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Talent, Transformation, and the Triple Bottom Line: How Companies Can Leverage Human Resources to Achieve Sustainable Growth by Andrew W. Savitz

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CHAPTER 8

SUSTAINABILITY AND ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY

IN PART ONE OF THIS book, we introduced the topic of sustainability, using GE to show how one of today’s best-run companies is implementing business strategies based on solving some of the world’s biggest environmental and social problems. We then defined and explained sustainability, examined some of the factors that are making it a priority for businesses everywhere, and described its special relevance to HR professionals.

Part Two explored how HR’s traditional or core activities relate to sustainability, showing how environmental and social performance can be integrated into basic HR processes—from recruitment and hiring to employee appraisal and career development and all the way to retirement. ...

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