The Positive Transition in Business Sustainability Mindsets

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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.

    Article by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company; appearing courtesy 3BL Media.

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    Walter’s contributions to CleanTechies over the past 4 years have been instrumental in growing the publications social media channels via his ongoing editorial and data driven strategies. He is the founder and managing director of Sunflower Tax, a renewable energy tax and finance consultancy based in San Diego, California. Active in the San Diego clean technology community, participating in events sponsored by CleanTech San Diego, EcoTopics, and Cleantech Open San Diego, Walter has also been a presenter at numerous California Center for Sustainability (CCSE) programs. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law where he teaches a course on energy taxation and policy.

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