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A guide to sustainable business with
the British Library
November 2021
Seema Rampersad
Senior Research & Service Manager
Research Service
Business & IP Centre – London
seema.rampersad@bl.uk
Business & IP Centre Network
What makes a business sustainable?
WHAT DOES “SUSTAINABILITY” MEAN IN BUSINESS?
In business, sustainability refers to doing business without negatively impacting
the environment, community, or society as a whole.
Sustainability in business generally addresses two main categories:
The effect business has on the environment
The effect business has on society
Source: HBR Online What is sustainability in business? https://online.hbs.edu/blog/post/what-is-sustainability-in-business
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Source – CASE https://www.case-ka.eu/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/SustainableBusinessModelCanvas_highresolution.jpg
Eco-Social
Benefits
Eco-Social
Costs
https://www.unglobalcompact.org/sdgs/about
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In the news
10
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Megatrends
Source: Globaldata Online
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Changes in Consumer Behaviour
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Innovations - In the Zone
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Growth in new Markets
– Electric Vehicles
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Sustainable Business - BIPC Network
18
bl.uk/bipc
What and How to Start Up Your Business
You are here today – Start Up Day!
Free Access to Databases that are specific for Starting and Growing your
Business
Free Access to Business Collections and Resources across the BIPC Network
Access to Events that can help you from Idea to Growth stages
One-to-One Business and IP Information Clinics across the BIPC Network
Expert Partners who run events, and are available to meet for specific areas
Networking opportunities such as Coffee Mornings, Inspiring Entrepreneurs,
Inventors Club, Precious Nights, I4G Growth Club
Projects Programmes: Start Ups (SiLL) and Innovating for Growth (I4G) for
BIPC London, Business Mentoring
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bl.uk/bipc
Business & Industry Resources
20
bl.uk/bipc
Market Research
21
bl.uk/bipc
Market Research
22
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Geo-Politics and Economic Analysis
– EIU Viewpoint
23
bl.uk/bipc
Company Information and Suppliers –
Find B2B and B2C
25
bl.uk/bipc
Science and Best Practice
Business Standards
bsi - British Standards Online
26
bl.uk/bipc
Start Up Books – Some on SDGs
• AvaCreate a gender-balanced workplace / Ann Francke – SBH.ODHR.130
• Building an inclusive organization: leveraging the power of a diverse workforce / Stephen Frost, Raafi-Karim
Alidina – SBH.ODHR.118
• Birds of all feathers: doing diversity and inclusion right/Michael Back – SBH.ODHR.144
• Brands on a Mission: how to achieve social impact and business growth through purpose / Myriam Sidibe –
SBH.MSM.222
• The Organic Advantage: master SEO and natural traffic generation for your ecommerce business to achieve
reliable, sustainable growth / Martin Hayman – SBH.MSM.191
• Greener marketing / John T Grant – SBH.MSM.220
• Social entrepreneurship as sustainable development: introducing the sustainability lens / Tamara L. Stenn –
SBH.STAR.122
• The Business of Good: social entrepreneurship and the new bottom line / Jason Haber – SBH.STAR.123
• Social start-up success: how the best non-profits launch, scale up, and make a difference / Kathleen Kelly
Janus – SBH.STAR.128
• How to be a social entrepreneur make money & change the world / Robert Ashton – SBH.STAR.47
• Social entrepreneurs: starting out, scaling up and staying true / Michael Gordon – SBH.STAR.166
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Industry Guides
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Sustainability Success Stories
29
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Questions in Chat or Q&A Box –
Some Photos Sourced from Unsplash
ü Email: seema.rampersad@bl.uk
ü Reader Pass for the British Library
visits. Industry Guides for guide to
resources - https://www.bl.uk/business-
and-ip-centre/industry-guides
ü BIPC Network -
https://www.bl.uk/business-and-ip-
centre/national-network
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BIPC_SeemaRampersad-SUD2021.pdf

  • 1. A guide to sustainable business with the British Library November 2021
  • 2. Seema Rampersad Senior Research & Service Manager Research Service Business & IP Centre – London seema.rampersad@bl.uk
  • 3. Business & IP Centre Network
  • 4. What makes a business sustainable? WHAT DOES “SUSTAINABILITY” MEAN IN BUSINESS? In business, sustainability refers to doing business without negatively impacting the environment, community, or society as a whole. Sustainability in business generally addresses two main categories: The effect business has on the environment The effect business has on society Source: HBR Online What is sustainability in business? https://online.hbs.edu/blog/post/what-is-sustainability-in-business
  • 5.
  • 7. Source – CASE https://www.case-ka.eu/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/SustainableBusinessModelCanvas_highresolution.jpg Eco-Social Benefits Eco-Social Costs
  • 13. 13 bl.uk/bipc Growth in new Markets – Electric Vehicles
  • 14.
  • 15.
  • 16.
  • 18. 18 bl.uk/bipc What and How to Start Up Your Business You are here today – Start Up Day! Free Access to Databases that are specific for Starting and Growing your Business Free Access to Business Collections and Resources across the BIPC Network Access to Events that can help you from Idea to Growth stages One-to-One Business and IP Information Clinics across the BIPC Network Expert Partners who run events, and are available to meet for specific areas Networking opportunities such as Coffee Mornings, Inspiring Entrepreneurs, Inventors Club, Precious Nights, I4G Growth Club Projects Programmes: Start Ups (SiLL) and Innovating for Growth (I4G) for BIPC London, Business Mentoring
  • 22. 22 bl.uk/bipc Geo-Politics and Economic Analysis – EIU Viewpoint
  • 23. 23 bl.uk/bipc Company Information and Suppliers – Find B2B and B2C
  • 24.
  • 25. 25 bl.uk/bipc Science and Best Practice Business Standards bsi - British Standards Online
  • 26. 26 bl.uk/bipc Start Up Books – Some on SDGs • AvaCreate a gender-balanced workplace / Ann Francke – SBH.ODHR.130 • Building an inclusive organization: leveraging the power of a diverse workforce / Stephen Frost, Raafi-Karim Alidina – SBH.ODHR.118 • Birds of all feathers: doing diversity and inclusion right/Michael Back – SBH.ODHR.144 • Brands on a Mission: how to achieve social impact and business growth through purpose / Myriam Sidibe – SBH.MSM.222 • The Organic Advantage: master SEO and natural traffic generation for your ecommerce business to achieve reliable, sustainable growth / Martin Hayman – SBH.MSM.191 • Greener marketing / John T Grant – SBH.MSM.220 • Social entrepreneurship as sustainable development: introducing the sustainability lens / Tamara L. Stenn – SBH.STAR.122 • The Business of Good: social entrepreneurship and the new bottom line / Jason Haber – SBH.STAR.123 • Social start-up success: how the best non-profits launch, scale up, and make a difference / Kathleen Kelly Janus – SBH.STAR.128 • How to be a social entrepreneur make money & change the world / Robert Ashton – SBH.STAR.47 • Social entrepreneurs: starting out, scaling up and staying true / Michael Gordon – SBH.STAR.166
  • 31.
  • 32.
  • 33.
  • 34. Questions in Chat or Q&A Box – Some Photos Sourced from Unsplash ü Email: seema.rampersad@bl.uk ü Reader Pass for the British Library visits. Industry Guides for guide to resources - https://www.bl.uk/business- and-ip-centre/industry-guides ü BIPC Network - https://www.bl.uk/business-and-ip- centre/national-network