Charities Can Flourish By Putting Sustainability At The Heart Of Their Work
Overstretched managers may feel that the question “Would you mind awfully helping solve the climate crisis?” is insensitive or even detached from reality; but maybe, instead of being another burden, sustainability can help charities achieve their goals.
The climate crisis is already hitting the most vulnerable – such as those struggling to pay fuel bills, and older people at greater risk from extreme weather. By threatening our health, wellbeing and resilience, climate change has the potential to undo all the proud achievements of the UK’s third sector, but charities of every size can take steps to become more sustainable today – particularly by making climate action a feature of their programmes.
In this article, Harriet Lamb, CEO at Ashden, explains how charity leaders can make sustainability a priority in their organisation.