The Seven Competences of the Sustainable Professional shows how every professional can contribute to sustainable development. Through real-life stories told by a range of professionals, each illustrating a sustainability competence, this book provides a practical guide to help professionals realize their sustainability potential. Together, these competences form an accessible framework that is explained in practical terms. Readers are able to check their own sustainability competence level and make plans for personal development at each stage of the book.
There are dozens of books explaining how companies and organizations should work decently, dealing with topics like corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainable entrepreneurship, and corporate governance. There is an equally large number of books that describe how individuals should behave in their private lives, for instance, by buying healthy food, using energy-saving equipment, showering with less water, and switching off lights in empty rooms. However, this is the first book to provide individual professionals with a clear framework to enable them to act in a sustainable way in their workplace, be they the CEO, CFO, manager, or office worker.
Niko Roorda is a leading consultant and author in Sustainable Development and CSR. He has coached more than 50 universities and other organizations in the development and implementation of sustainability-related strategies and policies. Anouchka Rachelson is a professor in the department of World Languages, Miami Dade College, USA.
Introduction 1. One of my heroes 2. Responsibility 3. Competent professionals 4. Emotional Intelligence 5. Sustainably competent professionals 6. Systems orientation 7. Levels of competence 8. Future orientation 9. The toolbox of the professional 10. Involvement 11. Every profession has its own competences 12. Action skills 13. All the competences of the rainbow 14. Application of RESFIA+D in real life References and Weblinks Glossary About the Authors Acknowledgments Index