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You’re a sustainability director, manager or pioneer who cares deeply about people and nature. At Realise Earth we are too, which is why we’ve been working on sustainability for over 20 years.

On the Leadership for Sustainability podcast we focus on the “people side” of sustainability, helping you to: Get the best out of your sustainability team; Engage, influence and inspire senior management, colleagues and stakeholders; and Look after yourself and find ways forward when things get tough..

All so that you, your colleagues and your organisation can make greater progress on sustainability – progress that genuinely tackles the climate and nature crises.

Listen every two weeks or so for rich insights and practical advice from our experienced team and our special guests – along with highlights from our roundtable discussions.

Leadership for Sustainability Osbert Lancaster @ Realise Earth

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You’re a sustainability director, manager or pioneer who cares deeply about people and nature. At Realise Earth we are too, which is why we’ve been working on sustainability for over 20 years.

On the Leadership for Sustainability podcast we focus on the “people side” of sustainability, helping you to: Get the best out of your sustainability team; Engage, influence and inspire senior management, colleagues and stakeholders; and Look after yourself and find ways forward when things get tough..

All so that you, your colleagues and your organisation can make greater progress on sustainability – progress that genuinely tackles the climate and nature crises.

Listen every two weeks or so for rich insights and practical advice from our experienced team and our special guests – along with highlights from our roundtable discussions.

    How to be a courageous sustainability leader

    How to be a courageous sustainability leader

    Courage is identified by the Inner Development Goals as one the key skills needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. 
    It takes courage to go against the flow. It takes courage to say things others don't want to hear. It takes courage to innovate and do things differently.
    That’s why, if you’re leading on sustainability, you need courage to make genuine progress.
    We recently brought together a number of sustainability leaders to discuss courage in their work – in construction, healthcare, engineering, public service, education and more.
    Listen now for powerful insights and practical advice that you can apply to be a more courageous and effective sustainability leader.
    Looking for support?If you’re wrestling with any challenges as a sustainability leader we might be able to help. Find out how at https://realise.earth/services
     👉 Get the Leadership for Sustainability newsletterDon't miss new episodes or your invitation to our Leadership for Sustainability roundtables – including, only for email subscribers, our team's rich insights and carefully curated resources. Subscribe now…

    👉 Follow us on LinkedInConnect with Osbert Lancaster - drop me a message and let me know you listen to the podcast! – and follow Realise Earth.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    👉 Unlock Employee Action on Sustainability with the Most Sustainable Workplace Index
    Join us for a webinar with Jaime Blakeley-Glover, creator of the Most Sustainable Workplace Index, and learn how the Index helps you tap into and unlock most employees’ latent motivation to transform your sustainability initiatives – Wed 22 May.
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    • 16 min
    How do you develop a sustainability culture? That's the question that inspired the Most Sustainable Workplace Index.

    How do you develop a sustainability culture? That's the question that inspired the Most Sustainable Workplace Index.

    At Realise Earth we’ve always been focused on helping sustainability leaders build support for, and catalyse action on, sustainability across their organisation.  A challenge is how to do this at scale.
    That’s why we’ve now partnered with the Most Sustainable Workplace Index which can help you do just that.
    I recently sat down with Jaime Blakeley-Glover, creator of the Index, to hear his story. Listen to learn:
    Why Jaime believed the Index needed to existThe challenges Jaime faced and how he overcame themThe importance of seriously shifting the culture in organisations 
    Whether or not the Index is relevant to you and your work, in itself this a fascinating story of sustainability leadership. 
    You'll find contact details and other links mentioned in this episode in the companion blog post here:
    https://realise.earth/how-do-you-develop-a-sustainability-culture/
    👉 Get the Leadership for Sustainability newsletterDon't miss new episodes or your invitation to our Leadership for Sustainability roundtables – including, only for email subscribers, our team's rich insights and carefully curated resources. Subscribe now…

    👉 Follow us on LinkedInConnect with Osbert Lancaster - drop me a message and let me know you listen to the podcast! – and follow Realise Earth.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    👉 Unlock Employee Action on Sustainability with the Most Sustainable Workplace Index
    Join us for a webinar with Jaime Blakeley-Glover, creator of the Most Sustainable Workplace Index, and learn how the Index helps you tap into and unlock most employees’ latent motivation to transform your sustainability initiatives – Wed 22 May.
    Read more & register

    • 32 min
    Roundtable: Getting Beyond Net Zero

    Roundtable: Getting Beyond Net Zero

    Climate is only one of the planetary boundaries we need to work on. And we also need to tackle a whole range of social issues.
    That's why item four and our sustainability leadership manifesto is: "develop and deliver initiatives that offer multiple benefits for people and nature".
    In this Roundtable event, our guests, sustainability leaders across a variety of sectors, reflect on their experience of trying to move the agenda beyond net zero in their work.
    Listen for insights from the sharp end about how to help colleagues to see the bigger picture and start engaging with the rest of the sustainable development goals.
    👉 Get the Leadership for Sustainability newsletterDon't miss new episodes or your invitation to our Leadership for Sustainability roundtables – including, only for email subscribers, our team's rich insights and carefully curated resources. Subscribe now…

    👉 Follow us on LinkedInConnect with Osbert Lancaster - drop me a message and let me know you listen to the podcast! – and follow Realise Earth.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    👉 Unlock Employee Action on Sustainability with the Most Sustainable Workplace Index
    Join us for a webinar with Jaime Blakeley-Glover, creator of the Most Sustainable Workplace Index, and learn how the Index helps you tap into and unlock most employees’ latent motivation to transform your sustainability initiatives – Wed 22 May.
    Read more & register

    • 15 min
    Roundtable: Collaboration for Sustainability - What Works?

    Roundtable: Collaboration for Sustainability - What Works?

    In this Roundtable event, our guests are:
    Sandrine Ricard, Deputy Director Sustainability & Responsibility with Pernod Ricard in the UKMichael Solomon, Founder of Responsible 100Sarah-Jane Littleford, Head of Responsible Business: Global Delivery with Fujitsu
    These sustainability leaders reflect on their experience of collaboration:
    in their organisationsacross their industryand when bringing businesses and NGOs together.
    Listen now for valuable insights to help you collaborate better in your sustainability work.
    👉 Get the Leadership for Sustainability newsletterDon't miss new episodes or your invitation to our Leadership for Sustainability roundtables – including, only for email subscribers, our team's rich insights and carefully curated resources. Subscribe now…

    👉 Follow us on LinkedInConnect with Osbert Lancaster - drop me a message and let me know you listen to the podcast! – and follow Realise Earth.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    👉 Unlock Employee Action on Sustainability with the Most Sustainable Workplace Index
    Join us for a webinar with Jaime Blakeley-Glover, creator of the Most Sustainable Workplace Index, and learn how the Index helps you tap into and unlock most employees’ latent motivation to transform your sustainability initiatives – Wed 22 May.
    Read more & register

    • 35 min
    Better collaboration for better sustainability leadership. Here's how.

    Better collaboration for better sustainability leadership. Here's how.

    Collaboration is essential to making greater progress on sustainability – within organisations and supply chains, across sectors – and across society globally. 
    This is recognised by the UN Sustainable Development Goal 17 ‘Partnership for the Goals’, and Collaboration is one of the five dimensions identified by the Inner Development Goals as essential to achieving the SDGs.
    And the fifth call to action in our sustainability leadership manifesto for 2024 is “Seek out opportunities to collaborate and cooperate”.
    Identifying the need is one thing, doing something about it is another. 
    To prepare for this episode I sat down with Morag and Rich, my Realise Earth co-founders, to discuss how we could draw on our collective experience to offer you some really useful guidance on collaboration.
    Here’s what we came up with:
    First I talk about what we mean by collaboration in the context of sustainability leadershipThen I get into the skills required for successful collaboration and the characteristics of effective teamsFinally I explore the nitty gritty of collaborating better, ending with specific actions you can start taking tomorrow – whatever your current experience.
    You'll find all the links mentioned in this episode in the companion blog post: https://realise.earth/better-collaboration-for-better-sustainability-leadership-heres-how/
    👉 Get the Leadership for Sustainability newsletterDon't miss new episodes or your invitation to our Leadership for Sustainability roundtables – including, only for email subscribers, our team's rich insights and carefully curated resources. Subscribe now…

    Mentioned in this episode:
    👉 Unlock Employee Action on Sustainability with the Most Sustainable Workplace Index
    Join us for a webinar with Jaime Blakeley-Glover, creator of the Most Sustainable Workplace Index, and learn how the Index helps you tap into and unlock most employees’ latent motivation to transform your sustainability initiatives – Wed 22 May.
    Read more & register

    • 30 min
    Roundtable: Discussing the sustainability leadership we need in 2024

    Roundtable: Discussing the sustainability leadership we need in 2024

    What kind of approach to sustainability leadership do we need in 2024?
    In this Roundtable event, our guests reflect on their experience as sustainability leaders and give feedback on the draft sustainability leadership manifesto that Osbert talked about in the last episode.
    The topics discussed include:
    Deeply listening to understand people's needsEmbedding care in the sustainability agendaBuilding a culture of sustainability leadership across the organisationGetting beyond a carbon tunnel vision to a just transitionThe need to create collaborative spaces to drive forward positive change.
    Listen now for valuable insights, encouragement and hope.
    👉 Get the Leadership for Sustainability newsletterDon't miss new episodes or your invitation to our Leadership for Sustainability roundtables – including, only for email subscribers, our team's rich insights and carefully curated resources. Subscribe now…

    👉 Follow us on LinkedInConnect with Osbert Lancaster - drop me a message and let me know you listen to the podcast! – and follow Realise Earth.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    👉 Unlock Employee Action on Sustainability with the Most Sustainable Workplace Index
    Join us for a webinar with Jaime Blakeley-Glover, creator of the Most Sustainable Workplace Index, and learn how the Index helps you tap into and unlock most employees’ latent motivation to transform your sustainability initiatives – Wed 22 May.
    Read more & register

    • 33 min

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