The world is changing at an unimaginable pace and so is the business environment across the globe. Today, businesses need to focus on sustainability keeping in mind all key stakeholders and future generations. Most businesses face their share of sustainability challenges in today’s highly competitive market and volatile economic environment.
The notion of a triple bottom-line – social, ecological and financial – has been with us for two decades but the approach towards triple bottom line today is still uncertain, or we have not reached uniformity in the approach. No organisation, especially those that rely on limited natural resources, can operate the way they used to do 10 years back. To address these challenges there is a need for a change in approach towards people, planet and profit for businesses to be sustainable for the long term.
Sustainability is an orientation, not a destination, the goal for organisations should be impact not just revenue and profit generation, these concepts are deeply interconnected yet they are seldom discussed in an integrated manner. Therefore, there is a need to form a close-knit community of sustainability experts and decision makers from across the industries to address these challenges and keep up with the emerging trends in sustainability.
To make the approach more impactful organisations need to emphasise the following:
- Engaging, collaborating with and influencing stakeholders like employees, communities, suppliers, clients and investors
- Intended impact on the 3Ps by contribution
- Creating change in the lives of people impacted
Sustainability for Breakfast is a concept to get experts and decision makers in the domain of sustainability together to drive change and build a community of change-makers. The purpose of this unique initiative is to discuss the emerging trends in Sustainability that is reimagining the way businesses are run today. It is an opportunity to connect, converse & conceptualize new ideas that will help sustainability leaders to further their agendas in their respective organizations.