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5 Ways Sustainability Can Add Value To An Organisation

Sustainability is not simply about doing good; it’s also good business. Read this article to discover five ways it can add value to an organisation.
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The motivation for businesses to integrate sustainability varies. It may be driven by customer demand, investor preference or owner values. However, sustainability is not simply about doing good; it’s also good business.

As sustainability emerged in the late 20th century, organisations might have struggled to make the business case for sustainability. However, companies can no longer externalise environmental or social costs to the same extent. With shifting stakeholder demands and regulations, the cost of doing nothing outweighs the possible investment in sustainability.

Let’s explore five ways sustainability can add value to an organisation. Companies should consider them all; the potential for value creation is too great to leave any of them unexplored.

Graphic showing the five ways that sustainability can add value: Increased Staff Productivity, Reduced Costs, Better Investment Decisions and Asset Optimisation, Top-line Growth, and Reduced Regulatory Interventions.

Not all of these opportunities to create value will apply in the same way to each organisation. Some are more likely to arise in certain industries, across particular sectors, or at various stages of an organisation’s sustainability journey.

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