Delivery with Purpose: A Guide for Service Providers in Impact Sourcing
December 7, 2023 |
9 AM EST | 7:30 PM IST
Traditional IT and business process services (BPS) service providers are becoming more intentional in creating and activating career opportunities in underserved communities.
By identifying previously untapped talent pools that can provide leverage in various roles across the outsourcing industry, impact sourcing can create both inward (business) and outward (social) impact for service provider organizations.
Join Everest Group experts and Sustainability Fellows for an engaging discussion on creating meaningful and intentional impact sourcing programs that benefit both the business and the community. Together and with your peers, we will discuss what is needed to implement impact sourcing and how to be an agent of positive change in your community.
• Learn what peak impact sourcing looks like • Explore foundational frameworks to design an impact sourcing program • Uncover what success looks like • Engage in a discussion around policy and best practices • Discuss ways to steer the buyers’ mindset toward impact sourcing
The only price of admission is participation. Attendees should be prepared to share their experiences and be willing to engage in discourse.
Everest Group will approve each attendance request to ensure an appropriate group size and mix of participants. The sessions are 90 minutes in duration and include introductions, a short presentation, and a facilitated discussion.
As nations gather at COP28, prioritizing technology-driven optimization can pave the way for sustainable energy progression.Explore how advanced energy monitoring and optimization technologies can help enterprises transition from fossil fuels to renewables.
COP28 marks a crucial moment for discussions on moving from fossil fuels to renewables. This year’s meeting is especially important as nations reveal their plans for tackling climate change. The urgency is clear, highlighted by the Global Stocktake revealing the world is falling short of the Paris Agreement goals. COP28 is a key moment for the energy sector, offering an opportunity for governments to make bold commitments and speed up the transition.
In this context, enterprises worldwide are increasingly recognizing the imperative to transition towards renewable energy sources, driven by both environmental concerns and a growing commitment to sustainable practices. The appeal of renewables, such as solar and wind power, lies in their potential to mitigate climate change and reduce dependence on finite fossil fuels. However, despite this burgeoning enthusiasm, enterprises encounter a myriad of constraints in their quest for increased renewable energy adoption. Let’s explore this further.
Enterprises face these major obstacles in realizing their ambitious energy transition agenda:
High initial investment costs: The transition to renewable energy often involves significant upfront capital expenditures for the installation of solar panels, wind turbines, or other clean energy infrastructure. Many enterprises, particularly smaller businesses, find it challenging to justify these initial costs despite the long-term benefits
Intermittency and reliability concerns: Some renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, are intermittent and dependent on weather conditions. This unpredictability can lead to concerns about the reliability of energy supply, especially for businesses that require a continuous and stable power source
Regulatory hurdles and policy uncertainty: Enterprises operating in different regions face varying regulatory frameworks and policies related to renewable energy. Inconsistent or unclear regulations can create uncertainty and hinder long-term planning for energy transition strategies
Limited availability of suitable infrastructure: The implementation of renewable energy projects often requires ample space and specific geographical conditions. Finding suitable land or locations for solar farms, wind turbines, or other renewable facilities can be a logistical challenge, particularly in densely populated areas where land is scarce or expensive
Amidst these challenges, the shift from fossil fuels to renewables finds a bridge in the optimization and monitoring of existing energy usage through advanced technologies. Leading enterprises have started joining forces with tech players and service providers to track and enhance energy efficiency in operations, paving the way for a sustainable energy transition.
Despite a booming market in sustainability enablement services offering advanced energy-efficient solutions, enterprises hesitate due to cost concerns. Yet, key players are actively investing in cutting-edge technologies to drive energy efficiency for their clients.
Three standout solutions have emerged at the forefront of major players’ sustainability services portfolios:
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT)-based energy monitoring: Revolutionizing energy optimization, IoT and AI-based systems offer real-time insights into consumption patterns. Smart sensors and meters seamlessly integrate into a connected network, continuously collecting detailed data. AI algorithms analyze this information, unveiling inefficiencies, anomalies, and optimization opportunities. The power of predictive analytics forecasts future energy demands, enabling proactive measures to mitigate inefficiencies and cut overall consumption. Infosys Energy Management Solution and TCS Clever Energy are examples of energy monitoring and tracking systems
AI-driven predictive maintenance: With artificial intelligence, predictive maintenance transforms energy optimization by foreseeing and addressing equipment issues before performance impact. Historical and real-time data analysis allows AI algorithms to predict faults, facilitating timely interventions that prevent unexpected downtime and associated energy inefficiencies. This data-driven, proactive approach reshapes traditional maintenance paradigms, significantly contributing to enhanced energy efficiency and operational excellence. Capgemini’s predictive asset maintenance services and Accenture’s intelligent asset management services are examples of AI-driven predictive maintenance solutions for enterprises
Occupancy and building management with AI: AI-driven systems for occupancy and building management contribute to energy efficiency by intelligently regulating lighting, heating, and cooling based on real-time occupancy data. Smart sensors and AI algorithms learn patterns of occupancy, preferences, and environmental conditions to optimize energy usage in commercial buildings. Infosys’ Smart Spaces offering focuses on energy efficiency for commercial buildings, data centers, and workspaces. Hitachi’s Intelligent Building Management System also focuses on making buildings more energy efficient
Service providers have started crafting umbrella brands for sustainability services, with energy monitoring taking center stage in their portfolios. While energy monitoring and reporting systems are branded as niche sustainability solutions, the environmental impact of solutions like predictive maintenance and smart building management systems are significant. As enterprises intensify net-zero commitments, we foresee a surge in demand for these solutions, with a special focus on sustainability. We are optimistic about the market, with a tinge of prudence.
While sophisticated energy monitoring and optimization solutions are plentiful, enterprises hesitate to invest in sustainability technologies due to perceived high costs and short-term return concerns. However, service providers are strategically bundling sustainability benefits with operational optimization engagements, along with providing niche energy-related solutions to enterprises.
Everest Group anticipates a surge in the energy-efficiency solutions market within the next two to three years. The forthcoming focus on energy efficiency at COP28 could serve as the catalyst needed to propel this market into flourishing growth.
As the sustainability sector rapidly expands, the demand for skilled professionals is soaring. Read on to learn about the skill requirements needed in the sustainability service market and how to bridge the talent gap.
In recent years, the world has witnessed a remarkable surge in awareness regarding environmental responsibility and sustainability. This shift in mindset has fueled the growth of the sustainability services market as organizations increasingly recognize the need to adopt eco-friendly practices.
Yet, as the sustainability sector continues to evolve, service providers confront a formidable challenge in the form of a critical shortage of skilled talent. In this blog, we will delve into the pressing talent-related issues faced by sustainability service providers and explore the innovative ways they are addressing these deficiencies through avenues like strategic hiring, acqui-hiring, and upskilling.
The diverse skill set required
The field of sustainability services presents a multifaceted landscape of skills and expertise that are in high demand. For instance, service providers in this sector require professionals who can proficiently handle advanced data analytics to assess environmental impacts. A comprehensive understanding of sustainability reporting frameworks is also imperative, as is the ability to conduct climate scenario analysis and risk assessment.
In essence, the diversity of skill sets required encompasses environmental science, economics, engineering, and a commitment to sustainability that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries.
Challenges in finding talent
As service providers look to recruit skilled sustainability experts, they are finding themselves up against significant roadblocks, including:
A limited pool of professionals: Sustainability services is a relatively new field, and professionals with the required experience and expertise are scarce
An evolving landscape: The sustainability sector is continuously evolving, with new technologies and frameworks emerging regularly. This makes it challenging to find candidates who can keep up with the rapidly changing landscape
Cross-disciplinary requirements: The interdisciplinary nature of sustainability work makes it difficult to find candidates with expertise in all the required areas
Addressing the talent gap
Bridging the talent gap for sustainability services requires a multifaceted approach that encompasses strategic recruitment and upskilling.
Sustainability service providers are looking for candidates who may not have a perfect match of skills but possess a strong foundation and are open to learning and adapting. Most of the sustainability professionals being hired hold a master’s degree, with almost 78% coming from a STEM background.
Everest Group’s GREEN framework provides a comprehensive approach to talent development in sustainability services, addressing geographic considerations, regulatory expertise, educational diversity, practical experience, and technological innovation to meet the increasing demand in this field.
Service providers like Accenture, which have an aggressive inorganic growth philosophy, focus more on acqui-hiring, the practice of acquiring smaller companies primarily to gain access to their talent. It allows providers to quickly expand their workforce and access niche expertise.
However, prioritizing upskilling as a long-term strategy emerges as a more effective approach for tackling the talent gap.
Upskilling the workforce
Service providers have a multitude of options to support their employees in their upskilling endeavors. These include motivating employees to pursue external certifications, offering internally designed courses, and tying up with learning and development providers.
Industry-accredited certifications – Sustainability certifications are a testament to a thorough grasp of pertinent industry benchmarks, elevating professionals’ standing within their respective domains. The selection of a certification largely depends on the particular domain of sustainability and the career aspirations of the individual. These certifications could be general sustainability and climate professional certifications, sustainability reporting courses, energy-related certifications, green building certifications, etc.
Internal courses – Service providers often develop an internal catalog of courses to educate their workforce on sustainability and related aspects. These courses can be aimed at executive leadership, normal workforce, or both. Deloitte offers a curriculum of sustainability training courses available to all its employees virtually and through the network of Deloitte Universities
Collaboration with educational institutions – By working closely with universities and colleges, they can shape curricula to align with industry requirements, ensuring that graduates are better prepared for the workforce. These partnerships also offer internships and co-op programs that provide students with hands-on experience and job opportunities upon graduation. Capgemini Invent, for example, has leveraged the ESSEC Business School for various courses, including one on the foundations of sustainable transformation
After creating the talent pool required, building the ideal organizational structure becomes imperative for maximizing the potential of the sustainability enablement services talent. The organization can streamline business initiatives by aligning roles, responsibilities, and workflows, enabling seamless collaboration among experts from diverse backgrounds.
To explore the above strategies in detail, check out our viewpoint: A Provider’s Playbook to Bridging the Sustainability Skills Gap. This report sheds light on the sourcing, skilling, and organizational structuring strategies tailored to the unique needs of service providers in the sustainability space. To discuss further or for inquiries, please reach out to Rita Soni, Principal Analyst, Sustainability Research and Impact Sourcing, [email protected], Arpita Dwivedi, Practice Director, Sustainability and Talent, [email protected], or Ambika Kini, Senior Analyst, Sustainability Technology and Services, [email protected].
As we stand on the brink of COP28 (November 30 to December 12, 2023), Everest Group’s technology service provider clients and industry leaders are poised to play a pivotal role in advancing the goals set forth by the Paris Agreement. In this blog, we bring you insights from Everest Group’s sustainability analysts on their hopes and expectations for this crucial global event.
As the world anticipates COP28, Everest Group’s insights shed light on the evolving sustainability landscape. Nothing could underpin the importance more than the fact that the first Global Stocktake (GST) of the implementation of the Paris Agreement will conclude at COP28, the mid-point in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its SDGs, including Goal 13 (climate action). We will explore key expectations that underscore the crucial role of technology service providers in meeting the objectives of the Paris Agreement, which we hope will be central in the COP28 deliberations.
As a reminder, there was a broad global consensus that COP28 will focus on four significant paradigm shifts:
Fast-tracking the energy transition and slashing emissions before 2030
Transforming climate finance, by delivering on old promises and setting the framework for a new deal on finance
Putting nature, people, lives, and livelihoods at the heart of climate action
Mobilizing for the most inclusive COP ever
With this context, we look forward to progress on five key topics:
Digital transformation for sustainability:
The role of digital transformation in achieving sustainability goals is critical. Our research highlights the transformative power of technology in reducing carbon footprints, enhancing energy efficiency, and driving sustainable practices across sectors as diverse as oil & gas, banking & finance, and manufacturing.
This US$50 billion+ market also has a profound impact on sustainability beyond operational efficiency. In the realm of supply chain management, advanced technologies such as blockchain enable transparent and traceable sourcing, ensuring ethical practices and minimizing environmental impact. The integration of smart grids and renewable energy solutions empowers organizations to embrace cleaner, more sustainable energy sources. Additionally, data-driven insights derived from advanced analytics not only optimize resource allocation but also inform strategic decision-making for long-term sustainability. As businesses navigate a rapidly changing landscape, the fusion of digital innovation and sustainability becomes an integral strategy for fostering resilience and creating a paradigm where economic growth and environmental stewardship coalesce for a more sustainable future.
While optimization-driven engagements have continued to be the major theme, with almost one-third of the deals signed in 2023 (YTD), decarbonization and ESG data monitoring and reporting have also gained a lot of traction for the buyer side.
Emerging technologies and climate action:
The intersection of emerging technologies and climate action is paramount. Insights emphasize the potential of artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, and other cutting-edge technologies in creating innovative solutions for climate change mitigation. These technologies facilitate real-time monitoring, enabling swift responses to environmental shifts. AI-driven predictive models enhance climate resilience, while blockchain ensures transparent carbon trading.
Generative AI has been the talk of the town lately, and providers have not shied away from experimenting with gen AI use cases in sustainability either. The most common use cases are around rapid design, prototyping, and automation and streamlining of manual processes. There is immense potential in these emerging use cases to transform the way we look at sustainability engagements.
Resilient and sustainable business models:
Integrating sustainability into business models must be the way of the future. Our research emphasizes the need for resilient and sustainable business models that align with environmental objectives, paving the way for discussions on these models at COP28.
Sustainability-driven innovation in product development helps enterprises increase market responsiveness and differentiated brand value. Products marketed as sustainable now hold a 17.0% market share, with significant growth during the pandemic, as per the NYU Stern Sustainable Market Index.
Collaboration and ecosystem partnerships:
Collaboration is fundamental in scaling up sustainable initiatives. We have seen the importance of ecosystem partnerships, bringing together governments, businesses, and technology service providers to drive collective action.
This is a theme prominent not just at an enterprise level, but also at an international level. For example, the EU pledged €12 million in grants to support Kenya’s green hydrogen industry.
Regulatory framework convergence:
We anticipate significant implications for the evolving regulatory frameworks surrounding sustainability.
Standardizing environmental guidelines aids businesses in navigating complex landscapes and investors in making decisions based on transparent and comparable disclosures. Industry associations like the International Council on Mining and Metals, the World Gold Council, the Copper Mark, and the Mining Association of Canada are moving to develop a responsible mining code to define one minimum global standard for the industry’s environmental impact, human rights, and due diligence.
The discussions at COP28 are expected to influence how governments, industry consortia, and businesses approach environmental goals, potentially shaping more streamlined regulations and standards.
Everest Group is cautiously optimistic
The negotiations will likely provide a platform for technology service providers to contribute their expertise in navigating the complex interplay between sustainability and technology. As Everest Group’s areas of research align with the ongoing discussions, we anticipate a nuanced understanding of how regulatory changes may impact the adoption of digital solutions, emerging technologies, and sustainable business practices.
COP28 represents a crucial juncture in the global pursuit for sustainability, and Everest Group’s research positions technology service providers at the forefront of this transformative journey. As the negotiations unfold, the impact on regulatory frameworks and the collaborative efforts of governments, businesses, and technology providers will shape the trajectory towards achieving the goals set by the Paris Agreement. Everest Group remains committed to providing insights that navigate the evolving landscape of sustainability, guiding organizations toward a more resilient and environmentally conscious future. To discuss further reach out to Rita Soni, Principal Analyst, Sustainability Research and Impact Sourcing, [email protected], Arpita Dwivedi, Practice Director, Sustainability and Talent, [email protected], Ambika Kini, Senior Analyst, Sustainability Technology and Services, [email protected], or Meenakshi Narayanan, Senior Analyst, Sustainability Technology and Services, [email protected].
As businesses expand globally, diversity in supply chains becomes critical for competitiveness, risk mitigation, and meeting societal demands for inclusion and social responsibility.
Watch this LinkedIn Live as our expert analysts explore the global landscape of supplier diversity initiatives and the challenges and opportunities they present . We’ll discuss the importance of inclusive procurement practices and the cultural considerations and adaptation of supplier diversity strategies in different regions .
Viewers will gain practical advice on aligning procurement processes with diversity goals on a global scale and hear success stories and innovative approaches from around the world that promote supplier diversity and inclusive procurement .
What did we discuss?
The global landscape of supplier diversity initiatives and the challenges and opportunities
How inclusive procurement practices can foster diversity and inclusion within the supply chain, and why it’s important
Cultural considerations when adapting supplier diversity strategies in different region
Everest Group proudly participated in three noteworthy global sustainability events in Manhattan this September: Climate Week NYC, the 78th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 78), and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual meeting. These events centered around economic inclusion, climate change, health access, biodiversity, and other critical concerns. Read on for insights from our analyst team, who attended and presented at these pivotal gatherings that fostered collaboration and dialogue with the international community to advance sustainability efforts.
Climate Week NYC
This year’s Climate Week NYC was the largest climate event globally, bringing together 500 events and uniting over 10,000 people with a theme of “We Can. We Will.”
The week-long event from September 17-24 focused on accelerating action to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and building a more just and equitable society. We are seeing businesses across industries planning their paths to net zero, while also focusing on the “people” aspect of sustainability by actively working toward diverse and inclusive workforces and social and economic equity.
Climate Week NYC presented many opportunities to engage with like-minded individuals and organizations actively working towards a more sustainable and resilient future. Capgemini invited Rita Soni, Everest Group Principal Analyst, Impact Sourcing and Sustainability Research, to speak on a panel about technology companies’ unique role in addressing biodiversity entitled, Data & AI for Climate: Biodiversity Buzz.
Representatives from governments, businesses, and civil society convened to discuss innovative solutions and concrete commitments to reduce carbon emissions, preserve ecosystems, and transition to a low-carbon economy.
Climate Week NYC serves as a powerful reminder that despite the immense challenges of climate change, an incredible amount of collective will and ingenuity dedicated to finding solutions exists.
At Everest Group, we assist enterprises by guiding them toward forward-thinking strategies such as the circular economy. This innovative model of production and consumption focuses on making the most of resources. By adopting frameworks like the circular economy, enterprises can effectively handle material resources, minimize waste, and seamlessly incorporate sustainable principles into their operations.
Additionally, we are helping businesses embrace crucial initiatives like carbon accounting and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting. Companies are increasingly prioritizing ESG reporting to manage risk, enhance their reputation, and comply with regulations.
During the UNGA meeting, global leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015 to work toward creating a more equitable, sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous world.
While leaders are intensifying efforts to reach the SDGs by 2030, global progress has been hindered by multiple critical issues, such as the ongoing pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and the looming climate crisis. However, the imperative to achieve these goals has never been more pronounced.
Our analysts participated in global and domestic discussions, including two particularly impactful events:
Delivering Development: Journeys, Directions, and Lighthouses, hosted by the Permanent Mission of India to the UN, highlighted recent development progress and considerable efforts to meet the SDGs.
The National Wildlife Federation hosted the premiere of the documentary film, Where it Floods: Planting Hope in Coney Island. The film and panel discussion covered the devastation from Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. It also showcased local non-profit organizations’ work with children to restore the waterfront while raising climate change awareness.
CGI Annual Meeting
Held during UNGA and Climate Week NYC, CGI’s annual meeting focused on the need to “Keep Going.” CGI is a “community of doers taking action on the world’s most pressing challenges, together.”
Everest Group shared the industry’s progress on its 2022 commitment to grow the impact sourcing market to half a million people in three years. Impact sourcing is a growing practice where businesses intentionally train, hire, and nurture people from a wide range of excluded and marginalized groups, such as people with disabilities, the long-term unemployed, individuals from rural/forgotten communities, and veterans.
We proudly announced that in just the first year of the commitment, the global services industry is within striking distance of the three-year target. The number of impact workers has increased from 350,000 to at least 430,000, representing faster growth than traditional hiring, even during this tumultuous year of economic uncertainty.
Everest Group’s pledge to inclusive talent
To uphold our pledge, Everest Group has enlisted support and partnership pledges from more than 50 prominent global employers, service providers, and enabling organizations. Together, we are embarking on a collaborative mission to enhance lives through impact sourcing. With the backing of CGI, this group is poised to expand its reach and ultimately impact more lives by bringing employment opportunities to those affected by discrimination, inequality, or systemic poverty.
Why impact sourcing is good for business
What makes this initiative so remarkable is that Everest Group’s research shows impact sourcing has mutual benefits for workers, employers, and buyers. For impact workers, this endeavor opens doors to newfound opportunities and a sense of purpose. As they engage in meaningful employment, workers not only gain valuable skills and financial independence but also experience personal growth and empowerment.
Companies that employ impact workers are making strides toward achieving their sustainability objectives and witnessing increased sales as consumers seek products with a greater social purpose. Moreover, companies are enhancing their employer brand proposition as potential employees are drawn to organizations that champion causes beyond profits. By prioritizing impact sourcing, businesses not only attract top talent but also inspire existing employees to be more engaged and committed to their work.
How your company can get involved
With the implementation of evolved impact sourcing practices and performance indicators, impact sourcing’s true potential lies in its widespread adoption at scale beyond the initial commitment. To fully harness its power:
Buyers must actively demand impact sourcing with timelines for growth
Service providers and enterprises need to:
Integrate inclusive talent strategies across locations and job roles
Establish a growing ecosystem of skilling institutions, recruitment firms, non-government organizations (NGOs), and government agencies to provide the necessary support
As emerging technologies like generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other yet-to-be-developed advancements become mainstream, the talent market will face both opportunities that will expand certain roles and reduce others. Impact sourcing can provide a viable workforce solution for the jobs of tomorrow.
Everest Group looks forward to partnering with employers, service providers, and recruitment and sourcing firms to leverage impact sourcing’s many opportunities and promote the benefits of a globally relevant and inclusive talent model. To join the movement and make a difference to individuals, families, communities, and businesses, learn more here.
Step into the realm of responsible business practices and sustainability with an employer of record (EOR). Numerous studies have suggested that organizations with Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives are better equipped to create a positive impact on the world while also driving growth and business success. Read on to discover how EOR partners can guide organizations toward achieving their ESG goals, including architecting a blueprint for a sustainable workforce.
Contact us to learn more about ESG and sustainability initiatives.
By incorporating ESG principles into an organization’s vision and strategy, businesses can align themselves with broader ethical and sustainable goals. The “E” emphasizes preserving natural resources, “S” nurtures relationships and reputation within communities, and “G” commits to upholding impeccable corporate ethics and governance. In a nutshell, ESG charts a course for businesses to be responsible, well-regarded, and successful all at once.
Enterprises can build a sustainable global employment and mobility strategy by leveraging the services of an EOR, a third-party organization that enables companies to legally engage with workers in a new country or region without needing to set up a legal entity or risking violating local laws. The EOR undertakes the responsibility to pay and manage permanent or temporary employees on behalf of another company.
EOR providers have emerged as key partners in assisting organizations not only to build a resilient and diverse workforce but also to foster a sustainable future that aligns with their ESG commitments. Let’s explore this further.
Cultivating a workforce on ESG principles: the impact of EOR partners
Traditionally, business success has been measured by the bottom line. But what if success was not only about making a profit but also about the difference the organization makes? By balancing the needs of people, the planet, and profit in a sustainable way for all stakeholders, businesses can generate true value. This “triple bottom line” approach has pioneered a new era of business prosperity.
EOR firms act as guiding partners, helping businesses embrace flexibility, inclusivity, and ethical practices. EOR providers can help organizations advance their ESG goals in the following key ways:
Looking toward a brighter and more sustainable future
EOR providers act as catalysts for change, enabling organizations to cultivate a sustainable workforce that flourishes within today’s dynamic business environment. By promoting environmentally friendly practices, nurturing a socially inclusive work environment, and upholding ethical governance standards, EOR providers empower organizations to realize their ESG commitments and goals.
As the world continues to evolve, EOR providers remain unwavering allies, guiding organizations toward a future where both business success and societal well-being go hand in hand. A workforce characterized by sustainability, diversity, and accountability can materialize through these collaborative efforts. Partnering with EOR providers can help organizations transcend from simply aspiring to have a globally dispersed sustainable workforce to achieving that exciting vision.
Using OKRs for Your Sustainability Goals: It’s Time to Drive Meaningful Change
As enterprises become more sustainability-driven, traditional approaches to measuring success, such as Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Service Level Agreements (SLAs), are no longer practical methods for determining objectives and measurable outcomes for pressing sustainability issues – like climate change and inequity.
Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) are a dynamic framework that offers a fresh perspective on delivering impactful metrics.
Watch as our sustainability experts discuss how enterprises can leverage OKRs for their sustainability initiatives and transition from the conventional KPI and SLA approaches to an OKR-driven methodology.
What questions does the webinar answer for the participants?
What are OKRs?
How do they differ from and/or complement more traditional KPIs and SLAs?
Why use OKRs for sustainability specifically?
Who should attend?
Sustainability tech lead
Head of sustainability services
Head of net zero transformation portfolio
Head of decarbonization
Head of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB)
📈 Rising regulatory pressures, a continuously evolving reporting ecosystem, and an increasing correlation between sustainability and brand perception in the market have caused enterprises to look to technology to automate environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting, generate actionable sustainable insights, and unlock business value through operational efficiency.
🌱 However, enterprises must first understand the sustainability enabling software market for effective planning and successful outcomes.
📢📢 Watch this LinkedIn Live session as our expert analysts explore the sustainability enabling software market and the key offerings of the major players in this space. They will cover market segments like ESG reporting platforms, EHS management platforms, Green IT, supply chain traceability platforms, and many other emerging developments.
What questions does the event answer for participants?
✔️ What are the major segments present in the sustainability software ecosystem?
✔️ What are the key value propositions and offerings of the major players?
✔️ What kind of enterprise challenges are these platforms resolving?
✔️ What are the emerging categories of players in the space?
There’s no question that global services are increasingly important to all types of private and public sector organizations worldwide. Our passion, focus, and vision at Everest Group are helping our clients and the industry at large understand the potential of ever-changing services capabilities and how to most effectively shape and utilize services to drive and consistently improve stakeholder value for optimum impact.
Today there is no more urgent need than to understand how to achieve sustainability goals for our clients. We see an abundance of talent, ingenuity, and innovation across all global services. We are eager to bring this insight to our clients and help them make the most of the sustainability opportunity.