Fostering a Culture of Sustainability in Organizations

Current approaches to engaging employees in sustainability are ineffective as they focus on increasing one simple behaviour (such as the amount of paper recycled). Research is now moving away from promoting individual behaviours of employees towards fostering a more sustainable corporate culture. However, little research is known about how organizations can foster a Culture of Sustainability. This research will develop a model that fosters a Culture of Sustainability within organizations based on current research. Sustainable Societies Consulting Group and Sustainable Waterloo Region will benefit significantly from this research as they continue to support organizations in reaching their sustainability needs. This research responds to the growing urgency of climate change and involves shaping more sustainable societies.

Devon Fernandes
Faculty Supervisor: 
Simon Coulombe
Partner University: