Sustainable Business

Do I need a business plan and a strategic plan?

Do I need a business plan and a strategic plan?
It is important that you review and update your business plan (objectives) at least once each year. Regular review of your business plan will help you to judge your business success, identify necessary changes and resolve issues before they develop into disasters. A regular business plan review will also help you to develop strong business forecasts for your business, especially when the information is updated monthly. Your strategic plan on the other hand must be adjusted more frequently. This is more and more important as the external environment in which a business operates changes increasingly rapidly. While a complete overhaul of strategies may be unnecessary, it is essential to frequently monitor and adjust ‘how’ you are working to achieve the objectives. The faster you are growing the more frequently your business and strategic plans should be revisited. Read More →
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Being socially responsible in business

Being socially responsible in business
One of the ways of being socially responsible in our businesses is measuring our carbon footprint – the most common of environmental impacts.  There are substantial benefits in knowing your carbon footprint Identifying opportunities to increase efficiency Reduce operating costs Understanding the risks of your environmental impacts Aligning activities with your policies and values – […] Read More →

What is the role of business in creating a sustainable future?

What is the role of business in creating a sustainable future?
I read a post this week called Citizen Renaissance and it really got me thinking…again.  If you’ve been following me for a while now you’ll know I’m committed to a sustainable future and I know business is part of that future.  A big part.  But now right business is in the main creating a world that looks […] Read More →

What puzzles you about sustainability?

What puzzles you about sustainability?
If you already understand how to create a thriving, just, and sustainable world then this article is probably not for you but if you find the whole Sustainability thing puzzling we’re going to explore what inequality, child poverty and deforestation of the Amazon have to do with your business. Let’s start with the Amazon deforestation. […] Read More →

Measuring Success

Measuring Success
Each of us is in business to be successful. That’s an assumption I am making when writing this blog.  But have you defined what success looks and feels like for you?  Ignoring society’s assumptions about success, do you know what you are aiming for?  Will you know when to stop? Are you able to distinguish […] Read More →
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