Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CR&S) Practitioners are found in all industries and are increasingly a key component of virtually all types of business models where profit and growth are a means to an even greater end, such as protecting the environment and improving societal sustainability. This occupation is found in organisations that sit within the public, private or third-party sectors.
The broad purpose of the occupation is to be a social conscience for the organisation, helping innovate and drive ambitions for social and environmental change and make these a reality that are embedded and implemented across the organisation. The roles and responsibilities of businesses are changing rapidly; society increasingly expects that organisations should act responsibly not just to their shareholders but also to their wider stakeholders and the broader community. Business therefore is a great platform for social and environmental change and CR&S Practitioners help to drive this by delivering an organisation’s CR&S strategy ("The Strategy"), releasing the power of business to contribute positively towards social and environmental outcomes.
Typical activities include:
Interact with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
Facilitate change by helping others to understand how different roles fit within the strategy and can contribute to the greater good of the community