Andrew Savitz: Why Sustainability and Human Resources Management are an Ideal Match

Why sustainability and human resources management are an ideal match? Andrew Savitz shared his insights in his book, Talent, Transformation, and the Triple Bottom Line: How Companies Can Leverage Human Resources to Achieve Sustainable Growth.


  • Sustainability begins at home. An overwhelming number of customers links treatment of employees with a brand’s sustainability … and a core HR function is employee advocacy.
  • Many companies are being flooded with job applicants who expect to find sustainability-related opportunities at work.
  • Virtually every organization will need to add environmental responsibilities to existing jobs in the years to come — even companies that once assumed that such challenges were foreign to them.
  • Almost 1/3 of GRI indicators (26 out of 84) are directly relevant to HR
  • Alternative working conditions are becoming increasingly popular.
  • Human Resource leaders are change agents.

Andrew Savitz

Andrew Savitz is a creative advisor, author and speaker, with over 25 years of hands-on experience assisting corporations to become leaders in sustainability, environmental performance, measurement and reporting.

Andy is the author of Talent, Transformation and the Triple Bottom Line (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2013) and The Triple Bottom Line: How the Best Run Companies are Achieving Economic, Social and Environmental Success and How You Can Too (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2006).

He was a lead partner in Pricewaterhouse Cooper’s global Sustainability Business Services practice and was PwC’s liaison delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development。

Andy served as General Counsel in the Massachusetts Office of Environmental Affairs, where he conceived and organized the Commonwealth’s Environmental Crime Strike Force, and the first-in-the-nation workshop on environmental law for state court judges. He has taught courses at the Environmental Law Institute, in Washington, DC on environmental law and regulations, compliance and enforcement, environment and the media and environmental ethics. Andy serves on the Board of the Environment and Natural Resources Department at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He founded, and currently chairs the Board of the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters.

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