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Framework for Sustainable Practice


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Framework for Sustainable Practice

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