The Role of Learning and Development in Supporting Sustainability

Corporate Sustainability has emerged as a key business imperative over the last two decades in response to ongoing concerns about environmental impact across the globe. Beyond the environmental considerations, there are also the social and economic implications to how a company operates in the world.

Learning and Development (L&D) has a role to play in supporting a company’s sustainability efforts. It’s likely your L&D team is already involved, given that nearly 80% of companies indicate their L&D teams are aligned or very aligned with the needs of the business according to recent Brandon Hall Group™ research (2023 Learning Benchmarking Survey).

L&D can support sustainability in any or all of the following ways:

  • Ensuring consistency of practice. Building training for various audiences on how to comply with sustainable practices
  • Utilizing technology to enable scale. By leveraging microlearning and videos, even Virtual and Augmented Reality immersive technologies, L&D can create easily repeatable training.
  • Measuring impact. By mapping the correct data to both training activities and sustainability data, learning analytics can show progress toward goals and help the organization manage performance in this area.
  • Responding to rapid changes. Rapid eLearning technology enables L&D teams to keep training current even when things may be evolving.

An effective partner like CommLab India can help your organization build a learning strategy to ensure your sustainability program is successful.

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Matt Pittman

Matt Pittman brings nearly 30 years of experience developing people and teams in a variety of settings and organizations. As an HR Practitioner, he has sat in nearly every seat including Learning and Leadership Development, Talent Management and Succession Planning, Talent Acquisition and as a Human Resources Business Partner. A significant part of those roles involved building out functions in organizations and driving large scale change efforts. As a Principal Analyst, Matt leverages this in-depth experience and expertise to provide clients and providers with breakthrough insights and ideas to drive their business forward.