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Polly Courtice: The critical link: strategy and sustainability in leadership development

January 2013 – Over the past 25 years, business has shifted its response to sustainability issues from a focus on compliance and reputation management to longer-term risk management and building competitive advantage.

Polly Courtice SOSOL FP

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Successfully embedding sustainability principles in corporate practice ultimately requires those principles to be embedded into leadership and management development processes. But first, sustainability has to be integrated into organisational vision and strategy. How are leaders developing the insight and understanding to achieve this? In this article, Polly Courtice, the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)’s Director, explores how a new type of leadership development is required if we are to achieve change at the scale and pace required.

Published: January 2013