Updated: Jul 8, 2022
With 90% of executives believing that sustainability is important, but just 25% having incorporate sustainability into their strategies, it’s clear we urgently need a roadmap to deliver on our collective vision for a climate positive, socially impactful and prosperous world.
360˚ Sustainability is the term coined by Futuretivity to describe our holistic approach and roadmap for delivering effective environmental and social strategies, leadership and impact throughout an organisation, its operations and culture:
360˚ Sustainability is an integrated and impactful response to the needs of businesses wanting clear direction and practical steps to incorporate effective and hopeful climate, social and economic sustainability within their organisation. We define 360˚ Sustainability as:
360˚ Sustainability is an integrated approach to incorporating environmental and social values throughout an organisation, placing people and planet at the heart of its commercial strategy, operations and culture.
Developed by Futuretivity, 360˚ Sustainability delivers practical application of sustainability goals and models, recognising that actions in one area will affect outcomes in others, contributing to achieving a resilient and sustainable future.
360˚ Sustainability includes leadership and strategy, finance, compliance, labour and skills training, equality and D&I, social capital, justice and communities, health and wellbeing, supply chain and logistics, decarbonisation, resource efficiency, nature and bio-diversity, energy and more.
Aligning with the UN SDGs “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”, 360˚ Sustainability enables an organisation to drive change and innovation through reduced environmental impact and increased social value to deliver prosperity and long-term viability for the business and the communities it serves.
We know that companies have great intentions but often struggle to fully integrate sustainability into the business, effect real change and avoid falling into the trap of greenwashing. 360˚ Sustainability enables companies to approach climate innovation and social equity holistically and methodically, and so pivot towards a vibrant future in a sustainability market worth $12tr annually.
We work with clients to provide actionable models and immediately effective tools that permeate the entire organization, enabling business to take a leading role transitioning our economy and societies to a brighter, more vibrant future.
Importantly, this provides us with a framework that seamlessly unites sustainability ambition, measureable ESG, stakeholder benefits, future prosperity, climate positivity and social equity in a co-ordinated and considered way, for the long term health of the organisation and mapping the skills needed to deliver sustainability throughout the businesses.
The 360˚ Sustainability framework is built upon 10 pillars that address the sustainability needs of the organisation, its people and the planet. Here are the first four pillars for incorporating 360˚ Sustainability into your business:
· Leadership and Strategy – this is about alignment and values, how your organisation works with its people, and its influence on the wider world. How does your business balance ethics alongside financial prosperity, manage change and respond to a transforming world?
· Designing for Sustainability – considering and crafting the systems, products and business models that ensure future viability for the business, the planet and our communities. Deploying innovation for a healthy future.
· Supply Chain – how your business operates with its suppliers and partners. Using your influence to effect change, decarbonise, trade fairly and deliver greater equity to stakeholders. Act as a catalyst for greener and more ethical sourcing, manufacturing and logistics.
· Communications and Collaboration – using your organisation’s voice, culture and partnerships to effect wider change, connect your ecosystem and build far-reaching sustainability that impacts our environment, society and the economy positively and authentically.
These four pillars are just the starting point on our 360˚ Sustainability roadmap, helping you prepare for decisive, effective and integrated climate positivity and social impact for your leadership, operations and culture.
Futuretivity https://www.futuretivity.com/ delivers climate positivity with vibrant, socially impactful commercial power. We recognise that the how-to of sustainability can be overwhelming, so we empower businesses with actionable roadmaps, skills for the future and meaningful connections to succeed. Being a conscious business needn’t cost the earth nor cost your business.
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