Susan Hunt Stevens - Employee Engagement and Sustainability
Susan Hunt Stevens is the Founder/CEO of WeSpire, the leading employee engagement technology platform that forward-thinking global companies use to design, run and measure positive impact and sustainability initiatives. She is a recognized expert in the use of social and game mechanics to drive positive behavior change and was named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015.
Susan Joins Sustainable Nation to Discuss:
Importance of employee engagement in advancing sustainability
Increasing employee organization at your organization
Using the WeSpire platform to engage employees around sustainability
Advice and recommendations for sustainability leaders
Susan's Final Five Question Responses:
What does one piece of advice you would give other sustainability professionals that might help them in their careers?
Network, lead through influence, borrow from others. Networking so you know what others are doing and can learn from this community. It's an amazing community.
What are you most excited about right now in the world of sustainability?
The materials innovation that is occurring in sustainability is going to open up huge opportunities for monumental shifts in carbon use and ideally carbon reduction. Materials innovation is something I'm really fascinated by in general in sustainability.
What is one book you would recommend sustainability professionals read?
I love everything that Andrew Winston has written. He writes it in a way that's accessible for people who are new to sustainability. If you haven't seen Green to Gold is probably a great place to start.
What are some of your favorite resources or tools that really help you in your work?
These aren't necessarily a sustainability specific tools on. I am a huge proponent of Slack which we use as a front end communication platform for chat internally. It reduces email which I appreciate immensely. I love video conferencing. We just switched over to Zoom and being able to video conferences, see people who are clients or prospective clients around the world makes them feel like you're sitting there, but without getting on the plane, which is really good for reducing carbon emissions. I am a big fan of the old fashioned notebook. If I were recommending a non-sustainability book to everyone, productivity wise, there's a book called The ONE Thing that has great approach to creating a sustainable life for yourself and being able to really execute well against goals in personal, spiritual business, things like that. That old fashioned notebook, that's where you set your goals and what you're going to do each day to hit them is underrated.
Where can our listeners go to learn more about you and the work that you're leading at WeSpire?
It is easy, www.WeSpire.com.