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Framework for Sustainable Practice Framework for Sustainable Practice Presentation Transcript

  • Towards Sustainable Practice Understand – Framework for Sustainable Practice
  • Framework for Sustainable Practice
        • Understand - what sustainable success means
        • Vision – using sustainability as a guiding light
        • Baseline – where are you now?
        • Plan / do – set strategy / take action
        • Measure – evaluate, review
    Copyright © BusinessLAB Ltd 2008, adapted from The Natural Step Understand Vision Baseline Plan / do Measure
  • Understand - what sustainable success means
    • An understanding of the framework for sustainable practice and the steps your business can undertake to reach success.
    • Understand how you relate to that system on a personal level (TSP 1).
    • The explanation of the current situation using two converging trends and society’s response to these trends.
    • The opportunities and threats of these trends to your business.
    • A broad scope of what sustainability is and the issues with it’s explanation.
    • The complexity of systems and why understanding systems is important to understanding sustainability.
    Understand Vision Baseline Plan / do Measure
  • Vision – using sustainability as a guiding light
    • Awareness of what the future will need to look like for society to be sustainable.
    • A principled definition of sustainable practice.
    • A clear co-created vision of what your organisation or business would look like in a sustainable society.
    Understand Vision Baseline Plan / do Measure
  • Baseline – where are you now?
    • Enable you to see what your organisation or business looks like today.
    • Analyse current operations as part of the larger system.
    • Compile information about the patterns and resource flow in relation to and through your business.
    Understand Vision Baseline Plan / do Measure
  • Plan / do – set strategy / take action
    • Brainstorm future actions for your company
    • List every possible action no matter how ‘crazy it sounds.
    • Prioritise these actions into short, medium and long-term actions using the three prioritising questions.
    • Create a strategic plan for your business.
    • Put the plan into action!
    Understand Vision Baseline Plan / do Measure
  • Measure – evaluate, review
    • Identify the various tools that can be sued for verification, measuring and reporting on your move towards sustainability.
    • Ensure that there is a range of tools that allow you to measure numerous aspects of your organisation.
    • Regularly evaluate whether these actions are moving you towards your vision of success.
    • Review these evaluations and implement new actions if there is potential for increased action.
    Understand Vision Baseline Plan / do Measure
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  • Summary
    • It is extremely important to understand the big picture and the systems in which the business operates.
    • The aim is for the business to work within the system boundaries – both natural and social such as legislation and taxes.
    • By undertaking each of the framework components and continually reviewing their progress, will assist the organisation to move towards sustainability.
    • A strategic plan is only successful if it is applied by a team that works together.
    Understand Vision Baseline Plan / do Measure