“When the wind blows there are those that build walls
and then there are those that build windmills.”
Responsible Business Summit
Definition: “Corporate Social Responsibility is the continuing commitment by business to behave ethically and contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of the workforce and their families as well as of the local community and society at large.”
Lord Holme, Watts R.,
Making Good Business Sense,
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development,
What is sustainability?
For the last couple of years, sustainability has become a recurrent word while talking about the future of multinational companies’ governance.
Sustainability is the incorporation of sustainable development into a company’s business model. However, even though sustainability is a word, mostly linked with environment protection, sustainability recommends appropriate practices beyond the impact on nature.
Indeed, your workplace, your procurement, your employees, the community, your investments, all of these departments matter to create a positive wheelwork from which your business and society will benefit from.
Hence, true sustainability can only be achieved by a complete awareness of your activities’ impact on stakeholders. So, let’s bring durable finance and positive influence by leading sustainable practices! It is not just about reducing risks but about creating opportunities and improved performance as well!
Why following sustainability?
Sustainable practices suffer from inaccurate stigmas such as high cost operation, time consuming adjustment or not fitting the corporate strategy. However, sustainability advances the absolute opposite and shows that short-term corporate logic is counterproductive. First of all, sustainable practices can bring a positive impact on social, economic and environmental factors as well as improving your brand image and help your business financially.
Second of all, sustainability’s goal is to reduce waste, enhance resource management, promote employees’ well-being to make them more accomplished workers. Costs can be reduced, and time saved by brainstorming into innovative ideas to get rid of unnecessary production steps.
Finally, on a management perspective, creating a work environment where people belong in a scheme where their work impacts society favorably will create a workforce that feels more connected to the world around them. à phrase trop longue
Key words: Environmental management, Eco-efficiency, Responsible sourcing, Stakeholder engagement, Labor standards, Working conditions, Community relations, Social equity, Gender balance, Human rights, Anti-corruption measures, Diversity, Corporate governance, Socially responsible investment, Supply-chain transparency, Traceability, Philanthropy, Accountability, Positive impact, Waste, Emission, Sustainable development goals.
Positive outcome for stakeholders
Positive outcome for environment
Positive outcome for your company