Overcoming Barriers to Corporate Sustainability (CS)

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Overcoming Barriers to Corporate Sustainability (CS)
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
According to Robert G. Eccles and George Serafeim in their article "Innovating for a Sustainable Strategy" (HBR May 2013), most large companies have some kind of sustainability program underway, but many are not successful and investors are understandably critical towards sustainability projects if they do not generate economic value.

So companies need to address the interests of ALL stakeholders (including the shareholders) and create a sustainable strategy. Such a strategy goes beyond just cutting emissions, reducing waste etc. and requires a strategic focus on the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues that are most relevant to creating shareholder value.
In this way firms can increase both their ESG and financial performance at the same time. An idea similar to...Sign up

Culture and Its Impact on Sustainability
Catherine M. Bing, CEO, United States, Member
I am sure that cultural values also make it easier or more difficult to satisfy financial stakeholders... For example, certain cultures have a Sign up

Make Sustainability Reporting Mandatory
Natalie, Professor, India, Member
If CS has to happen, sustainability reporting has to be made mandatory like Corporate Social Responsibility in India for those companies earning a net...Sign up

Sustainable Strategy Should be Part of the Business Strategy and Corporate Culture
SETIONO WINARDI, Business Consultant, Indonesia, Member
The sustainable strategy has to be described in the master business strategy and drop down in 3 stages: short term, medium term and long term.
It...Sign up

Overcoming Sustainability Barriers Requires Innovation and Change Management
srinivas, Lecturer, India, Member
I think there is a need to have effective change management and innovation process to overcome the barriers in sustainability. Innovation to cater to ...Sign up

Sustainability Requires Effort
Andrew Blaine, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
As a species, humankind is lazy and almost always chooses the easiest route. If we could save all the time, money and effort spent on finding the easy...Sign up

Sustaintability Goals
Madan Gopal Agarwal, Business Consultant, India, Member
The success of any program depends upon proper articulation of its long-term objective(s), meticulous planning to achieve the same, establishing a cap...Sign up

Overcoming Barriers to Corporate Sustainability
Alan Kennedy
We think the way to overcome the barriers A-D to Corporate Sustainability is to properly allocate responsibility for implementation of the sustainabil...Sign up

Nature of Sustainability and Evolutionary Barriers: Inertia
srinivas, Lecturer, India, Member
I believe that besides the barriers A,B,C and D there is a need to be aware of
E. INERTIA barriers:
- Due to genesis of new change
- Du...Sign up

Corporate Sustainability and Inertia
Ted Garrison, Management Consultant, United States, Member
@srinivas: you are correct. You have identified why most companies struggle with change. The trick is to create a cu...Sign up

Corporate Self-Interest
Uduakobong Sunday, Management Consultant, Nigeria, Member
One additional barrier to Corporate Sustainability is what I call
F. CORPORATE SELF-INTEREST. Where the vision of the organisation does not take ...Sign up

Key Factors in Corporate Sustainability
Afari, Consultant, Iran, Member
Corporate Sustainability will be materialized, provided that corporate leaders can balance and meet the expectations of all corporate stakeholders (cu...Sign up

Changing the Corporate Culture to Become More Sustainable
Mandy Pretorius, Student (MBA), Member
It is essential for companies to identify long-term sustainability challenges through involving the entire company in taking ownership in ensuring the...Sign up

Why CS is Such a Challenge
Ted Garrison, Management Consultant, United States, Member
Peter Drucker wrote the purpose of a business is to find a customer's need and fill it. If you do that well your company will thrive - but too many co...Sign up

The FIVE Factors to Overcome to Become Sustainable
Arif ur Rehman, Professor, Pakistan, Member
Becoming sustainable fundamentally demands overcoming the following:
- One, the senior staff / decision makers must be on board on the same frequ...Sign up

The Most Important Obstacle to Sustainability is Lack of a Business Case
Love Lonnroth, Management Consultant, Sweden, Member
I am a management consultant with 20 years experience in corporate sustainability. The main problem in elevating sustainability to a top management pr...Sign up


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