The first in-depth study of the critical role HR professionals can play in creating a sustainable organization. Employees are central to creating sustainable organizations, yet they are on the sidelines in most sustainability initiatives—along with HR professionals who should be involving them. Through case studies, interviews, and a wealth of specific tools and tactics, this groundbreaking book shows HR professionals: How sustainability is changing HR the HR profession. How to leverage HR programs to help improve business performance while addressing demands from government, non-profits, and the public for socially responsible leadership. How sustainability initiatives can address traditional HR goals, such as diversity, employee wellness, engagement, and winning the war for talent. How to get employees more involved and engaged through sustainability. The unique new contributions in talent, transformation, and the triple bottom line include: Details on how to embed sustainability into every stage of the workforce lifecycle, from recruitment to performance management and separation Methods for identifying and changing hidden assumptions that may be undermining an organization's progress towards sustainability. Practical tools to link sustainability, employee engagement and business results in a mutually-reinforcing system that boosts productivity and profits Analysis of why today's changing workforce wants to work for companies that are trying to provide solutions to social and environmental problems, and how smart companies and HR departments are using this trend to attract top talent. Opportunities for HR professionals to help shape and successfully implement their organization's future strategies and capabilities so that they can operate in more environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable ways.