29 Jun '12, 2pm

Beyond spreadsheets: How savvy sustainability efforts can pay off

Beyond spreadsheets: How savvy sustainability efforts can pay off

Putting sustainability measures in place can pay off if companies take a disciplined, data-based approach, experts say. That means analyzing data in a systematic way, and being methodical about prioritizing projects. Such an approach can expose deeper potential cost savings and revenue generation opportunities, according to a panel of experts experienced with helping companies link sustainability more explicitly to financial results. "Environmental actions yield business performance improvements," noted Mike Nicholus, director of the Global Environment Program at Accenture, during this week's GreenBiz Webinar, "Leveraging Sustainability to Drive Efficiency and ROI." The common refrain during the Webcast was one that will surprise few sustainability managers: the most effective enterprise-wide sustainability programs use decision-making tools that go beyond disjointed sprea...

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