At CLC we are very interested to hear, what our members think of our activities. In March we conducted our annual member survey to get input and feedback on how to improve further.
Of the various activities we offer, theme groups and events are most valued by members. Setting joint climate goals and raising climate awareness are also seen as important. On the other hand, our members would like to see more efficiency in communication and better opportunities to collaborate with each other.
Over the past year, and particularly this spring we have taken on a set of reforms aiming to provide more value to our members. Our focus is precisely in the issues raised in the member survey – communication and collaboration. In addition, we are striving to find more ways to support our members in further improving their climate leadership.
On the communication front we began publishing monthly newsletters that provide information on upcoming events and meetings, as well as news of recent activities. In early May we completed a significant improvement in communication, as our new website was launched.
The new site offers a comprehensive introduction to all CLC activities, including a calendar of upcoming events. Our theme group meetings are open to all employees of our member organisations, and now it is easier than ever to find out, when these meetings take place and what is on the agenda.
We have also developed new activities designed to better utilise the wealth of experience and expertise in our unique network. The aim is to offer stronger support for strengthening each organisation’s climate leadership.
Our new challenges are designed to provide coordinated peer support for organisations looking to achieve a specific climate goal. The first two challenges are calculating a carbon handprint for a product or service and implementing the recommendations of the TCFD. If your organisation has been thinking of doing either of these, now you have the chance to take on the challenge while benefiting from the support of other members.
You can find the participation forms for each challenge on our website. If you have any questions, please contact Kaisa Hernberg (kaisa.hernberg at clc.fi).
We have also set up a new network focusing on how climate issues are linked to the life cycle of employment relationships. Workplaces play a significant role in shaping up people’s daily choices and routines, and climate change and sustainability also have an increasing impact on employer branding and employee motivation. CLC’s members employ more than 400,000 people, so the impact potential is significant.
The new network is chaired by Helen’s SVP for Human Resources Rauha Bato-Liukkonen and will meet 3–4 times per year. If you would like to participate, please contact Anna Taimisto (anna.taimisto at clc.fi).