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Human Sustainability Index (HSI)

Why is Human Sustainability Important?

Your organization is only as resilient as its people. Yet, only 30 percent of employees identify as being resilient, revealing a massive gap of untapped potential for growth and change to drive business performance.

Helping to close this gap is Human Sustainability, an approach and skillset that enables individuals and teams to be resilient, inclusive and high performing in a sustainable way. Once your organization learns how to measure and grow Human Sustainability, your people and business will stand a much better chance of reaching their full potential.

What is the Human Sustainability Index?

The Human Sustainability Index (HSI) measures wellbeing, resilience and sustainability at the individual, team and organizational level. It provides you and your leadership team with data-driven insights to make meaningful workforce decisions with clarity and confidence.

Importantly, the HSI brings together a program of diagnostics, coaching, world-class training, and strategy consultancy. It is more than a methodology or tool.


How HSI Works to Drive Better Decisions

Through the HSI cycle of diagnostics, and our experienced team of consultants, we can help you make better workforce decisions. We will inform and advise you around the following areas so you can protect and grow your business.


How can you measure resilience and diversity in a robust and consistent way across your full workforce?


How can you create an approach to people that allows for iterative learning and experimentation?


How can you encompass individual, team and organizational resilience into an overarching strategic plan to embrace the inter-connected nature of each?


How can you leverage synergies and addresses differences across different segments of your workforce to ensure your approach to people is accessible and inclusive?

To learn more about using the Human Sustainability Index to generate better workforce decisions, contact our team.

The Benefits of Using HSI

Rooted in academic research and evolved in collaboration with our client community, HSI measures human sustainability in three distinct yet inter-related ways—at individual, team and organizational levels.

Human Sustainability Index

For Individuals - as a route to navigating the complexity of our modern day experience

  • Develop personalized resilience plans aimed at maintaining self-sustaining practices, formulated from data, feedback and coaching 
  • Individuals have a greater understanding of their own resilience 
  • More resilient talent and sustained personal performance 

For Teams - as a pathway to building collective capacity for change

  • Create collaborative and supportive awareness as a team 
  • Transform from reactive practices to proactive and inclusive practices 
  • Empower teams with the insight and skills to champion and support team sustainability in the long-term, focusing on strategic thinking 

For Organizations - to advance social responsibilities within their sustainability ambitions

  • Greater organizational sustainability insight that enables transparent and strategic decisions both internally and externally 
  • Transition from tactical and peripheral changes to integrated and embedded changes 
  • Resilient organizations and sustained organizational performance 

At Aon, we believe building an all-encompassing perspective on performance and wellbeing offers a richer colleague and client experience, ensuring businesses design better ways for workforces to bounce back, innovate, and sustain themselves over time.

In practice this means committing to new ways of measuring wellbeing, such as the Human Sustainability Index, and educating and empowering people to make meaningful changes, for themselves, their teams and ultimately their organizations.

Insights from Aon

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