What’s Next?

NDY Perth Office Green Star fitout. Photo courtesy NDY

The Business of Sustainability hopefully has provided you with some food for thought for your journey towards a more sustainable business, but what next? Where do you start?

To help you take the first step, we’ve asked the leading sustainability experts who authored The Business of Sustainability to indicate which areas they would prioritise first:

1: Establishing a corporate vision and policies.
2: Monitoring environmental performance (e.g. energy consumption, water consumption and waste generation).
3: Implementing regular board reviews of sustainability.
4: Reviewing existing governance structures to ensure responsibility at executive level e.g. CSO
5: Engaging with other sectors and industries through partnerships and relationship building exercises.
6: Staff behaviour change: employee training, engagement and education in how to be sustainable.

It is important to recognise that there is no one-size-fits-all framework for sustainability. For many, it is a long process of trial and error—learning both what works for you and things you perhaps don’t want or need to repeat.