The world turns to climate action. What is your role?
As nations and governments set a path for the post-pandemic economic recovery, environmental and wider ESG related concerns are becoming increasingly high in the agenda of both developed and emerging markets.
Businesses are increasingly expected to develop their own path towards carbon neutrality. That, of course, has a major impact on people, processes, and profitability. There are, however, two ways executives can look at this: they can see it as a challenge that needs to be navigated, or they can embrace it as an opportunity that can be seized.
This year, Earth Day becomes even more relevant as 40 world leaders come together to underscore the urgency and benefits of strong climate action during the US-led Leaders Summit on Climate.
To mark the date, we selected some of our most insightful content as well as a compilation of feature reports from the Financial Times and reflections from IE Business School professors so you can be better prepared to have conversations about the role your business can take in shaping a more sustainable planet.
At Headspring, we believe every business have the potential to make the world a better place. Working with and through people, we can empower leaders to make responsible decisions, and achieve better outcomes for ours as well as future generations.
Trends, insights and analysis from the FT
A closer look at the issues making waves in the global markets. Insights from the FT into topics from climate change to clean energy to the businesses helping to build a sustainable future.
(Video) Race to COP26: What does success in Glasgow look like?
Gain insights from climate ministers from different countries as they discuss how they are setting out a path to net-zero emissions with FT's Leslie Hook.Watch now →
(Video) Could the pandemic lead to a fairer economy?
Martin Sandbu, the FT’s European Economics Commentator, explains how the pandemic could help us to build a fairer economy.Watch now →
Cracking the plastic crisis?
Only 9% of the plastic used around the world is recycled, the rest is buried, burned, sent abroad or lost to pollute land and sea.Read on →
(Video) Better batteries: the hunt for an energy storage solution
If renewable energy is going to provide a steady source of energy to power grids, we need to find ways of storing it.Watch now →
Companies must include environmental and social performance measures
Harvard Business School explores the lessons from companies that already use impact-weighted accountsRead on (Subscription Required) →
Does a sustainability leader add value at board level?
Although the role has been criticised as a form of greenwashing, CSOs are now commonplaceRead on (Subscription Required) →
Greta Thunberg: ‘It just spiralled out of control’
© European Parliament/Creative CommonsRead it on the FT
Expert Roundup: the Environment
Read the analysis of IE University’s professors on how tackling climate change represents not just a pressing problem but also an opportunity for innovation, research, and disruptive change.
One future. Multiple Paths
From articles to webinars and podcasts, we compiled a collection of some of our best insights exploring the role organisations can play in actively supporting a sustainable business.
(Webinar) From Shareholders to Stakeholders: How Capitalism is Evolving
How can leaders adapt their businesses to today's society? Join us for a conversation with Adam Kingl to answer this and other questions.Watch on Demand →
Why purpose-driven business makes financial sense
Today’s corporations are experiencing a tidal shift of change. The current pandemic has further accelerated a review of both systems and mindsets.Read on →
(Webinar) Paving a New Way for Capitalism
An insightful debate between FT Management Editor Andrew Hill, Harvard Economist Rebecca Henderson, and IE's Teresa Martin RetortilloWatch on Demand →
ESG – culture shift or passing fad?
Is this an authentic attempt to pivot away from purely profit-driven motives or an elaborate display of lip service to the latest corporate fad?Read on →
(Podcast) ESG, CEOs and Corporate Scandal
Ethical and sustainable corporations are not just about flowery ideologies - it's basic good business.Listen now →
(Podcast) Delivering Purpose and Profit
Learn how great leaders can create the businesses of the future without financial or social and environmental sacrifices.Listen now →
Sustainable Growth Program: For Leaders and Decision Makers
Headspring’s online Sustainable Growth program helps corporate leaders understand the fast-changing environmental, social and governance (ESG) context in which they operate. It guides participants in how to design and implement practical and responsible strategies for sustainable development that maximise the benefit for the company and wider society.
The program has a flexible design, which will ensure it is the right learning solution for your business.
Live and On Demand
Participants are in control of their learning experience and can access live sessions or on-demand.
Through group work, participants apply their skills to solve specific challenges faced by your business.