What Skills are Needed to Support the Net Zero Transition?

Businesses are currently facing a perfect storm of crises and will require new skills, competencies, and talent to transition to a net zero, resilient future. This factsheet outlines the results of new research into what skills are needed for a just transition, as well as next steps for responsible businesses.

Business in the Community (BITC) commissioned an evidence review from the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University. The review examined what skills are needed for a just transition which ensures a fair and inclusive journey to a net zero, resilient future where people and nature thrive. 

Just as previous industrial revolutions fundamentally changed the way we live and work, the transition to a net zero, resilient future represents the next major economic disruption. Every business, in every sector, must respond. While climate action may once have been the preserve of sustainability or CSR teams, every job will now require ‘green’ knowledge, skills, and capabilities. Our research shows that HR, finance, procurement, and executive teams are critical to building the skills needed in the workforce.  

Read our What skills are needed to support the net zero transition? factsheet to learn more.

Business in the Community’s work on climate action

By 2030 the UK needs to have delivered on its commitment to limit global warming to 1.5°C, something many consider only possible by achieving a net zero carbon economy. Business in the Community (BITC) is helping organisations address climate change as part of future-proofing their business so they prosper in this changing world.