The New Financial Metrics of Sustainable Business: A Practical Catalog of 20+ Trailblazing Case Studies
Innovation for sustainability is quickly approaching mainstream attention. As many stakeholders re-evaluate their perception of business value, it is becoming clear that executives of all industries would be smart to upgrade the ways their teams measure, analyze and innovate along the entire range of benefits and costs for which they are responsible.
To help steer you in the right direction, we have assembled a collection of more than 20 case studies around practical new financial metrics, that include compelling examples from Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Target, Microsoft, SAP, Kering, MGM Resorts, HP, Procter & Gamble and more. You will learn about multiple new types of financial value related to:
- Smarter company-wide decisions & policies around human resources.
- Reducing and offsetting carbon.
- Product portfolios that thrive on sustainable attributes.
- The true natural capital cost of products from raw materials to product delivery.
- Net Positive business models as a vehicle for reimagining brands for true long-lasting sustainability.
- Ecosystem services as alternatives to man-made infrastructure embedded in core business planning.
- Innovative ways for employees to make a difference in the lives of external stakeholders.
- Programs that inspire employees to take specific actions and make smart choices around key sustainability concerns in their daily lives, both at work and at home.
- Innovation that advances circular economy models by reducing waste and recovering valuable materials at the end of products’ useful lives.
- Leveraging mainstream media and popular social media channels in engaging customers on key sustainability messages.
- Initiatives that support a company’s local community, societal causes and the public good at large.