Businesses are in a unique position to make a significant difference to the physical, structural and cultural environment we work in today. It’s no longer just the health of our workforce you need to be conscious of -- you also have a responsibility toward our environment.

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The good news? Living up to this responsibility won’t stand in the way of your business priorities, only reinforce them. And that's a good message to spread this Earth Day 2019.

After all, the next generation of talent is predicted to account for over 35 percent of the global workforce by next year, but the general consensus is that they are the most difficult audience for businesses to engage. In recent research, 75 percent of HR professionals surveyed in the U.K. and United States said that they had experienced an average employee turnover rate of up to 30 percent each year.