Building A Sustainable Business to Bolster Your Bottom Line

Sabrina Lopez
August 14, 2017
3 min read

There’s no doubt that Fortune Magazine’s primary focus is money. So, when the respected money-focused publication recently reported, “Like it or not, Sustainability is now the core of your business,” you know that a systemic shift in corporate responsibility is taking place. Even though most businesses are unsure how to directly benefit from this change is irrelevant. After all, we’re talking about a change in perception here. As more and more corporate giants like Target, Marshalls to benefit from this change directly, “Why are sustainable business practices important?” and start building a sustainable model of their own.

The article features several companies that are using inventive new technologies to reduce water waste and drive sales in drought-prone markets, as well as businesses that are benefitting from cost-saving technologies to reduce operating expenses while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

But it’s not just the big guys benefitting from more eco-friendly business practices. According to Fortune, companies of all sizes and across various industries add to their bottom line while positioning themselves as leaders in corporate social responsibility. In Arizona, Sun Valley Solar Solutions has helped international giants such as Pepsi and Target and local players such as Sacred Heart Church and DuBrook Dairy. Regardless of size, these organizations are avoiding decades of rising energy costs with clean, sustainable solar electricity.

“Real sustainability efforts are core business efforts: because they are not always easy, they can help a company to raise its game and perform better in all kinds of ways.” - Fortune

So, how can you get started with your own sustainable program? According to Fortune, the steps go something like this:

  1. Define your sustainability priorities
  2. Evaluate your sustainability costs and benefits
  3. Set specific and achievable sustainability goals (e.g., eliminate decades of rising energy costs)
  4. Create consistent sustainability incentives for management and suppliers

Sustainability is serious but only sometimes obvious. Based on the Fortune article, along with your company’s level of commitment to corporate social responsibility and a growing consciousness and awareness among consumers, being sustainable can potentially have a huge, positive impact on your bottom line.

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