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An introduction to Sustainable Practice

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this is an introduction to a Natural Step series of collaborative powerpoint slide presentations and will be linked with audio created by Steve Henry @ Otago Polytechnic New Zealand created for an online course planning for sustainable practice.

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An introduction to Sustainable Practice

  1. 1. Understand the Game life supporting resources declining consumption of life supporting resources rising © 2005 The Natural Step / Forum for the Future: All rights reserved
  2. 3. <ul><li>E conomy / P rofits </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable business </li></ul><ul><li>Profits </li></ul><ul><li>Taxes, R&D </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Expenditures </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Fair trade </li></ul><ul><li>Core values </li></ul><ul><li>E nvironment / P lanet </li></ul><ul><li>Eco-Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing efficiencies </li></ul><ul><li>Operations efficiencies </li></ul><ul><li>Product efficiencies </li></ul><ul><li>Smart design </li></ul><ul><li>Cradle-to-cradle, take-back </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Restorative to nature </li></ul><ul><li>E quity / P eople </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical business </li></ul><ul><li>Internal employees </li></ul><ul><li>Human rights </li></ul><ul><li>Health & Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Empowerment </li></ul><ul><li>Respect, Caring </li></ul><ul><li>Local community </li></ul><ul><li>Rest of the world </li></ul>A Sustainable future considers
  3. 4. Drivers of change 10 Market Forces Business Risks 5 Mega-Issues 5 Demanding Stakeholders Climate Change Green Consumers Market Risks Balance Sheet Risks Operating Risks Capital Cost Risks Difficult access to capital Pollution & Health Activist Shareholders Globalization Backlash Civil Society / NGOs Energy Crunch Government Regulators Erosion of Trust Financial Sectors
  4. 5. BIG Change is coming Unchartered rising Expectations Reputation / License to Operate 10 Market Forces 5 Mega-Issues 5 Demanding Stakeholders Climate Change Green Consumers Pollution & Health Activist Shareholders Globalization Backlash Civil Society / NGOs Energy Crunch Government Regulators Erosion of Trust Financial Sectors
  5. 6. NZ’s inconvenient truth
  6. 7. From concerned citizen (remember save Manapouri) To concerned consumer (ethical & green purchasing) <ul><li>Kiwis are shifting their focus… </li></ul>
  7. 8. Don’t get caught in the detail Details/Complexity = leaves Fundamental Principles = trunk and branches © 2000 The Natural Step. All rights reserved.
  8. 9. housing parks & recreation culture waste & infrastructure transport heritage Building design social economic development water water solid waste public transport road & vehicles affordability site design soil agriculture biodiverisity business location jobs social cohesion consents human needs heath land use & regulations natural resources bylaws heating cycle paths bus fuel choice road standards financing diversity spatial planning orientation energy water use materials landscaping Eco-ind. parks Sports programs traditions supply purchasing fluoridation quality energy recycling disposal minimisation treatment pedestrians walkways playing fields Local history heritage sites wahi tapu zoning air quality covenants watersheds maintenance tree protection agri. zoning. incentives Ind. zoning pest control consents subdivision development agreements regeneration child facilities parks
  9. 10. Copyright © 2004 The Natural Step Seeing a part of the picture
  10. 11. housing parks & recreation culture infrastructure transport heritage Building design social economic development water water solid waste public transport road & vehicles affordability Site design soil agriculture biodiverisity business location jobs social cohesion consents human needs heath land use and regulations natural resources CHAOS bylaws heating cycle paths bus fuel choice road standards financing diversity spatial planning orientation energy water use materials landscaping Eco-ind. parks Sports programs traditions supply purchasing fluoridation quality energy recycling disposal minimisation treatment pedestrians walkways playing fields Local history heritage sites wahi tapu zoning air quality covenants watersheds maintenance tree protection agri. zoning. incentives Ind. zoning pest control consents subdivision development agreements regeneration child facilities parks
  11. 12. Chaos
  12. 14. A Perfect Storm … of Opportunities Innovation Productivity Growth Brand Image Competitive Advantage $aving$ Revenue Business Value 10 Market Forces 5 Mega-Issues 5 Demanding Stakeholders Climate Change Green Consumers Pollution & Health Activist Shareholders Globalization Backlash Civil Society / NGOs Energy Crunch Government Regulators Erosion of Trust Financial Sectors
  13. 15. <ul><li>Reduced recruiting costs </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced attrition costs </li></ul><ul><li>Increased employee productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced expenses at commercial sites (energy, water, consumables) </li></ul><ul><li>Increased revenue / market share </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced risk, easier financing </li></ul><ul><li>Smart business practice </li></ul>Smart business Usual focus

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