This is the second of two blogs on the joint research between Antwerp Management School (AMS) and the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) on the nature and benefits of individual sustainability leadership, drawing on 15 expert interviews, their best practices, and existing literature. The goal of this research is to better understand the behaviors and talents which define thought leaders and to gather more evidence on how individual sustainability leadership can help companies to attract and develop today’s talents into tomorrow’s leaders.
Three Additional Employee Benefits of Sustainability Leadership
In the first blog, we mentioned that sustainability leadership creates numerous employee benefits, such as workplace engagement, employee motivation, and the increase of creativity and innovative thinking.
“Employees are more engaged by the fact that their company is leading by example on sustainability. Furthermore, employees have the possibility to develop their talents within an organization where sustainability leadership is present.” - Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO at Port of Antwerp
Moreover, a study by the Society for Human Resource Management states that morale in companies with a strong integrated sustainability case is 55% better compared to companies with poor sustainability cases. On top of that employee loyalty is 38% stronger. Our research found three additional employee benefits that we can add to this list.