4 Steps to Building an Inclusive Organization
Learn how to be inclusive as an organization through behavioral inclusion, structural inclusion, inclusive leadership, and change management.
We’ll work with you, not only to shape your ESG and sustainability strategy but to develop and articulate an action plan that organizes and activates your people to deliver on your ESG objectives.
We'll help you:
Becoming ESG-enabled starts at the top with the board having the right capabilities and governance mechanisms to oversee, enable and support ESG.
We draw on our proven approach to Board Effectiveness to help you:
Build board capability:
Put in place governance mechanisms:
What gets measured, gets done. Setting the right goals and putting in place the appropriate reinforcement mechanisms will be critical to delivering on your ESG goals.
We’ll work with you to honestly assess the importance of the ESG strategy to the organization and articulate what you intend to accomplish and by when. We’ll identify who will be responsible and held accountable for success. We’ll partner with you to put in place short- and long-term executive goals and we’ll restructure or rebalance your executive annual and long-term incentives to include ESG objectives.
Senior leaders are responsible for developing, communicating, and executing ESG & Sustainability strategy. Their words and everyday actions are critical to infusing purpose and ESG objectives into the organization’s culture.
For senior leaders to do this well, they need to have an Enterprise Leader mindset. Enterprise leaders can run the business while changing the business. They lead across the enterprise and ecosystem to create value for a broad range of stakeholders.
Korn Ferry has developed a researched and proven profile of an Enterprise Leader which identifies the capabilities and mindsets needed to succeed. Drawing on our strong Executive Search expertise and deep leadership assessment and development capabilities we can help you find external candidates with the right profile, while simultaneously developing Enterprise Leadership capabilities in your existing leaders.
Many organizations will need to make changes to their operating model and organization structure to deliver on their ESG and sustainability goals. Given the need for leaders to exert influence across the ecosystem, it is likely that organizational structures will become flatter and more interconnected. Employees will need to collaborate in different ways and perform more complex work which means roles, job descriptions and career paths will inevitably change.
Backed by our deep understanding of work and people and enabled by our benchmarking data and AI tools, we’ll help you develop the operating model, structures and roles to support your ESG and broader business strategies as well as your purpose and the capabilities and culture required to deliver.
Fulfilling your ESG ambitions is only possible with the right people. And a new operating model will mean new ways of working, new roles and new skills.
We’ll work with you to find, assess and develop your talent at scale. We’ll:
Building an inclusive organization that delivers the right employee experience and where sustainability goals are transparent and rewarded, is central to living and delivering on your ESG goals. Education on the importance of ESG is also critical.
We’ll help you develop inclusive behaviors in your leaders and individual contributors. And we’ll work with you to transform the system itself, reshaping talent processes and rewards to ensure they are fair and equitable and drive the right behaviors and outcomes.
Culture is a shared set of beliefs that provide the organization and its employees with purpose and direction. You will lose hearts and minds if you try and transform your organization without transforming your culture.
We've pulled everything we know about organizational psychology and human behavior into our proven Culture 360 approach. It helps you assess, define, design and nurture the culture needed for success rather than waiting for culture to “catch up” to the change. It provides an edge to purpose-driven companies who are committed to sustainably and ESG.
There is no one-size-fits all approach to communicating to the diverse set of stakeholders involved in ESG. Each has their own agenda, expectations and needs. From shareholders, investors and regulators to employees, customers, the community and suppliers
We’ll help you prioritise the needs and concerns of your stakeholders and design the best communication strategy to meet them where they are.
Contact us and see how our business transformation services can help.