Sustainability Management

Sustainability management is a concept that optimizes the processes of an organization to help them act in a sustainable manner. It is an integrated system that deals with the major challenges of sustainability: sustainable development of the organization through an integrative way regarding social, environmental, and economic aspects of their activities. It covers all fields of impact of an organization. Running a sustainable business can be easily realized with a good sustainability management concept. In the end, it benefits present and future societies and helps maintain a high-quality level of life on our planet.

Sustainability management can, for instance, contain the following aspects:

  • planning, controlling, and regulating the set goals for sustainability
  • involving all members and employees of the organization
  • creating and communicating a top-to-bottom message on sustainability
  • being creative about and open to sustainable innovations
  • control of the supply chain
  • survey of the product circle
  • stakeholder dialogue (also with critical stakeholders)
  • engagement in social or environmental projects
  • writing a sustainability report

Explanatory Video

Prof Steve Cohen (Columbia University) addresses current sustainability management issues and provide a means to address them in any organization. He will show how a host of sustainability efforts, ranging from energy to waste management, can positively impact businesses, the global economy and the planet. Lastly, he will make the case that sustainability can foster long-term economic growth while ensuring the Earth remains a productive and viable planet for current and future generations.



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