You May Already Have Experience To Help Green Orgs 011910

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If you want to contribute to greening your organization, or if you want to find a job in which you can help green an organization, you may not need a new credential. Review your background to find skills and experiences you already have.

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You May Already Have Experience To Help Green Orgs 011910

  1. 1. You May Already Have Compelling Experience to Help "Green" Organizations Victoria Zelin Co-Founder Sustainable Leadership Forum ODNNY January 2010
  2. 2. All Aboard! 2
  3. 3. Green Organizations — Their missions 3
  4. 4. Green Organizations — Their values and culture 4
  5. 5. Green organizations — Their journeys / outcomes 5
  6. 6. Essential Functions for any Organization Product/Service Competitive Strategy Operations & Offering Supply Chain Communication Process Strategy Change Management Marketing & Finance & Communications Compliance Compliance Change Leadership 6
  7. 7. Every Role Will Require a Shade of Green 7
  8. 8. Some Jobs Require Green Credentials  LEED AP Architect  Toxic waste consultant  Carbon accountant  Chief Sustainability Officer? 8
  9. 9. What You Already Have to Offer Product/Service Competitive Strategy Operations & Offering Supply Chain Communication Process Strategy Change Management Marketing & Finance & Communications Compliance Compliance Change Leadership 9
  10. 10. Operations Experience  Cost Reduction  Six Sigma / Lean / Re-engineering  Strategic Sourcing / Supply Chain  Balanced Scorecard / Metrics 10
  11. 11. Financial / Compliance Experience  Business case / Cost-benefit analysis  Risk management  Balanced Scorecard / Metrics  Sarbanes Oxley / Compliance 11
  12. 12. Marketing / Communications Experience  Competitive intelligence  Benchmarking  Internal / External messaging  Strategic Partners / Alliances 12
  13. 13. New Product Development Experience  Voice of Customer  Innovation  Stage-Gate process  Launch  Extensions 13
  14. 14. Change Leadership Experience  Systems Thinking  Vision  Initiative framing  Alignment X silos  Culture 14
  15. 15. Position Yourself Internally  Green Team  Raise your hand  Stretch assignments  Expand current accountabilities 15
  16. 16. Example Entries from Inside / Outside  Chief Sustainability Officer  Green Strategy & Sales Contribute what you know, learn what you don’t 16
  17. 17. Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO)  Existing Strategy, Marketing, PR  Hudson Gain CSO study*  Top management relationship  CSO Role!  Hudson Gain Corporation research study: Going Green? Don't Hire a Sustainability Chief Until You Read This Study! 2008 17
  18. 18. Green Strategist & Sales Role  IT Stretch assignment Green IT  Leverage old and new expertise  Sales of Green Services  Green Strategy & External World 18
  19. 19. Get Smart  Read / Movies  Conferences / Certificates  Volunteer /Solve problems  Find your voice / Blog  Network 19
  20. 20. Sustainability Services Connector / Provider Victoria Zelin vzelin@gmail.com 908 306 0272 Co-Founder, Sustainable Leadership Forum www.sustainableleadershipforum.com Not-for-Profit; NJ, USA 20

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