Lean and Green - Leadership for a low-carbon future (July 2009)
CMI's research report warns that boardroom scepticism risks squandering employee enthusiasm for the action needed to build low-carbon businesses.
Published: July 2009
Author: Dr Walter Wehrmeyer, Alex Leitner, Patrick Woodman, Dr Vidal Kumar and Petra Wilton
CMI's persuasive report suggests that while the importance of the green agenda is increasingly well-recognised, too few organisations are taking the urgent action needed to transform the UK economy for a low-carbon future.
The report identifies a failure of boardroom leadership as a significant block to reform. In conclusion, it calls for managers to do more to cut emissions by making green issues part of the mainstream of management activities.
How does it help managers?
The report offers real insights into good practice that managers can learn from and it makes practical recommendations to help managers reduce their carbon footprint.
To further support managers in this cause, members can download our "Taking Action on the Environment" checklist, free of charge here. Managers can also access our new professional practice guidance on environmental management. Further resources to support managers are available to members from Management Direct
About this report
A total of 1,500 responses were received from across the UK, drawn from industry sectors across the economy and from managers at a range of levels of seniority up to directors and chief executives.
The research has been led by CMI in partnership with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy, supported by EDF Energy and the Association of Chief Police Officers, Cymru. The Centre for Environmental Strategy at the University of Surrey was the research partner.
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