For a long time, sustainability was an important but specialized issue. Then it was the domain of a few compliance and sustainability officers. Now, corporate board members and C-Suite executives are looking at sustainability as a critical business issue. Some companies are transforming the entire business to be more sustainable. How has this issue come so far so fast? Is it here to stay? And if it is, what should executives do about it?
Because sustainability is in varying stages of maturity in an environment of regulatory uncertainty, many organizations can’t tell whether they’re on track or falling behind. We offer services designed to help companies in their efforts to gauge progress, build a strategy that makes effective use of resources already in place, and generate real results. If you’re ready to move forward, we’re ready to help.
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|The sustainable business blog
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It’s easier for a start-up to design a satisfying customer experience because there’s nothing to tear down. Change comes harder for companies that are invested—financially and emotionally—in traditional strategies and expectations. They may be committed to brick-and-mortar stores that attract less traffic now. Or support an organizational structure that revolves around products or sales channels, rather than customers. Or, they may rely on low prices or product innovations to drive growth, which is now elusive.
Companies have to evaluate sustainability on their own terms. For many companies, undertaking a structured approach to developing sustainability strategy provides surprises in terms of how much the company already has underway to be more sustainable.. From there, a path forward begins to emerge. Does it lead to reporting, more effective quality information management, external assurance? Does it support the idea of rapid transformation, or a series of measured steps? For many companies, evaluating sustainability in the context of traditional functions-- such as supply chain, finance, HR, IT, operations-- helps define business value- sustainability changes everything. Whatever’s next, we can help with your efforts to achieve sustainability goals.
There’s a long list of sustainability efforts your company could take on right now. But that doesn’t mean you should . One of the toughest challenges in sustainability is knowing what’s appropriate, and when—and developing the hard business case to justify the necessary investments. And what you do can be as important as when you do it. We have experience helping clients understand where they are on the sustainability journey, where they need to be, and how to get on track. We bring together a wide range of disciplines and capabilities to help develop a business-centric approach.
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|Meet Chris Park
Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP