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Sustainability Leadership: Linking Theory and Practice


Wayne Visser


Cambridge University - Programme for Sustainability Leadership

Polly Courtice


University of Cambridge - Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership

October 21, 2011


Abstract:     
The paper aims to create a clearer understanding of the nature of sustainability leadership and how it can contribute to transformational change. It does this by locating sustainability within the leadership literature, defining the concept of sustainability leadership, and presenting a model of sustainability leadership in practice. The model was tested with a sample of senior business leaders and refined in line with their feedback. The model presents insights on sustainability leadership in three areas: context, individual characteristics, and actions. The model is illustrated using quotes from senior business leaders that are focused on sustainability in their organizations.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 14

Keywords: sustainability, leadership, sustainable development, csr, sustainability leadership, corporate social responsibility

JEL Classification: M14, L10, L20, M10, M12

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Date posted: October 21, 2011  

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Visser, Wayne and Courtice, Polly, Sustainability Leadership: Linking Theory and Practice (October 21, 2011). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1947221 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1947221

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Wayne Visser (Contact Author)
Cambridge University - Programme for Sustainability Leadership ( email )
1 Trumpington Street
Cambridge, CB2 1QA
United Kingdom
HOME PAGE: http://www.cpsl.cam.ac.uk
Polly Courtice
University of Cambridge - Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership ( email )
1 Trumpington Street
Cambridge, CB2 1QA
United Kingdom
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