More and more organizations see the importance of sustainable business practices. They have recognized that there are substantial financial benefits to be obtained by integrating sustainability thinking and practices into all their business processes. Yet, for many companies, coming to terms with sustainability and what it means is a struggle. Sustainable Growth through Sustainable Business, in a clear, concise voice demonstrates how to systems think about and implement the plan. The book shows how to measure, reduce, validate and report resource use and environmental impact as well as assiduously embed sustainable viability into the core business plan. How to maximise the value of opportunities in cost savings, enhanced risk management and improved income from introducing systems thinking and systemic intervention to create sustainably viable organisations.
As such, sustainable viability highlights the effects of multiple interacting investment, organisational, environmental, and social ecosystems. How actions of each affects the many. How feedback loops inform better decision making to reduce impact between functions. For example, this book illustrates the basics for contextual functional and asset optimisation, innovation, brand and reputation, customer service and enlightened whole life cost issues.Additionally, by breaking down the subject into easy to understand, digestible units, it explains, simply, terms such as Economic Social Governance (ESG) through to complex issues surrounding Climate Change and the degrading services of the biosphere in order for you to understand and act at the interplay of connections between an organisation's strategy, governance and financial performance and the social, environmental and economic context within which it operates.