With a wide range of perspectives and view points on sustainable development, it may seem unlikely that a common definition or framework of ‘business sustainability’ could ever be defined. Add in personal beliefs and business operating philosophies, and the conversation continues to expand. However, the point of convergence in the personal and business sustainability conversation begins and ends with value.
Exploring this concept, we leverage the recent white paper, Transforming Mindset from Compliance to Business Value. Contained within this research, Environmental Leader examines: “How do you transform the corporate mindset from being strictly compliance-focused to creating business value via environmental data”. Moving past the negative monitoring, the report seeks ways to engage business sustainability stakeholders with new information.
Identifying a broader audience for your environmental data
- Providing usable information to different audience needs
- Creating processes to communicate data
The realities of increased business risk, increased cost or the loss of revenue, often limit the discussion of business sustainability pursuits. When sustainability concepts are ‘positively’ applied to specific areas of stakeholder interest in current business processes and practices, the value of sustainable action can be viewed in a different light.