Sustainability in the workplace Essential Insights
Explore what environmental sustainability means in the world of work and the steps organisations should take to operate more sustainably.
Free for CIPD members and Core Learning Subscribers.
Organisations contribute not only to the lives of their employees and customers, but to society as a whole. As part of developing business acumen, people professionals must understand their organisation’s sustainability direction and priorities as well as external trends and influences.
This evidence-based Essential Insights online course introduces environmental sustainability in a business context and the associated economic, social and reputational advantages of operating more sustainably in the workplace. In just 60-90 minutes, learners will explore how to define a purpose, goals and practical steps to increase their organisation’s sustainability efforts.
The course also stresses the need to act now. Attendees will be able to embed learning immediately to help support their organisations contribute to a more sustainable future while reaping numerous benefits for their stakeholders and the planet.
All CIPD Learning courses will automatically provide you with access to the CIPD Learning Hub, our online learning platform, for 24 months.
The hub will house your course content, as well as useful resources, tools, and a community of professionals that you can tap into to support your learning and continual development.
Members, this course is included as part of your membership. Please access your free learning here.
The purpose of this course is to:
- outline why organisations need to consider environmental sustainability in the workplace
- define organisational purpose and goals for sustainability
- list some practical steps organisations can take to operate more sustainably
Is this course right for me?
This short online course will appeal to anyone at any level seeking to explore or recap learning in this area and boost their organisation’s environmental sustainability plans. Whilst it is ideal for those in the people profession and/or working in HR functions, it is relevant and engaging for all professionals invested in adapting business practices to prioritise sustainability.
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With the CIPD’s Core Learning Subscription, you can access the key learning you require at the point when you need it. Delivered fully online, new courses are added regularly, and content consistently updated to reflect changes in the profession.
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|All Essential Insight courses – existing and as new courses are added|
|Our eight Core Behaviours Introductory Programmes|
|15% discount on all courses|
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I want to put my team on this course
This course can be delivered to teams with an interest or influence in stepping up their organisation’s sustainability efforts. As a result, participants will be confident to talk about environmental sustainability in a business context, the latest thinking and the need to take action.
If you are looking to place more than four learners onto this course, please contact us to discuss a team solution >
By the end of this course, you’ll have the confidence and skills to:
- articulate the need for environmental sustainability in your organisation
- draw up a purpose and goals for starting or stepping up sustainability efforts
- plan steps that can make your organisation more sustainable.
Featuring a mix of written, video and interactive content, this online only course will take 60-90 minutes to complete, including reflective questions throughout and a knowledge check at the end. Learners engage at their own pace via the CIPD Learning Hub, a self-serve online platform.
Topic 1: No time to waste: the need to act now
Topic 2: Clearly defining our purpose and goals
Topic 3: Taking the first steps in our organisations
The short informal knowledge check enables learners to test themselves against some of the key messages. This can be undertaken multiple times.