employee engagement

Employee engagement, also called worker engagement, and a subset of stakeholder engagement is longstanding concept in business management. The theory is that when employees are engaged in the company’s activities, they’ll work a lot harder, which will ultimately benefit the company.

In sustainability circles, we talk about employees as one of the key stakeholders in an organization. We engage stakeholders because their feedback can provide insight into the core values of the company and the core sustainability issues facing the company. When employees are engaged, and their ideas are being implemented, it makes it much easier for sustainability initiatives to succeed.

Here are some stories about successful employee engagement initiatives around sustainability.

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Interview: Shannon Schuyler on PwC’s Best Employee Engagement Program, Project Belize

Meet Project Belize, PwC’s international development leadership program. Since 2008, the firm’s professionals at all levels, from interns to senior partners, travel to…
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It’s #GivingTuesday—Is Your Employee Giving Program Up to Par?

Whether they are inspired by the holiday season or by the end of the tax year, now is a time when many employees…
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The Future of Employee Engagement: IBM’s Triple-Benefit Programs

Two IBM programs, Corporate Service Corps and Smarter Cities Challenge provide a great example of the future of employee engagement.
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Kuwait Petroleum International Issues First Annual Sustainability Report

Kuwait Petroleum International (Q8), a subsidiary of a state-owned Kuwaiti company, has issued its first sustainability report.
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Eliminating Barriers to Small Business Sustainability

The biggest barriers to sustainability for SMEs are lack of know-how and operational disruption.
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Seven Best Practices for Increasing Employee Volunteer Participation

Key to an effective employee volunteer program is a willingness and eagerness by employees to get involved in the effort—after all, they are…
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Qualtek Manufacturing: Fabricating Success through Sustainability

Qualtek CEO Tony Fagnant and his son Chris are both quite clear that their sustainability initiative’s biggest benefit to the company is the…
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Video Interview: Dan Sheehy, WattzOn

Nick Aster talks to Dan Sheehy about WattzOn - an online energy information platform that has allowed consumers to realize savings in energy…
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Is Your Company Confusing Employee Engagement with Employee Satisfaction?

Note to businesses: don't confuse "employee engagement" with "employee satisfaction."
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Intel Demonstrates Water Leadership in Semiconductor Industry

Intel Corporation has released its 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report, summarizing the chipmaker’s performance across a range of sustainability activities. The report – the…
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5 Necessary Steps to Better Integrated Reporting AND a More Sustainable Company

SAP's Chief Sustainability Officer Peter Graf outlines the 5 steps behind an effective integrated report.
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Balancing Resilience and Growth Within the Supply Chain

A Deloitte study gives an overview of the challenges companies face within their supply chains and how they can partner with their suppliers…
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How Industry and NGOs Collaborate to Shake Up Education

Why businesses must help revolutionize education to restore a sustainable labor pool.
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Top 10 Employee Engagement Strategies

What companies offer the top 10 employment engagement strategies? Start with trusting employees as part of your firm's CSR agenda.
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Employee Engagement Key to Building Market for Green Goods

It’s been well documented that engaging employees in sustainability activities at work helps improve organizational productivity, employee satisfaction and talent retention. Now we…