The fourth edition of this trailblazing book on corporate sustainability provides new insights into how organizations can transition towards a more responsible way of conducting their business. This paper has provided a closer examination of the concept of corporate sustainability and its link to organizational culture. The corporate sustainability officer should be a clevel executive and engaged in the development and communication of the companys longterm strategy. Organizational change for corporate sustainability, third. The latter was included in order to include articles on sustainability in the public sector, but the results were in fact limited in this area.
This finding points to the fact that culture does indeed matter in corporate sustainability and validates the growing interest in company culture. A hybrid approach to change management comes from lozano, 2012, lozano, 20 in the form of an orchestrated change for corporate sustainability. This corporate sustainability and responsibility report identifies the sustainability and. In these studies, change agents are generally regarded as having outsider consultant roles in planned change processes.
Corporate sustainability and responsibility is increasingly being recognised as a concept that offers ways of thinking and behaving. The need for change is also mainly because woolworths is dependent on the domestic market for most of its proceeds. We investigate the effect of a corporate culture of sustainability on multiple facets of corporate behavior and performance outcomes. Corporate social responsibility corporate social responsibility csr is also known by a number of other names. Do corporate sustainability practices enhance organizational. Corporate sustainability 0 download 15 pages 3,526 words add in library click this icon and make it bookmark in your library to refer it later. Eccles is a professor of management practice at harvard business school. Abstractthis paper explains the concept of corporate social responsibility and examines the use of corporate social responsibility in organizational change management. The thought at least in some in some organizations that sustainability is separate and distinct from the business strategy is an antiquated notion. However managers often find it difficult to determine how sustainability initiatives impact on organizational performance. Corporate sustainability is a new and evolving corporate management paradigm. The effect of organizational change management on the effectiveness of corporate sustainability strategies within government owned companies m.
Moral sustainability this aspect of sustainability gets to the essence of what makes an organization work. In other words, an understanding of organizational values provides potential insights into generating contingentbased change programs for corporate sustainability implementation. Change requires a lot of time, planning, and management. Organizational change for corporate sustainability taylor. Organizational change also encompasses the effects of the changes in an organization. It is essential to change the ongoing activities for a. Corporate sustainability and responsibility focuses on exploiting opportunities that reconcile differing stakeholder demands as many corporations out there are investing in corporate sustainability and responsible business practices lozano 2015. Using a matched sample of 180 companies, we find that corporations that voluntarily adopted environmental and social policies many years ago termed as high sustainability companies exhibit fundamentally different characteristics from a matched. With support from eys climate change and sustainability services team. The rest have substantial environmental risk associated with their operations. Aberdeen group, may 2009 top strategic actions firms that have successfully implemented sustainability strategies often required a change in corporate culturevalues.
To facilitate organizational change and improve corporate. Stepwise multiple regression analysis was the appropriate statistical tool used to identify the significant variables. Integration and organizational change towards sustainability. This paper was previously circulated as the impact of a corporate culture of sustainability on corporate behavior and performance. An analysis of 25 sustainability rankings indicates that just 15 percent of the top 50 companies have truly sustainable practices. It means different things to different people to some, its about going green, whereas for others it falls within corporate social responsibility csr. The ranking of companies based on their change management and sustainability strategies and practices needs to come under close scrutiny. Abstract we investigate the effect of corporate sustainability on organizational processes and performance. The main reason for the need for organizational change is the reduction of carbon emission by 40 percent. Financial sustainability is the blood that nourishes it.
The impact of corporate sustainability on organizational processes and performance robert g. Corporate sustainability and organizational culture. The sustainability research model allows for the analysis of several independent measurements to predict the variables which correlate to corporate sustainability global ranking. Guide to corporate sustainability deutsches global compact. The global compact is the worlds largest global corporate sustainability initiative, with over 8,000. In this fully revised and updated edition of their groundbreaking study of organizational change and corporate sustainability, dexter dunphy, andrew griffiths and suzanne benn argue that there are important benefits to the corporation in making changes for sustainability, and. We investigate the effect of corporate sustainability on organizational processes and performance. In this fully revised and updated edition of their groundbreaking study of organizational change and corporate sustainability, dexter dunphy, andrew griffiths and suzanne benn argue that there are important benefits to the corporation in making changes for sustainability, and that a. While there still exists a lack of clarity on what constitutes corporate sustainability and how to best achieve it, many scholars suggest that the pathway for the adoption of corporate sustainability principles leads via the adoption of a sustainability. Also in corporate sustainability, change agents are studied from a planned.
Management and organizational sustainability tool 1 introduction to most the management and organizational sustainability tool most is a process for improving an organizations management, with the end result of contributing to improved services. Like the strategies for gender, human resources, business development and digital change, it is an important part of our. Managing change towards corporate sustainability master. Cordeiro, 2001 towards wholesystem approaches, by changing products. During a time of change, the organizational system has a transitional period before reaching a more sustainabilityoriented state msom. Rejection nonresponsiveness compliance efficiency strategic proactivity the sustaining corporation from dunphy, d. We can compare institutional sustainability to the body and brain of an organization. We use propensity score matching in 1993 to identify 90 comparable companies that adopted almost none of these policies the low sustainability companies. The concept of corporate sustainability has gained importance in recent years in both organizational theory and practice.
Using a matched sample of 180 us companies, we find that corporations that voluntarily adopted sustainability policies by 1993 termed as high sustainability companies exhibit by 2009, distinct organizational. Integrated company report 2017 corporate sustainability giz. The effect of organizational change management on the. As a result, sustainability is divided into domains e. According to the epa, the us uses about 71 million tons of paper and paperboard per year. To understand how the change towards corporate sustainability affects smes. Either way, businesses are increasingly going far beyond volunteering and philanthropy to embedding sustainability into their core business strategies.
Organizational change for corporate sustainability. Because the people are the key to successful organizational change, business leaders must take appropriate steps to involve and engage employees in the sustainability vision and implementation process. One very prominent approach to sustainability is corporate social responsibility csr. Corporate sustainability indicators and the corporate human development. These include corporate responsibility, corporate accountability, corporate ethics, corporate citizenship or stewardship, responsible entrepreneurship, and. Search terms included both business sustainability and organizational sustainability. Consistent with our expectations, we find that high sustainability companies are significantly more likely to assign responsibility to the board of. Also in corporate sustainability, change agents are studied from a. Organizational culture and the success of corporate. Effectiveness of corporate social responsibility and information communication technology in organizational change management. Tracking organizational change towards corporate sustainability. A further search tern used was sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Understanding and seizing the strategic opportunity from universita bocconi. Evolution of corporate sustainability practices perspectives from the uk, us and canada 3 ten elements of organizational sustainability there is a desperate need for the finance function to be involved in ensuring the quality of sustainabilityrelated information.
The relation between corporate sustainability cs and. Using a matched sample of 180 companies, we find that corporations that voluntarily adopted environmental and social policies many years ago termed as high sustainability companies exhibit fundamentally. Organisational change for corporate sustainability. Corporate social responsibility for sustainable business. Below are tips to transitioning to a paperlight environment, to help leaders manage change and demonstrate the business benefits of implementing a sustainability program. The presence of this feeling of change follows the demand of balance before economic, technological, social, politic and cultural environments, as. Tracking organizational change towards corporate sustainability sustainability is an increasingly important performance objective for companies. Rethinking the role of the corporate sustainability officer.
Changes in corporate sustainability aalborg universitet. It charts new thinking on value creation, business models and organizational purpose as the basis of a broaderbased transition to a sustainable society. Although the concept acknowledges the need for profitability, it differs from the traditional growth and profitmaximization model in that it places a much greater emphasis on environmental, social, and economic performance, and the public reporting on this performance. The concept of corporate sustainability is often misconstrued as a matter of implementing changes by manufacturing or selling only green or organic materials and products. A guide for leaders and change agents of the future 2nd edition dunphy d griffiths a benn s routledge. Organizational change for corporate sustainability third. Using a matched sample of 180 us companies, we find that corporations that voluntarily adopted sustainability policies by 1993 termed as high sustainability companies exhibit by 2009 distinct. Ioannis ioannou is an assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at london business school. The survey on corporate sustainability management in austria, with focus on.
Their active engagement with multiple stakeholders both internal and external stakeholders will ultimately. Since this classic book was first published in 2003, sustainability has increasingly become mainstream business for leading corporations, whilst. The sustainability of business, both economically and ecologically, is one of this centurys key debates. Environment and development, many definitions of corporate sustainability have been developed. The role of csr in achieving sustainable development. Organizational change can be defined as the change that an organization undergoes in its operational methods, structure, culture, technology, and strategy. Comprehend the meaning of sustainable by learning that the concept originated from the philosophies of the early intellectuals. Request pdf organizational change for corporate sustainability, third edition since this classic book was first published in 2003, sustainability has increasingly become mainstream business. Sustainability indicators publication server of the wuppertal. Organizational sustainability by joe coblentz 200202.684 854 237 220 280 849 474 925 1198 1447 309 882 630 349 1307 1345 675 124 575 1455 748 264 927 727 1308 296 819 858 155 868 1035 973 271 210 191 1465 1090