Companies that limit their focus on climate strategy to just their sustainability teams are not building a robust enough strategy to defend themselves and others against the risks posed by climate change.
The challenge ahead of us is so big that we truly need every single team member to be on board.
Deloitte, for example, already provide all staff climate change training because they see it as
“a powerful tool to unlock the climate ambition of our most valuable asset and superpower – our people.”
If you also consider people your most valuable asset, and your company is serious about future proofing, you might be interested in the following three reasons for arranging all staff climate change training.
1. Maximise your impact
‘Education is crucial to promote climate action. It helps people understand and address the impacts of the climate crisis, empowering them with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed to act as agents of change.’
If your colleagues have the right, relevant, shared knowledge, they can help embed sustainability in every aspect of business operations, on a daily basis.
2. Improve the understanding of climate-related risks to business
Your business depends on its people, and the survival of companies often depends on the ability to predict and manage risk.
Climate change training encourages participants to look at the bigger picture and the consideration of both short-term and long-term solutions.
As climate change touches every aspect of our lives, in time it will affect every aspect of your business, so it makes sense for people across the board to be thinking about future risks and opportunities.
3. Engage your colleagues
Training can be a catalyst for increased conversations about climate change and the role your organisation plays – this gets more people engaged in climate change work.
Nearly 90% of employees engaged in their company’s sustainability work say it enhances their job satisfaction and overall feelings about the company.
Your internal sustainability team can organise an internal training session. We can provide training materials for that.
If you want an independent, external training provider, Private Goodness is happy to help. We deliver training in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and online. Each one-hour session is tailored to best suit your sector, size and location, so we maximise your time.
We donate 20% of each fee to climate change charities. You can find more info here.
 https://www.edie.net/deloitte-to-provide-climate-education-scheme-to-all-employees-globally/  https://www.unesco.org/en/education/sustainable-development/climate-change  https://www.neefusa.org/resource/winning-marketplace-and-workplace