“In addition to the more traditional ‘socially responsible investors,” we are finding that some of our mainstream investors are now looking at sustainability performance as an indicator of overall business value. They’re acting on the theory that our sustainability measures-our efficiency with resources, our employee retention, etc. –are predictors of overall business profitability.”
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I was honored to be the lead-off speaker for Georgia Tech’s
IMPACT Series. Sponsored by the College of Management, the IMPACT Series provides an opportunity for students alumni and the Atlanta business community to learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and notable business and non-profit leaders.
Focusing on the technical and operational aspects of sustainability will only go so far. Companies need to apply a dual strategy where they simultaneously build organizational capacity while moving through stages of sustainable development. This means building the muscle needed to succeed in becoming sustainable. Organizational capacity is about enhancing leadership capabilities, acquiring and developing expertise, transforming the culture and applying organizational design practices to align the structure, processes and people practices