HRM's Role in Corporate Social and Environmental Sustainability HRM's Role in Corporate Social and Environmental SustainabilityProduced in partnership with the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA) and the North American Human Resource Management Association (NAHRMA) Sustainability has been defined as the ability “to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs”. As regulatory pressures and societal demands for greater environmental and social responsibility have increased, sustainability has become a key focus for many organizations. Instead of working towards financial profits alone, sustainable firms must strive to contribute economic, social, and environmental benefits to society, known as the "triple bottom-line". The HR function has an important role to play both in developing and implementing this sustainability strategy. This research-based report was written and peer-reviewed by an international team of authors and experts, and includes company examples from organizations around the globe. The report summarizes the latest research on sustainability and corporate social responsibility and provides specific guidance to HR professionals on how to take the lead in advancing sustainability throughout the organization. Download your complimentary report. Download the executive briefing. The SHRM Foundation Effective Practice Guidelines series makes research findings easily accessible to HR practitioners. The reports provide practical, research-based guidelines for implementing effective HR practices in your organization. Help the SHRM Foundation continue to provide these complimentary resources to classrooms and the HR community. Make your tax-deductible donation today!