25 Feb '14, 1pm

A 3-step sustainability action plan for business leaders

A 3-step sustainability action plan for business leaders

Company executives have moved way past questioning why sustainability is important. Instead, leaders ask how to transform their business model to generate a triple win: operational efficiencies that cut costs, reduce demand on shared natural capital and improve quality of life for communities of people they serve. These leaders seek a new model that returns business value through efficiency and top-line growth drivers. The sustainability imperative is particularly important for B2B supply chains . Large "keystone" companies in retail, health care, sports and entertainment have stepped up scrutiny of their suppliers' sustainability profile, including environmental management systems, their engagement with consumers and suppliers, carbon emissions, waste, recycled materials, water and energy use. "By the end of 2017, Walmart will buy 70 percent of the goods it sells in U.S. ...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/02/25/3-step-sustainabi...

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