Sustainability Practices in Business

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  • We don?t disclose clients, but in recent months we have added to our sustainability practice, including clients that range from a large agricultural business to a retailer and an apparel firm to another law firm as well as cannabis industry members and a pharmaceutical company.(More…)
  • Standards for business sustainability have put too much emphasis on decreasing corporations’ negative impacts.(More…)
  • Therefore, companies that wish to benefit from long-term employment of top talents have a real motivation to support sustainable business practice, in daily practice as well as in their public communications.(More…)
  • Although there are numerous companies with sustainable strategies in place, numerous business executives are still apprehensive about the benefits of implementing sustainability in their organization.(More…)
  • With a triple-bottom-line lens on sustainability, this study examines the effects of culture on companies? economic, social, and environmental sustainability practices.(More…)


  • The quickening pace at which companies of all sizes are finding ways to be transparent and report their sustainability agenda is another indicator of commitment to the consumer-to-conserver transformation I mentioned earlier.(More…)
  • Even as smaller companies make gains through the wider availability of sustainable products and services at competitive prices as well as from scalable cloud-based technologies that can help them improve operational efficiencies and improve their overall sustainability performance, they may still fall behind.(More…)



We don?t disclose clients, but in recent months we have added to our sustainability practice, including clients that range from a large agricultural business to a retailer and an apparel firm to another law firm as well as cannabis industry members and a pharmaceutical company. [1] In my opinion, a business with mature sustainability practices functions akin to a nearly perfect performance of Dvor?s Symphony No. 9, From The New World. [2] Despite the growing presence of sustainability practices in business, many companies overlook the hidden value of a formal, iterative approach to corporate responsibility. [3] Treehugger Articles and stories in sustainability practices and green news are divided into the categories of design, technology, transportation, science, business, living, energy, slideshows, and social. [4] Summary: A list of five reasons why it is smart for small business to concern themselves with sustainability practices. [5]

He routinely works with companies of all sizes around the topic of sustainable business practices and each year he takes students to study abroad in Scandinavia to meet with sustainability leaders from companies such as Unilver, Siemens, Akzo Nobel and Ikea. [6] Businesses around the world are shifting to conserver-based cultures, and a focus on sustainability appears to be a necessity for successful business models moving forward. [6] Drobny is a lecturer on sustainability and corporate responsibility at Ohio State University?s Fisher College of Business. [6]

As a result of its working relationship with the NJDEP, and its concern and regard for a cleaner, safer, and healthier environment, the NJSBDC is expanding its services to include providing assistance or discussing interests you might have regarding the business registry, or any pollution prevention or sustainability practices relevant to your business or industry. [7] Some are only willing to do business with companies that actively practice sustainability. [8] Trying to achieve sustainability in business operations has become more of a requirement than just an option due to increased global concerns about climate change and the impact of non-sustainable business practices. [9] A former Department of Justice deputy told a state bar group this month, “voluntary business sustainability is “the? fastest growing area of environmental law and maybe among all law practice areas.” [1]

Some companies are integrating social and environmental priorities into the fabric of their organisations, no longer making a distinction between sustainability and their core business goals. [10] The definition of sustainability in business evolved quickly — the topic in executive suites now covers a wide range of issues that address how a company navigates environmental and social challenges. [11]

From a business perspective, sustainability shouldn?t just be another progressive marketing strategy but a rallying cry that more and more companies, big and small, need to get behind if large scale change is to be effective. [8] “In order to create the sea change we need, CEOs, as well as boards, will need to transform their business models so that sustainability becomes the norm across everything they do.” [10]

To meet ever-rising expectations, and drive business value, companies will set more and more aggressive sustainability goals. [11] Bain & Company consultants Jenny Davis-Peccoud, Paul Stone, and Clare Tovey found that sustainability overhauls often fail because when employees feel pressured to choose between sustainability and business goals, they almost always pick the business targets. [12] Whether you?re a leading global company that?s well on its way or a smaller company just beginning to embrace sustainability, business can and must lead the way toward a future where the economy, the planet, and people can prosper. [13] Green Building Law Update is published by attorney Stuart Kaplow as a resource on sustainability and environmental law for the business community,. not just for lawyers. [1] He is the principal at the Baltimore law firm that bears his name, Stuart D. Kaplow, P.A. where he represents a broad breadth of business interests concentrating in real estate and environmental law with focused experience in sustainability and green building. [1]

Watch for companies to increasingly leverage Internet of Things (IOT) solutions to improve business operations, and at the same time, make dramatic sustainability gains. [9] Sustainability is more than just a shrewd business move that companies can promote on their websites and in their marketing literature, among other avenues. [8] While companies faced accusations of “greenwashing” – communicating unsubstantiated or misleading sustainability claims – more strategic approaches to sustainability in business began to evolve. [10] A group of high -profile business leaders offered their thoughts on the sustainability agenda right here at HBR (I am also an adviser to that effort). [11] Unilever is the consensus corporate leader on managing sustainability for business and societal value. [11] With younger people driving the bus, sustainability is an opportunity for corporate American and small business alike that they had best get on board with now,. or risk missing the bus entirely. [1]

While many large companies have developed sustainability best practices, medium and small businesses are yet to do so. [9] Today?s focus needs to be on sustainability, the idea of putting into place long-term, sustainable practices that will help alleviate further damage to the planet. [8]

Its business unit, Land O?Lakes SUSTAIN? delivers precision agriculture technologies, practices, services and conservation resources for farmers across North America – and works in collaboration with EDF. [13] SB newsletters will help you create and maintain your company’s competitive edge by adopting smarter, more sustainable business strategies and practices. [14] In a dramatic shift the fastest growing environmental issue in 2018 is sustainable business practices. [1] Bottom line: Sustainable business practices are your social responsibility and, if you stay within your means, not as costly as you might imagine. [8]

Though CSR is a concept with many definitions and practices, it has increasingly been at the forefront of global corporate sustainability initiatives. [15]

The truth is that some of the biggest and most profitable companies in the world have built sustainability into their business practices. [16] On an episode of Business Insider’s ” The Bottom Line,” Hollender said that sustainability is about more than the environment, and that sustainable business practices are good for business. [17]

Small businesses can easily scale these practices and implement them in their own organizations through a small business sustainability plan. [18]

Standards for business sustainability have put too much emphasis on decreasing corporations’ negative impacts. [12]

When Bain & Company surveyed 297 global companies, 81% said sustainability is more important to their business today than it was five years ago, and 85% believe that it will be even more important in five years. [19] Helping companies navigate the emerging world means building and contributing to resilient business strategies, not simply integrating sustainability into business strategies built by others. [20] These companies will focus on improving the sustainability of their core business and spend less time on business reinvention. [19] Businesses that thrive in the future will be those that figure out how to harness these changes to address real human needs–placing sustainability at the heart of business strategy. [20] You may be wondering, what is a green business? Green products and services directly reduce the environmental impact when compared to other products and services– sustainability is a broader concept. [18] Internalize the idea that sustainability within your business means managing your triple bottom line: your financial, social and environmental impacts, obligations and opportunities. [18] In an interview with Business Insider Editor-at-Large Sara Silverstein on an episode of ” The Bottom Line,” Hollender defined sustainability as “a systematic approach to thinking about the total impact a business has on the planet, as well as society.” [17] A business impacts communities and resources, so taking these steps to sustainability is in the best interests of the environment, the business owner and the consumer. [18] In retail, for example, leaders will follow both tracks, continuing to focus on improving the sustainability of their operations and products while simultaneously investigating alternative business models to improve resource consumption. [19] Leaders will use advanced technology to intensify their sustainability efforts, redefine what value creation means for their enterprise and reinvent their core business, if necessary–all while trying to avoid common pitfalls. [19] Influential conferences such as the Boao Forum for Asia, regional business media, and international thought leaders heavily promote sustainability as a”must have” element of a company?s strategic future. [21] Your company needs to know and believe in why you’re developing a sustainability strategy and also believe in its positive business outcomes. [22] This should include areas where sustainability issues have converged with business issues and where new topics have emerged, and it should allow for the reinvention of sustainability to meet the needs of a new reality. [20] Mike Barry, M&S’s chief sustainability officer, describes the types of new business models that it considers radical shifts: producing closed-loop clothing (using recycled and recyclable fibers) and offering personalized wellness diets based on customers’ DNA profiles. [19] Each of the five drivers of sustainability action detailed here might resonate more or less with a particular business, but what is most important is what they all have in common: They are all sources of competitive advantage in a dynamic and ever-changing region. [21] By being transparent and sharing your dedication to sustainability online, you can earn the respect and business of guests that appreciate your commitment. [23] Awareness of sustainability as a business concept is not lacking among business leaders in Asia. [21] Each day we are inspired by the business owners we interact with who put their trust in Rubicon to manage their waste collection, recycling projects, and sustainability opportunities. [24] BSR has launched a new Sustainable Futures Lab, which will enable foresight-driven engagement with a broad spectrum of changes across various domains that are reshaping the context for business and sustainability. [20] It is time for business and other partners to embrace new issues, new ways of pursuing sustainability, and a new–and more assertive–voice. [20] Sustainability isn’t just good for humanity — it’s good for business. [17]

This report provides a guide for sustainability practitioners to create resilient business strategies, governance, and management so that their companies are fit for a disruptive world. [20] These conditions create three big issue sets that we believe need to be front and center on the business agenda–not only for sustainability reasons, but because these questions will be increasingly central to business performance. [20] A business sustainability plan is simply something an organization develops to achieve goals that create financial, societal and environmental sustainability. [18] The visionary thinking and passion behind your business sustainability plan will be remembered–and will yield dividends–for years to come. [18]

They are pursuing the next practices that will allow them to achieve step changes in their business while helping to deliver a truly sustainable next economy. [19] Using your website and social media to share your mission in adopting better practices not only attracts guests who value these efforts, but can set a precedent in your community and encourage other business to make the same impact. [23] Business has a key role to play in proactively considering these issues and building social consensus around best practices. [20] Such advances support a mindset shift that empowers companies to invest in a future where better business practices lead to improved social and environmental outcomes. [19] Ness loves all people and the planet and wants to continue his service to bettering our society and the environment through business practices. [2] Along the way we picked up some valuable insight into how restaurants can start incorporating more sustainable practices into their business today. [23]

The term “sustainability” has made a major impact in the restaurant industry over the past decade, yet many businesses are unsure how to fit sustainable practices into their daily operations. [23] Jenny Davis-Peccoud is the global practice leader of Bain & Company’s Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility practice. [19] Climate change, unfair labor practices, corruption and other sustainability issues have become daily fixtures in newspaper headlines–and are rapidly taking their place alongside financial targets as top CEO priorities. [19] Every restaurant has its own set of challenges and opportunities, which is why the initial step in designing a sustainability plan is to think about what goals make sense for your restaurant, and lay out which areas could benefit from better practices. [23]

The push for more environmentally enlightened business practices in the SMB sector extends to the business-for-sale marketplace, where sustainability has migrated from the periphery to become a central concern for buyers. [25] Sustainable business practices have taken the forefront in the national conversation about sustainability. [26] Once you understand what sustainability is, take some time to reflect on your small business and what practices you may already support or what you neglect. [27] By evaluating the sustainability of potential business acquisitions, you can mitigate ownership risks and better position yourself to leverage sustainable practices for business success. [25]

Large businesses and buyers can offer suppliers better terms and bigger orders in exchange for upgrading their sustainability practices. [28] GBB certification differentiates itself from other organizations by making it easy for small businesses to customize their sustainability practices. [29]

Therefore, companies that wish to benefit from long-term employment of top talents have a real motivation to support sustainable business practice, in daily practice as well as in their public communications. [21] A couple of weeks ago, I took over the University of Oregon?s Center for Sustainable Business Practices social media accounts and focused on the social benefits of renewable energy. [2] Plenty! Regardless of your industry, adopting sustainable business practices can improve your bottom line–in both the traditional and the environmental sense. [18]

You can use green language in your small business sustainability plan and campaign using green goals to measure your total sustainability success. [18] This will guide what small business sustainability goals you set in terms of improvement. [18] From installing ENERGY STAR products and appliances to using LED light bulbs and automatic taps, if you reduce waste, you will increase your business?s efficiency, potentially save money on energy and contribute to overall small business sustainability. [18] If you?re ready to develop your small business sustainability plan, we?re here to help! With these five steps to sustainability based on going above and beyond mere regulatory compliance, you?ll be equipped to make your business more up to date and efficient. [18] This will help you identify opportunities for more small business sustainability. [18] If you?re a small business owner, you may be wondering what you?ll gain by adopting a small business sustainability plan. [18]

Although there are numerous companies with sustainable strategies in place, numerous business executives are still apprehensive about the benefits of implementing sustainability in their organization. [26] Companies that value sustainability have a strong opportunity to influence the future of business operations and become a leader in their industry. [26] Companies with sustainability at the core of their business strategy readily value innovation in the marketplace. [26]

Sustainability initiatives will help businesses from a logistical and operational standpoint, as business can be conducted both effectively and efficiency with less resources and higher savings (specifically in terms of energy usage). [26] Businesses that integrate sustainability plan can help encourage that positive culture and make your employees feel like they are part of something important outside of just the business. [27] Once relegated to one-off “green” initiatives like recycling programs or community projects, sustainability is now valued as an integral part of an overall business discipline. [3] In its business model, sustainability is accentuated in all processes from innovation and product development to logistics and sales. [30] In some, this integration of sustainability into their business models is more tentative. [30] It is clear that this is a new process for them and they are still working on efficiently integrating sustainability at the heart of their business model. [30] Sustainability has been gaining momentum in the small and medium-sized business (SMB) community for several years. [25] With sustainability becoming a hot topic in the business world, potential buyers should review a few key issues before signing on the dotted line. [25] GBB’s sustainability assessment identifies and communicates sustainability efforts that your small business has already completed, while also helping to guide and formulate future efforts. [29] Sustainability is changing the playing field for business owners. [25]

After years of spinning its wheels, the sustainability train is finally leaving the station as businesses of all shapes and sizes scramble to develop environmentally responsible practices and policies. [25] With all of this, it is impossible to think about — or practice — sustainability without taking social inclusion into account. [31]

This is done by disclosing their efforts to integrate social, environmental and ethical concerns into their business practices. [30] Consumers want to buy products from companies that use socially responsible business practices. [28] Arm operates a whistleblowing policy for employees to report concerns confidentially about any unethical business practices to senior management in strict confidence without fear of recrimination. [32] Given the growing demand for environmental legislation for corporations, staying ahead of the curve by implementing sustainable practices in a timely fashion will alleviate many of the logistical and financial challenges of rapidly changing business operations when more widespread legislation passes. [26] Therefore, companies that readily engage in sustainable business practices such as reducing and recycling product waste and utilizing alternative energy sources, will be prepared for the future, and remain competitive in the global market. [26] Clean energy sources, energy efficiency and other sustainable business practices can reduce operating costs by insulating the company from the effects of volatile fossil fuel prices. [25] Testimonials from Members “SBR has supported us at Greenleaf Painters in our efforts to utilize sustainable business practices. [33] One of the fundamental reasons for implementing sustainable business practices involves the fact that it makes good business sense. [26]

With a triple-bottom-line lens on sustainability, this study examines the effects of culture on companies? economic, social, and environmental sustainability practices. [34] Based on a sample of 1924 companies in 36 countries and nine cultural clusters, we find that future orientation, gender egalitarianism, uncertainty avoidance, and power distance practices positively, and performance orientation practices negatively, predict corporate sustainability practices. [34] Curious about B Corps? Need some guidance to better align your company’s practices to sustainable values? Check out these sustainability resources. [35]

To that end, the Sustainability Initiative is working to convene an MIT power summit to help utility leaders figure out business models and policies that will allow energy companies to thrive while producing cleaner energy, Jay said. [36] All the recent headlines about corporate sustainability initiatives are encouraging: Fortune 500 companies are embracing environmental sustainability like never before, investing millions of dollars in greener operations and making sustainability a key part of their business strategy. [37]

The company communicates its values constantly: in its marketing, in annual environmental reports, in its business practices as a B Corp, and its social outreach. [35] Profit is good, but it’s generally best when tempered by values like growth and ethical business practices. [35] Companies are finding that the only financially responsible move is to get away from using non-renewables and unsustainable business practices. [35] The book used in this program is called The Secret Green Sauce and it profiles real business (including many small businesses) and their best practices for making money going green. [37] Each year, more and more businesses are finding out that implementing sustainable practices into their establishment not only gives their business a competitive edge, but also expands their bottom line. [5] We integrate sustainable practices across our business with an eye on using resources responsibly and maintaining healthy, vibrant communities. [38]

The summits drew more than 940 senior business leaders, investors and top government officials for conversations on how companies are innovating with sustainable business models and adopting practices that prioritize sustainable value. [39] By using sustainable business practices — which MIT Sloan professor Jason Jay defines as “finding ways to align creating business value with creating value for society and the environment” — a program called Clean by Design developed guidelines that saved 33 Chinese mills 3 million tons of water, 61,000 tons of coal, and $14.7 million. [36] Learn about how sustainable business practices can increase your bottom line, reduce your impact on the environment, and open up opportunities for your business. [5] The key for industries adopting sustainable business practices is to focus on issues strategically important to them. [36]

Summary: A report by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council, Green Tier and University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Business concerning the state of sustainability in the state of Wisconsin in 2009. [5] Small Business Trends released an article geared specifically towards small businesses on how they can follow in the footsteps of big businesses in sustainability. [5] Summary: An essay from MITSloan Management Review on the business case for sustainability, and how it requires more radical and fundamental change than most are ready to consider. [5] Summary: Brief article by Wisconsin DNR individuals calling for conservation-minded organizations to bring business sustainability into the picture of how to protect resources, using collaborative methods and understandings of sector interaction. [5] We are joining a local business sustainability, it was a good tip of yours, we start to work on carbon reduction for the first time now. [37]

• Promote sustainability as business practices that encompass the environment, economy and social responsibility. [40]

Summary: An article where the authors looks optimistically about the future of doing sustainable business because of the recent progress in quantifying and accounting ecosystem services, popularity in socially responsible investments, and standardization in value chain indices for sustainability. [5] A company cannot stay in business at the expense of being sustainable — but we have found that achieving greater sustainability can substantially boost your bottom line. [41] Like sustainability, social responsibility is an important element of BISSELL global business operations. [42] Sustainability will continue to be a focus in the business world, no matter your major, no matter your future career. [43] The NJ Department of Environmental Protection?s Bureau of Energy and Sustainability provides technical support and helps to administer the NJ Sustainable Business Registry. [7]

From large-scale corporate and social responsibility practices to sustainability campaigns for small- and medium-sized enterprises, trends in this area are essential and will continue to grow. [43] Our holistic approach to implementing sustainable practices helps to prevent the wasting of resources while increasing profits — it?s a new way to think about sustainability. [41]

This is not your business-as-usual section, our articles cover blue economy initiatives, sustainable practices and profile inspiring stories that give insights on how you can apply sustainable practices in building your business. [44] PeoplesBank has proven that we have expertise and the financial strength to make large-scale green initiatives a reality through our lending and business practices. [45] Peapods, a business in St. Paul that sells all-natural toys and baby care products, is one of 10 other companies in the running to win the People and Planet Award by Green America — a national organization that supports sustainable business practices. [46] The mission of the Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum is to promote business practices which demonstrate environmental stewardship, economic vitality, and social responsibility. [40] As they look to continue to expand their presence, they are committed to continuing their use of sustainable business practices to bring you their bold, fresh, and fun Asian cuisine. [45]


The quickening pace at which companies of all sizes are finding ways to be transparent and report their sustainability agenda is another indicator of commitment to the consumer-to-conserver transformation I mentioned earlier. [6] Most investors believe that the balance of risks and opportunities is more favorably balanced in companies with a strong sustainability agenda as reflected by formal sustainability reporting or by alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals released in 2015. [6]

This line of thinking is reflected in a Harvard Business Review (July-August 2018) article, which argues, with numerous examples, that when a sense of purpose is embedded in an organization, employees perform at higher levels and are motivated to embrace aspirational goals. [6]

Such companies agree to follow certain practices not only including commitments to shareholders to make a profit but also to benefit their communities environmentally and socially. [6]

Even as smaller companies make gains through the wider availability of sustainable products and services at competitive prices as well as from scalable cloud-based technologies that can help them improve operational efficiencies and improve their overall sustainability performance, they may still fall behind. [9] As businesses are interested in incorporating sustainability into their businesses, they will invest their time and money to experiment and innovate best methods of attaining their sustainable goals. [9] By making sustainable efforts part of your company mission, you are making a commitment to sustainability becoming an integral part of your bottom line. [15] The authors advise companies to clearly and publicly share their sustainability goals, involve CEOs and leadership teams across the company, and push to change employees’ decision-making mindset. [12] Almost all successful and profitable businesses have real sustainability measures in place, some have it even certified,” Guido Bauer, the CEO of Green Globe, a Los Angeles-based company that provides sustainability certification for the travel and tourism industries in more than 80 countries, told me in an email. [8] Google has a sustainability effort called Google Green to use resources more efficiently, which has led the company to an overall drop in power requirements for their data centers by an average of 50 percent. [15]

A sustainability report is a report published by a company or organization that details the economic, environmental and social impacts of its daily operations. [47] A surprising number of big brands used the most expensive, most viewed advertising time in the world to do something different this year: Instead of pitching products the old-fashioned way, focusing on how great it tastes or will make you feel, they chose to say something about an important aspect of social sustainability. [11] “According to our in-house data, certified companies reduce operating cost by 6.8% per year and are able to reach on average a million more consumers with communicating sustainability in the correct way.” [8] Renewable energy has been a key consumer interest in conversations relating to environmental sustainability over the past few years. [14] Retail giant Walmart has been on a journey toward sustainability since partnering with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) over 10 years ago. [13]

All kinds of companies like Google, Xerox and Target are making strides to improve their sustainability by getting shareholders, employees and customers on board. [15] These can be simple things such as starting a recycling program in the office, or huge initiatives like Xerox?s Community Involvement Program, which directly involves employees in community-focused sustainability initiatives. [15] Though sustainability efforts begin with your CSR, getting employees involved is imperative to successful initiatives, because they?re the ones who make the biggest impact executing them. [15] Marie Claire, a partner of NRDC and its Clean by Design initiative, is one of many companies currently underscoring the importance of sustainability in fashioning a better future for the planet. [47] We already have reached the point where it is difficult for companies to bury their heads in the sand on the sustainability issue. [9]

Setting transparent and well-known goals and measurements for your sustainability initiatives helps tie all the above aspects together. [15] You can?t manage what you don?t measure, so establishing baseline metrics will help you track the effectiveness of your sustainability initiatives. [15]

Noteworthy: moral stands by famous CEOs; China’s increasing clean tech advantage; and the failed corporate takeover of Unilever, arguably the corporate world’s leader when it comes to sustainability. [11] “Sustainability concentrates on energy/water/waste, community, heritage and corporate social responsibility. [8]

Doing well in all four categories places a company into a whole different light with consumers,” Bauer, an advocate of certified sustainability, told me. [8] The expectations of today?s stakeholders – investors, employees, consumers, communities – demand a higher, more visionary level of sustainability leadership. [13] Empowering small businesses and consumers to take action on sustainability will also be vital. [10]

How many of these things do you already do? Now imagine if you were continuously thinking of new ways to expand your sustainability goals. [8]

Companies that previously stayed mute on environmental and social issues now speak out; not as an anomaly but as a defining factor of their business. [13] The Harvard Business Review article, Competing on Social Purpose, separates companies born with a social or environmental purpose – think Patagonia, TOMS, Seventh Generation from those integrating purpose and strategy late in life. [13] Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a business approach that contributes to sustainable development by delivering economic, social and environmental benefits for all stakeholders. [15] SB events are designed to inspire, engage and equip business professionals to fully leverage environmental and social innovation to drive business and brand value. [14] Evaluating environmental impacts via reporting is important for establishing business values and level of commitment to employee health, efficient operations, risk management, and ultimately the business? bottom line. [47] The bottom line: the health of our planet relies on big business leaders to make sustainable choices. [47] NRDC isn?t a big business, but like any company, our expenses are directly linked to the sustainable operations of our physical assets. [47] States like California and Florida have tax and grant benefits for companies that commit to green business, and certifications, like the B Corporation Certification, are part of a growing international trend committed to harnessing the power of business for good. [15] Business leaders were vocal in their support of the Paris agreement; and in the U.S., CEOs of companies including Disney, Tesla, JP Morgan and Walmart have taken a stand on issues including diversity and inclusion and climate action, despite the current U.S. president?s stance on these issues. [10] Now more than ever, the general and inf ormed public of this world are looking to CEOs and business leaders to take the lead on important issues over governments. [14] One CEO in particular, Apple?s Tim Cook (who was not formally on the councils) denounced the “moral equivalence” of white supremacists and human rights protesters, but he also went on to say something more important about business: “We have a moral responsibility to help grow the economy, to help grow jobs, to contribute to this country and to other countries that we do business in.” [11] One group of business leaders faced a tough decision this year: stay in the president?s CEO advisory councils or protest his policies by pulling out. [11] Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock (with $6 trillion in assets under its management) asked business leaders to focus on “long-term value creation” in his third annual letter to S&P 500 CEOs. [11] Savvy business leaders know that a healthy planet is essential to company success: the purpose economy is emerging, access to information is increasing, and risks to companies? bottom lines from unreliable access to natural resources are growing. [47] Resource scarcity and extreme weather caused by climate change, as well as trends in consumer behavior towards environmentally responsible products and services, are interrupting “business as usual.” [47] Today, environmental, social and governance is the fastest growing area of our business (. and that work, law and non-law, is much more than only SEC climate change disclosures). [1] At a global level, the Rio Earth Summit and Kyoto Protocol brought civil society and business together over environmental issues such as biodiversity and carbon reduction targets. [10] While environmental stewardship was once sidestepped as the responsibility of governments and non-profits, a growing number of business leaders across the country are taking giant steps to advocate for the future of our planet. [47] Blog posts track Stuart Kaplow?s business model of “environmental risk as an opportunity.” [1] The leaders in this space are determined, and with transformative ambitions and the right combination of people, investment and policy, there is no doubt that business can change the world. [10] Here?s more on that, plus nine additional developments business leaders need to pay attention to. [11] With climate change topping the list of global concerns for millennials, these planet-friendly business moves are just what Walmart needs to attract a new, younger demographic of customers. [13] Stay on top of the latest facts, information and resources aimed at the intersection of business and the environment. [13] In 2016, the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, and business leader Michael Bloomberg called for greater disclosure of climate risks to inform investment decisions, re-emphasising the role of responsible finance in the march towards sustainable development. [10] Any remaining business leaders who don?t understand climate as a systemic risk and opportunity will have to get on board. [11]

Expect 2017 to be the year that many business players can ill afford not to act if they have not yet made a serious commitment, It is more about not being left behind than getting ahead of the pack. [9] In the same vein as the above-mentioned sustainable business leaders which Rolland is inspired by, many of our customers (including Patagonia, Cirque du Soleil and Colorado State University) have inspired others with their commitments to the environment. [14] “Consumers, in general, prefer a sustainable business or product. [8] As Unilever?s CEO, Paul Polman told the Financial Times, it was “clearly a clash between a long-term, sustainable business model for multiple stakeholders and a model that is entirely focused on shareholder primacy.” [11]

This capability will help reduce the need for expedited freight, a practice which adds substantial cost and greenhouse gas emissions. [9] Many businesses have made significant progress incorporating sustainable practices into their existing corporate structures. [12] The magazine?s August 2017 issue highlights fashion designers and brands that incorporate sustainable practices into their operations, as well as some sage advice from eco-conscious leaders around the world. [47]

Corporate sustainability efforts are becoming more strategic, as businesses realise that being a force for good in society is inextricably linked to ensuring long-term profitability. [10] In an era characterized by climate change and growing inequality, how should businesses define and achieve sustainability? SSIR contributors have explored corporate sustainability as it relates to everything from greater gender inclusion to ideas for getting staff and leadership on board. [12]

“In 2015, there was a definite shift away from managing risk, to companies fundamentally rethinking how they could contribute value in society,” says Lindsay Hooper of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. [10] She makes the case that corporate sustainability managers are crucial to realizing this future and suggests they address four critical issue areas: the ethics of big-data, workforce education, an innovation culture, and collaborative outreach. [12]

That’s according to Jeffrey Hollender, cofounder and former CEO of the sustainable consumer product company Seventh Generation, current co-CEO of Sustain Natural, and professor of sustainability at NYU Stern. [17] Use your resources wisely! There are many guides out there that offer suggestions on sustainability as well as renewable and sustainable energy. [18] When considering the role of sustainability in improving the first bottom line, leaders must be sure to examine the profit equation from all angles, so that no opportunity to employ sustainable principles is overlooked. [21] Companies that succeed ensure that sustainability is owned at the CEO level, and that influential and trusted opinion leaders are on board. [19] How will businesses respond? Some companies are less advanced on this journey, still focusing on the basics of their sustainability strategies and the early stages of implementation. [19] Companies that have embraced ambitious sustainability goals have invariably found it improves efficiency, employee morale and public perception. [16] Among the alarming findings from our survey: Only 4% of respondents say their companies are achieving or exceeding their sustainability goals. [19] Wherever they are in their sustainability journey, all companies face the significant challenge of making change happen. [19] Each of these companies has integrated sustainability seamlessly into a superior or cheaper product or service, rather than simply counting on sustainability to be inherently attractive. [19] For its part, Olam International, one of the largest global agribusiness companies, with nearly $20 billion in annual revenue, has achieved a number of successes working collaboratively to transform the sustainability and yields of its plantations. [19]

These companies will follow the lead of trailblazers like Tesla, which envisioned a long-term global need for sustainable vehicles and energy, adopted a mission to “accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy” and built a business model to meet that aspiration. [19] Most industries fall somewhere in between–where there’s plenty of improvement to be made in the core, but reinvention is still required to become truly sustainable and ensure a resilient, long-term business model. [19] Their sustainable and eco-friendly business model keeps the love alive today. [24] Whisk is a bakery and beverage shop that has a keen understanding of what it means to be sustainable and the necessary business model to be just that. [24] Interface, the world’s largest modular carpet manufacturer, set an ambition in 1994 to turn a petroleum-intensive business into the first environmentally sustainable, and ultimately restorative, company. [19] Today, the company imposes internal carbon prices on its business units, has an aggressive 2020 greenhouse reduction goal and celebrates Earth Day for an entire month. [16] The study Hollender mentioned is by Corey Rosen and Michael Quarrey, who wrote in the Harvard Business Review that in 1986, they compared the performance of 45 ESOP companies (companies that encourage employee stock ownership plans, or ESOPs) with similar companies that don’t encourage employee ownership. [17] Companies that move the needle to the next economy will need to pursue two tracks–simultaneously improving and starting to reinvent their core business. [19] At the other extreme, companies engaging in environmentally or socially detrimental activities need to seriously pursue reinvention or prepare to manage a decline in business, as they will be a target for disruption or regulatory action. [19] If you want to meaningfully reduce waste and energy consumption, you?ll need to innovate, whether you?re a start-up or a thriving business. [18] Three of those stages address core business improvement: reduction of waste and energy, integrating that approach into the business, and improving employee and customer engagement. [19] Even though this family business has grown to 80 employees CEO Badger Bill still runs the show. [24] It has since been exploring radical product innovations and business model changes to help it achieve its “Mission Zero” by 2020. [19] A great way to keep your business accountable when making these changes is to make a public commitment to doing so. [23] After careful consideration of the long-term, fundamental trends affecting a business, a decision to gain competitive advantage by improvement in ESG issues, even just one, will make good business sense. [21] Attending to this issue will mitigate risk, ensure business continuity, and involve business in parlaying its skills and knowledge as part of the overall climate solution. [20] Business has much to gain through these innovations, and many technologies can also unlock solutions to climate change and other societal issues. [20] The starting point for these topics is the need to face head on the three systemic changes affecting business: climate change, technological innovation, and the structural economic change. [20] The Business & Sustainable Development Commission estimates that meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals could generate $12 trillion in business savings and revenue, and create 380 million jobs, by 2030. [19]

There’s still a prevalent misconception that environmental and sustainability goals are at odds with the bottom line. [16] Our survey shows just how hard sustainability change efforts are to pull off: Among survey respondents, only 4% say they fully succeeded in achieving their sustainability goals, compared with 47% who say they failed. [19]

I recently teamed up on a panel with Kim Stackhouse-Lawson (director, sustainability, JBS USA; and chair of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef) and Carlos Saviani (VP, markets and food, World Wildlife Fund) to assist in establishing a sustainability initiative in the food supply chain facilitated by the Context Network. [22] Your cost savings, reduced risk, positive brand association, improvements to the environment and public health, and ability to meet demands for eco-conscientious products and services will more than offset the costs of up-front integration of sustainability initiatives. [18] West Paw is the first Certified B Corporation in the state of Montana, the first pet product company to have Certified B Corporation status, co-founder of the Montana Coalition for the Outdoors, and is a member of the Pet Sustainability Coalition. [24] “The truth is you will perform better financially by doing things like having a great sustainability program, by having women on your board and in your senior management and by treating your employees well and ensuring that they’re owners of the company,” he said. [17] Bring in employee ideas and support; employees will take responsibility for things like energy efficiency and come up with solutions that will help you implement and improve sustainability. [18] Disney, which is also renowned for its company culture, has brought the sustainability commitment to the grass roots: its employees. [16] Rooted in its sustainability efforts, the company makes rides affordable with flat rates, no surge pricing, and no meters. [24] When then- Walmart CEO Lee Scott first announced the company’s sustainability efforts in 2005, he caught some flak from sustainability advocates for not putting firm targets behind them. [16] Figure out ways to authentically talk about sustainability efforts and how to connect with the food experience as part of the identity of the restaurant itself. [23] Going rogue is a good way to describe Rogue Creamery?s sustainability. [24] For those that don?t develop a positive and proactive sustainability strategy, good luck in tomorrow?s world and future bottom-line results. [22] Speaking with Silverstein on “The Bottom Line,” Hollender said executives tend not to understand that sustainability will improve financial performance — they think it has to be a trade-off between being a good citizen and maximizing profits. [17]

After you?ve taken the five steps to sustainability, make sure you can substantiate your sustainability claims before going public with the environmental advantages of your products or services. [18] They are expanding their reach beyond a niche group of customers by making sustainability part of a holistic value proposition, using innovation to create attractive product attributes, such as price savings, customer service or performance, that are complemented by sustainability. [19]

The small businesses listed below not only use those qualities toward achieving success in their respective industries but also in their focus on sustainability and the environment. [24] Ore House’s sustainability page on their website educates guests on their efforts to create zero waste, their purchasing decisions and their commitment to benefiting the community. [23]

This small, local apiary uses sustainable land-management practices to protect its honeybees while creating a variety of honey products. [24] Companies that take the leap from best practice to next practice will lead the shift to a sustainable world–and gain competitive advantage in doing so. [19] Their company vision is “to inspire positive environmental and social change through the power of active lifestyles” and they are achieving that goal through progressive practices that have earned the Certified B Corporation status, progressive materials from American made Repreve, progressive American manufacturing, and progressive designs. [24] They also aid in the education of their employees, customers, vendors and community around the economic, environmental and social benefits of sustainable practices and how to live lighter on the earth.The Green Corner Store lives its mission every day while also conserving energy, water, and other natural resources, and recycling and purchasing recycled products. [24] Lack of access to key natural resources is one of the classic reasons that companies would choose to shift toward more sustainable practices. [21] Companies need to develop human rights policies and practices that address big new ethical questions about the application of new technologies. [20] You can even start small: encourage employees in energy-saving practices such as turning off lights, carpooling, or telecommuting whenever possible. [18] The company also announced a $4.5 million initiative to test new grazing practices that could actually capture more carbon than is released. [16] Bulb’s value proposition is to offer a fair price, great customer service and interfaces, and green practices. [19]

Peter Seligmann, former CEO and founder of Conservation International, has worked with companies such as Starbucks, Walmart, Gap, Disney and McDonald’s to improve their sustainable practices. [16] Many observers agree that concrete actions are still lacking, and that the pace of change in adopting sustainable practices needs to be accelerated. [21]

A sustainable business will implement changes that reduce emissions, improve air quality, and identify products that reduce concerns about health and safety liability. [18] Realizing sustainable business goals is an achievement that the public relations department can promote, but in terms of human-resource strategy improving ESG performance can help a company establish an employer brand that will attract and retain top talent. [21] It also serves as an invitation to join us as we work to shape a new agenda, new approach, and a new voice for business that will help companies to anticipate the challenges and embrace the opportunities of the future. [20] The payoff for business is substantial: the opportunity to help build support for progress on crucial issues, the creation of a more predictable operating environment, and, ideally, the restoration of trust. [20] The wave of changes sweeping our world is coalescing to create a new operating environment for business. [20]

According to the New Jersey Sustainable Business Registry, Colonial Bowling & Entertainment recycles all of the cooking oil they use on site (they have diverted over 39 Tons of cooking waste from being disposed in a landfill), they repurposed as much material as possible during the remodel, use electronic timers to keep Colonial dark when empty, and support their employees by working with schedules and allowing them to bring their kids to work. [24] Improve public relations with your sustainable business by becoming attractive to Earth-conscious consumers and raising your brand?s value. [18]

Over the next five years, customer loyalty and revenue generation will replace public reputation and cost savings as the primary drivers for sustainability action among leaders, according to our survey. [19]

SolarCity’s sustainability briefing found that 75 percent of consumers are more likely to buy a product or service if the company is making an effort to be sustainable, while 82 percent are more likely to purchase a product that represents CSR over one that does not. [29] “These certifications help consumers and stakeholders understand that the company has gone through a third-party verification process to make sure the company is actually walking the walk regarding sustainability,” Josh Prigge CEO of Sustridge said. [29]

More importantly, however, is the fact that companies dedicated to sustainability and social values are much more likely to retain their employee base, as studies have indicated higher rates of work satisfaction and loyalty. [26] Companies that value sustainability will systematically foster positive brand awareness, commercial appeal, and brand perception. [26] With sustainability reporting on the rise and a lot at stake for companies, there are several certifications businesses can choose from. [29] Governments, financial institutions and businesses can work together to support financing models that encourage SMEs to upgrade their production processes to comply with sustainability standards in global value chains. [28] Global value chains are increasingly governed by sustainability standards. [28]

For years Swedish companies have been regarded as among the best in corporate communication – in general and in sustainability reporting in particular. [30] The more recent reports show that several companies have also started relating their sustainability goals to risk management. [30] Companies must have a clearly communicated sustainability strategy that shows awareness, concern, and action toward addressing these issues. [31] Sustainability certifications are voluntary norms and standards relating to environmental, social, ethical and food safety issues. [29] Efficiency metrics, sustainability scorecards and other gauges offer an important glimpse into the effectiveness of the seller’s environmental commitments. [25]

Changes that will occur from the sustainability plan will require a shift in company culture and full participation from employees. [3] Relating sustainability to the bottom line is critical for any company – not least because shareholders often use this against their company having a focus on sustainability goals. [30] Sandvik, SEB, and Volvo are good at relating their sustainability goals to risk management. [30]

In these sustainability reports companies communicate how they take responsibility for their impact on society. [30] Sustainability is changing boardroom conversations and driving companies to think and behave in new ways. [3] Sustainability was once a buzzword rolled out for corporate social responsibility reports then quickly forgotten. [28] Employee Programs –Companies that prioritize sustainability offer programs to help employees become more environmentally responsible. [25] Encouraging sustainability compliance can help firms become more competitive while making life better for workers and protecting the environment. [28] I found there were many that failed to realise how engaging in various sustainability activities can help their bottom line. [30]

Green Certifications –Independent, third-party certifications can legitimize the sustainability efforts of SMBs. [25] Small businesses that are proactive about sustainability attract and retain young, talented workers–the kinds of employees that SMBs rely on for innovation and growth. [25]

What is your company doing to turn business development into something sustainable? Increasingly, the data shows that organizations taking initiative to address climate change are positioning their business to succeed both in the market and as advocates for social change. [31] Waste Reduction –Highly sustainable companies understand that waste reduction is a win-win for the business and the environment. [25] There are a few additional advantages that sustainable companies can offer new business owners. [25] For businesses, the Paris Agreement will inevitably mean increased regulatory burdens and greater pressure from customers who want to do business with environmentally sustainable brands. [25] From the financial year 2017, a new EU directive requires every so-called “public interest entity” to report on the social and environmental impact of its business model. [30] Volvo?s business model is built on three pillars: economic, social and environmental. [30]

To develop a healthier world and resilient businesses, it is essential that we work to dismantle the traditional business model in place today. [31] Businesses have a duty to step up and address climate change, but in doing so, they will not only work toward creating a healthier planet, but will also have the potential to realize significant business growth. [31] Have you ever considered the environmental impact your business has on the world around you? In the last decade, there?s been a big spotlight on how we consume energy and how to manage environmental challenges. [27] She is incredibly interested by the intersection of business development and environmental preservation. [29] This includes NJ, PA, DE, NY, CT, SC, & NC. The Registry adds credibility to my business and my customers appreciate the sincerity of a True Green company and not. just a company claiming to be “Green”. [33] The Green Business Bureau’s (GBB) certification process is entirely initiative-based, so your company will receive points for each activity it completes. [29]

Just like any good business initiative, take time every quarter to review and assess your progress. [27] Since the Industrial Age, manufacturers have embraced a linear business model rooted in the finite lifespan of goods. [3] Unfortunately, many small and medium-sized business owners haven’t risen to the challenge yet. [25] Innovative products and services will likely increase revenue and market appeal to consumers, helping to drive business forward. [26] It is a trend driven by customers, suppliers, employees and banks in recognition that these are just as important elements of any business. [30] There is no way to lead a successful business without considering what real solutions it will deliver to the emerging issues of today’s world. [31]

Relatively few sellers have taken meaningful steps to move their companies toward a more sustainable business model. [25] It was created to implement and support the Sustainable Business Initiative (SBI) goals. [33] Regardless of how you feel about your environmental impact, there is one goal that all small business owners can relate to: increasing profit. [27] Even if they themselves do not recycle or are proactive about their consumption, they feel good purchasing a product or service from a small business that does. [27]

A study by Johnson Controls Inc. noted that Generation Y employees actively sought a work environment that engaged in sustainable and social practices. [26] Today, companies face pressure to expand their corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices. [29] Developed through a collaborative effort of the American Society of Landscape Architects, The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the United States Botanic Garden, SITES (used by architects, landscapers, ecologists, etc.) provides performance measures rather than prescribing practices, supporting the unique environmental conditions of each landscape it certifies. [29] That includes identifying environment, health and safety risks, implementing practices for continuous improvement, and communicating Arm’s Code requirements to supervisors, employees, and next-tier suppliers. [32] Businesses that promote sustainable practices are not only more likely to improve efficiency and increase profits, but also assist in the preservation of the environment and the reduction of carbon emissions. [26] Companies with stronger investments in sustainable practices will likely appeal to a large global consumer base, while simultaneously increasing brand loyalty. [26] One of the most comprehensive ways for companies to prepare for the implementation of sustainable practices is through training and education. [26] Small businesses that implement sustainable practices can benefit just as much, if not more than larger businesses, specifically in terms of energy savings. [26]

The push for sustainability is good for workers and for the environment. [28]

Sustainability was once thought to be the enemy of profit, but more and more examples are emerging that show that sustainable businesses can not only turn a profit — they can also thrive. [48] It works with employees to build a culture of sustainability within the company, and invests in helping them make their own lives and homes more sustainable. [35] Summary: A Mckinsey & Company global survey report stating, and discussing, the way in which most companies are not actively managing sustainability, even though most executives think it’s important to a variety of their corporations activities. [5] A survey last year by MIT?s Sloan Management Review and The Boston Consulting Group found that only 9% of companies with fewer than 1,000 employees fully embrace sustainability. [37] Product development, by integrating sustainability principles in the selection process of suppliers (e.g. accommodations, transport companies, excursions). [35]

It shows evidence of embracers, many large-size businesses, leading the way in sustainability advantages such as cost reduction and educational opportunities for employees. [5] Switching to green energy is one of the best ways to embrace sustainability, but it isn’t always the easiest step. [48] Summary: A short list of ten ways sustainability can be ingrained into the thoughts and decisions of consumers. [5] By inviting customers to be part of their efforts, they encourage customers toward similar types of activism in a way that a quiet sustainability plan couldn’t achieve. [35] Destinations, by supporting destination stakeholders’ efforts to address sustainability issues, and financially contributing to conservation and development projects. [35] Great news. (Of course, many experts don?t think Corporate America?s sustainability efforts are ambitious enough, which I?ll discuss another time.) [37]

If sustainability is one of your core values, you’re in good company. [35] Environmental sustainability might not be immediately profitable, but it may provide long-term value that’s worth prioritizing. [35] With glacier ice reduction threatening the resort’s future, it’s made environmental sustainability a core part of its mission. [35]

“Nearly every large company has shown some commitment to sustainability,” author Andrew Winston recently told a Huffington Post blogger. [37] For one thing, it?s more of an uphill battle for many small businesses to devote the time and resources to sustainability – and some just don?t feel it?s important in the grand scheme. [37] It has three important components as to define what sustainability means to the organization, translate the concept into actionable and congruent goals, and containing stakeholder emotions about the subject. [5]

Summary: An article about how encouraging sustainability in an organization is different than other change initiatives. [5] Last year, IKEA’s chief sustainability officer Steve Howard explained the company’s aggressive sustainability push at a climate conference in London. [35]

Even small steps can help make your business more sustainable overall. [48] Diverting waste and reducing or offsetting energy use are two worthwhile endeavors, but they aren’t the only ways to make your business more sustainable. [35] Summary: McKinsey & Company global managing director discusses suggestions for altering the short-term thinking of business to a more long-term and efficiency-based way of operating suggests it will improve the stability and continued success of businesses and avoid more Great Recessions. [5] The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is taking action through its Green Builds Business program sponsored by Walmart and implemented by my company, Earth 2017. [37] As the Green Business Bureau celebrates its fourth anniversary, it has risen to become nation?s leading contender for small businesses that want to go green. [37]

Over time, Ben & Jerry’s transformed its business to support its core value of “linked prosperity” at all levels, from its choice of suppliers to its philanthropic efforts. [35]

Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) works with you to help your business’ products become more sustainable. [5]

WaterSense provides product labels for water efficient products plus tips for saving water, information on water management planning and best management practices for businesses which can help you save water, energy and money. [5] WasteWise will help you to set goals and reduce waste as well as increase recycling practices. [5] These programs include valuable resources including general and sector specific guidance and best management practices, energy assessment tools, and recognition programs. [5] Office operations, by e.g. saving paper and energy resources, and complying to best labour practices. [35]

Summary: The Roadmap sets out 20 expectations for sustainability that companies should start implementing now to be considered sustainable going forward. [5]

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9. (12) The Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2017

10. (12) Small Businesses with a Sustainability Focus in Every State

11. (11) How To Leverage Sustainability To Increase Business Profitability

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13. (10) 4 Ways Companies Can Improve Their Sustainability Initiatives – Enablon

14. (10) 5 Certifications for Green Marketing

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20. (8) What Big Companies Can Teach Small Business Owners About Sustainability

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