According to a new report, 93% of staff in the UK say that tackling climate in their job role is important for their motivation and wellbeing.
However, while companies increasingly recognise their responsibility towards sustainability and climate change, businesses have not necessarily made the link between the opportunity to mobilise staff to tackle these issues, stem the great resignation and support wellbeing.
The survey of more than 7,000 workers across 15 major industries worldwide was launched during London Climate Action Week by Kite Insights, who also provide climate training.
Employees represent huge untapped potential in the push for decarbonisation. According to the report, 78% say they are ready and willing to tackle the climate crisis in their work and 52% of employees are interested in undertaking training related to climate action in the context of their work.
The report’s authors go so far as to say that more than half of workers want climate training – with 1 in 10 ready to leave their jobs without it.
Responding to the findings, Johan Rockström, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research commented:
“Businesses, and therefore all employees, are in the midst of the climate crisis, and what happens over the coming few years, will determine the outcome both for the planet and for the competitive edge of companies.”
Make a difference
For us at www.makeadifference.media, this report indicates a growing synergy between the mental health and wellbeing and wider sustainability agendas. It also reflects growing awareness that the business community has immense power to drive positive change and impact.
What do you think? Do your wellbeing and Corporate Social Responsibility colleagues already work closely together? Or is there room for improvement? I’d love to know your thoughts. You can email me at [email protected].
You can read the full report from Kite Insights here.