Decarbonization begins at the leadership level. What are the main causes for lack of executive leadership, and what can an organization do about it?
It all starts with conviction. Establishing the big why for each organization is critical. There needs to be time and space for the leadership team to align around decarbonization, what it means for them, and the subject-matter education needed for them to gain that internal alignment.
Just like with any major organizational initiative, an executive team or leadership board needs to spend the time – potentially multiple sessions – to get a baseline, understand the opportunity and evaluate risk. They must look at all the angles of the problem, the good and the bad, and reach fundamental alignment.