Sustainable Business Practices

A Business Guide to Going Green

A Business Guide to Going Green

Everyone worries about the environment, but these worries are often forgotten when it comes to running a business. Many companies avoid being green due to fears about cost – yet failing to follow legislation can end up costing you a whole lot more. It’s imperative that you find out what legislation there is, and how it affects your firm. But being green doesn’t just have to be a method of damage limitation – it can reduce your costs and give you a considerable edge over the competition. The guide covers why environmental concerns are your concerns, how to devise a plan for addressing them, and what actions you can take to ease your impact on the environment. Why bother being a green business? Our understanding of the impact that business operations have on the environment has grown massive... »

Adopting Sustainability to Drive Business: The Intangible Value Created by Sustainable Business Practices

Adopting Sustainability to Drive Business: The Intangible Value Created by Sustainable Business Practices

A business’s good reputation is one of its most important assets. Reputations impact on your ability to attract and retain the best people and secure customer loyalty. A good reputation can also give you the opportunity to charge a premium for goods and services and give you a competitive advantage when similar goods or services are available at a similar cost and quality. Sustainability is still an emerging concept for business. Those performing consistently well can use sustainability as a lever for enhancing their reputation and differentiating themselves from competitors. As sustainability becomes more mainstream – and it won’t take long – then those without a sustainability strategy will experience the damaging effect of a bad reputation. Reputation enhances business value Studies sho... »