Three priorities to focus on as a new CFO
If you’re a new CFO, your first priorities should be knowing your leadership style and purpose, assessing and building your team and forging relationships.
Our sustainability specialists offer a full range of talent solutions, including organizational design, assessment and succession, talent acquisition, leadership development and rewards and benefits consulting. We help you build a disruptive sustainability function that’s ready to focus the business on an environmental and social agenda, shifting your operating model and ways of working to deliver a competitive advantage.
Here are some of the challenges we can help you address:
The demand for talent in sustainability functions is high, with no signs of stopping. But, for years, many organizations have underinvested in sustainability, so they have a talent pool that may not be well-equipped to lead an ESG movement into the future. We help you ensure you have talent that aligns with your purpose and values that’s ready to move your social and environmental strategies forward. We can:
Building a successful sustainability movement requires visionary, inspiring leadership. Sustainable organizations need resilient leaders who understand the issues at hand, who can forecast what’s coming next and who are capable of collaborating, negotiating and exerting influence over multiple stakeholders. They must be courageous and resilient, ready to embed sustainability in your organization’s ways of doing work. Our consultants work with you to ensure you have current and future leaders capable of accelerating progress to goals. We:
Sustainability and ESG only succeed when your leaders and workforce are highly engaged and dedicated. And to succeed in sustainability, you can’t treat these issues as one-offs; rather, you must embed ESG in every team’s purpose. We work with employees at all levels of your organization, ensuring that everyone recognizes how their work affects your organization’s mission to become more sustainable. When an employee’s inner purpose aligns with your organization’s broader purpose, it unlocks their motivation to perform, innovate and grow. We work with you to:
Getting the balance between rewards that are incentivizing, fair and transparent is difficult. But if your employees don’t perceive their rewards as fair, they’ll be disengaged, and they won’t follow through on their commitments. But a reward strategy that aligns with your business imperatives and values and that’s well understood? That’s what delivers engagement—and business results. We help you build a reward structure that drives performance and rewards people for their contributions. Here’s how we do it: