The 2021 Leadership Program brought together 32 high potential leaders from various sectors across WBCSD member companies. Given in-person meeting restrictions, participants successfully took part in a series of online sessions, and, in collaboration with INSEAD, an online training on "Leading organizations in disruptive times" — a very appropriate topic given the challenges we are currently facing.
We know that leaders have to take decisions and risks to use communication and influencing skills to inspire a shared vision and create a culture of change, encouraging people to challenge the status quo. This is not easy and the INSEAD training provided this year's participants with tools and frameworks that can be applied to lead change in their companies.
At the end of the training, participants worked together, in groups, to write this report which summarizes their learning and recommendations on addressing key challenges that businesses face today:
1. Change challenge
2. Decision challenge
3. Political challenge
4. Culture & integration challenge
We look forward to continued collaboration with these sustainability leaders as they build resilient and regenerative mindsets within their organizations to address the future needs of business.