The crises we face today require Irish business to undergo major change as we transform to a low carbon and inclusive society. Building blocks need to be put in place to address what has been referred to as the “structural deficit” in terms of organisational capabilities for sustainability. This deficit requires awareness, functional skills, attitudinal and behavioural change, and can only be comprehensively addressed by a shift in mindset and a “reimagining” of how business creates financial and non-financial value.
This was seen as a responsible business response to the challenges of digitalisation and the gig-economy, which have changed how we work.
The sub-group has since responded proactively to changes that have implications for workers:
The sub-group identified three building blocks that would need to be developed to help address the skills gap for sustainability.
The sub-group is chaired by Northern Trust and BT Ireland with the following member companies in the core working group – Accenture, BT Ireland, AIB, and with academic partners Maynooth University and the Centre for Business and Society, UCD. The group is supported by a wide team from BITCI Advisory Services.
For more information on Building Capabilities, or to contribute to our work in this area, contact Marian Curry