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  1. 1. Understanding …Green Business Practices For businesses
  2. 2. Part 1 : Climate Change, Whose responsibility is it ?
  3. 3. Our World is Changing ….
  4. 4. Yes We are Responsible for it !
  5. 5. But, Small and Medium Businesses Ignore this
  6. 6. “Its nothing personal,Its just business”
  7. 7. “Its nothing personal,Its just business”
  8. 8. The Small Businesses make up 60 % of all the Businesses
  9. 9. “Business is the only mechanism powerful enoughto produce the changes necessary to reverse globalenvironment and social degradation” - Paul Hawken
  10. 10. “Business is the only mechanism powerful enoughto produce the changes necessary to reverse globalenvironment and social degradation” - Paul Hawken
  11. 11. Part 2 : Business Impact of turning ‘green’
  12. 12. Green Practices can Help you …Save Money The experience of businesses that have already adopted environmentally sustainable working practices is that energy efficiency can lead to significant cost savings, which means your business can become leaner and more efficient.
  13. 13. Green Practices can Help you … Win new Business There is growing pressure from society, government and customers for businesses to act in an environmentally responsible way. The attitudes and expectations of consumers are changing rapidly and businesses need to be able to adapt quickly.
  14. 14. Green Practices can Help you …Enhance Reputation Customers and the public increasingly demand that businesses behave in an environmentally ethical way. Those that fail to meet these expectations risk causing damage to their brand. In turn this can harm a company’s ability to win customers and attract and retain the best employees.
  15. 15. Green Practices can Help you …Make you more Efficient The same technologies that help reduce your carbon footprint can at the same time result in significant efficiency gains. Allowing employees the flexibility to work from home not only reduces the amount of travel they do, thereby cutting carbon emissions, but research shows it also makes employees around 20 per cent more productive.
  16. 16. Part 3 : What does it mean to be a Sustainable Business ?
  17. 17. Work Smarter andReduce Travel
  18. 18. Recycle and Reduce consumption of materials
  19. 19. Improve Energy Efficiency
  20. 20. Sustainable Sourcing
  21. 21. Part 4: The Road to making your company green
  22. 22. Step 1 Measure your Carbon Footprint If you cannot measure it, You cannot improve it !
  23. 23. Numerous tools available online …
  24. 24. Step 2 Adopt Flexible work timing Reduce congestion on the roads and in effect reduce pollution.
  25. 25. Increase in productivity gain
  26. 26. Increase in Motivation
  27. 27. Improved productivity
  28. 28. Reduce office space
  29. 29. Reduce Travel
  30. 30. Reduce CarbonFootprint
  31. 31. Reduce Energy
  32. 32. Step 3 Adopt new Technologies
  33. 33. Voice over IPVoice over IP Single cabling for Data andTelephone applications, reducing materials usedand power required.
  34. 34. Remote MaintenanceIP Networks provide ability for remotemaintenance of voice and telephone systems.Reducing travel for maintenance personnel.
  35. 35. E-Training and E- LearningReducing the need for paper and in turn therequirement for employees or trainers to travelto or from the training centers.
  36. 36. Wi-fi at coffee shopsEncourage employees to use wi-fi at coffeeshops to connect to the office network while onmeeting tours.
  37. 37. Smart Phone TechnologyEncourage employees to use smart phonetechnologies to help them work out of theoffice and not have to be present at the officeeveryday.
  38. 38. Web conferencing and meetingUsage of web conferencing and web meetingwill help reduce travel and also help theenvironment.
  39. 39. Air Travel SubstitutionEncourage employees to adopt as much landtransport as possible in order to reduce highaltitude Carbon emission.
  40. 40. Virtual filing and Cloud computingWhether its Google or Microsoft, use Cloud Computing to maximize serverutilization and save space.
  41. 41. Electronic SignaturesEmbrace electronic signatures technologies, forsaving of paper as well as easy and fasterreview and signature.
  42. 42. Use Less PackagingOr Opt forSustainable Packaging
  43. 43. Print on both sidesIf you do have to print, print on both sides ofthe paper to reduce paper usage.
  44. 44. RecycleRecycle paper as much as possible as well astry to use reduced packaging.
  45. 45. Online MarketingUse online marketing, especially on socialnetworking sites to provide maximum coveragewith minimum environmental impact.
  46. 46. Green ITInvest in Green IT solutions, the energyefficiency of the average sever has gone up 10times in the last 5 years.
  47. 47. Step 4 Office Environment
  48. 48. Buildings Account for 70 % Of energy usage.
  49. 49. Switch Off Computers and Laptops
  50. 50. Switch to energy efficient Lighting
  51. 51. Adopt Energy Saving with the Heating and Cooling systems
  52. 52. Step 5 Material Sourcing
  53. 53. Switch to green Materials
  54. 54. Source Low Carbon Footprint products
  55. 55. Choose Greener Suppliers
  56. 56. Did you know ?
  57. 57. Only in the UK 70 Million Sq Meters of Office Space is unnecessarily lit
  58. 58. Equal to 8750 Football fields
  59. 59. Accounting to more than £350 Million
  60. 60. Leaving office lights on all night
  61. 61. Wastes enough energy to heat water for 1000 … cups of tea.
  62. 62. A copier left on over night uses enough power to produce
  63. 63. 1500 ….. Copies.
  64. 64. Leaving a PC on all night uses upenough energy to…
  65. 65. Microwave 6 dinners
  66. 66. Microwave 6 dinners
  67. 67. Switching off Non Essential equipmentSaves enough energy to …
  68. 68. Run a small car for35 Miles.
  69. 69. How to make it all of this a reality ?a recap.
  70. 70. Use conferencing instead of travelling.
  71. 71. If every Dubai company were to use conferencing small businesses could save1,700,000 tonnes of
  72. 72. Adopt flexible work timing
  73. 73. 1 person in every company ….
  74. 74. 1 day in a week ….
  75. 75. Work from home in Dubai ….
  76. 76. Could save
  77. 77. 516 Million kgs of CO2
  78. 78. Shut down computers and otherelectrical kit at the end of the day Could save enough energy for
  79. 79. 26,000,000 Dinners
  80. 80. Use recycled stationery and save paper
  81. 81. 1 tonne of recycled paper = 32,000 liters of water
  82. 82. Reduce Unnecessary travel anduse mobile communication technology
  83. 83. Every employee in Dubai, reduces2 working days of travel a yearwe could save …
  84. 84. 1,000,000 tonnes of CO2
  85. 85. Its time to do something
  86. 86. Its not just a planet …. Its Home.
  87. 87. Get in touch Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/melvin.pereira Twitter : http://www.twitter.com/misterjesterSlideshare : http://www.slideshare.com/misterjesterWordpress: http://misterjester.wordpress.com Email : melvin.pereira@gmail.com
  88. 88. Thank you !Presentation By : Melvin Pereira http://www.slideshare.com/misterjester
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