Sustainable Transformation Podcast: Building business resilience through culture, sustainability, and social licence to operate with Katherine Teh

by Sustainable Choice Group 22/08/2023

A Sustainability Journey, Services, Social & Environmental Services

The Sustainable Transformation Podcast offers a behind-the-scenes look at the road to sustainability in business. We unpack the ideas that drive change, decode the jargon, and meet visionary leaders who are transforming their organisations for the better.

In this episode, Kiarne dives into a thought-provoking chat with Katherine Teh, the Founder and Director of Teh & Co. With over thirty years of experience advising global business leaders, Katherine shares her insights on the critical intersection between anticipating societal expectations and maintaining a social licence to operate.

Katherine explains how integrating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations into the broader business strategy can shape an organisation’s culture, and how businesses must look beyond legal and regulatory boundaries when planning for the future.

Through relatable, real-world examples Katherine shares stories of businesses who have leveraged their social licence to thrive and others who have suffered the consequences of neglect. She also illustrates how embedding societal expectations deeply into an organisation’s construct can act as a protective shield against competitors.

From corporate governance to culture and candy to coal mines, Katherine shares the importance of looking forward rather than back when it comes to building long term businesses sustainability.

This episode is essential listening for all businesses leaders, emerging leaders and those who play a role in growing or protecting their business into the future.

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Produced by the Nova Entertainment Network, season one will bring new episodes fortnightly and feature guests from Bared Footwear, Energy Locals, Unicharm, Telstra plus many more. Tune in to the Sustainable Transformation podcast, available now on your favourite podcast platforms

by Sustainable Choice Group