leading to more sustainable business practices overall

⏭️ What's next: Implementing these steps requires thoughtful consideration of the company’s unique needs and resources
• By prioritizing targeted training for teams with the greatest potential impact and making general sustainability training available to all, companies can navigate budget and time constraints while fostering a sustainable corporate culture

💬 One quote: "There’s inherent value in making training available to general employees even if it doesn’t have an obvious straight line to your carbon key performance indicators." - Trish Kenlon

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