Introduction to Social Sustainability

Audio • 10 minutes

Learning Objectives

  1. Examine the definition, applications and impacts of social sustainability
  2. Establish how to incorporate social sustainability into your business
  3. Discover different approaches to being socially sustainable

Lesson Description

"What exactly is social sustainability, and how do we collectively achieve it? This lesson will break down its core definitions and examine how it relates to your work. It’s a crucial concept for companies at any stage of their development because it reflects how they treat their employees. It highlights what they value and where their priorities lie. Social sustainability focuses on how businesses interact with their stakeholders and how conscious organisations are of their impact on individuals and communities. Businesses are making an effort to “go green”. Social sustainability should be at the forefront of their global consciousness efforts, too. It’s never too early to start, and if you invest in the well-being of people, then your reputation will be all the stronger for it. "