Springboard International is excited to welcome Scot Case onto the team! Through his 20+ years of experience as a strategist, consultant, and sustainability expert, Scot has learned that the key to implementing a successful sustainability project is to look at it through the lens of strategy, people, and process. With Scot on our team, we’ll help you get there and give you the tools that you need to stay there.
What is Sustainability?
Some think of it as “greening” an organization. While that is part of any sustainability initiative, when done properly it is much bigger and cuts a wider path.
One definition of sustainability is that it is a business approach that creates long-term shareholder value by embracing opportunities and managing risks derived from economic, environmental, and social developments.
Sustainability from an organizational perspective also includes an increase in productivity and/or reduction of consumed resources without compromising product or service quality, competitiveness, or profitability.
The benefits of business sustainability include:
- A stronger brand
- Greater pricing power
- Greater operational efficiencies
- More efficient use of resources
- Supply chain optimization
- Enhanced ability to enter new markets
- Enhanced ability to attract, retain, and motivate employees
- Increased customer loyalty
- Reduced environmental impact
- Improved innovation
Sustainability has the greatest chance of success when a proven implementation model is used.
“You cannot implement these kinds of programs bottom-up, it’s impossible. It’s always top-down … Always. Because it’s such a cultural change, you cannot do it organically.”
- Georges Kerns, CEO, IWC
Often improvements go across departmental lines and this requires top management’s involvement.
In our experience when sustainability is strategically based, management driven, employee supported, and stakeholder/customer focused, it’s a winner.
For this reason we view sustainability as a three-prong approach: environment, people, and profit.
Are you ready to embrace business sustainability?
Springboard International’s proven strategy development, team building, and individual coaching processes can help any organization with its sustainability program. We can help you create extraordinary results integrating sustainability into your business strategy. Let us help you get there.