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Sustainability Advantage Dashboard and Worksheet

Template / Workbook / Spreadsheet | Free

The New Sustainability Advantage: Seven Business Case Benefits of a Triple Bottom Line describes a compelling business case for sustainability strategies. It shows that if a typical company were to implement best-practice sustainability approaches that have already been used by real companies, it could improve its profit by at least 51% to 81% within three to five years, while avoiding a potential 16% to 36% erosion of profits if it did nothing. There are free videos of presentations about this company-level business case on the book’s webpage.

The free, online, interactive Sustainability Advantage Dashboard enables sustainability champions to enter their company data profile and quickly identify high-leverage benefit areas for their organization. The dashboard has a starter-set of assumptions about the seven benefit areas, based on The New Sustainability Advantage book. Users move sliders to tailor those assumptions to their situation. It is a fast, jazzy and fun way to do a high-level business case for the company becoming more future-fit. A short demo video provides guidance on how to use the Dashboard.

The Sustainability Advantage Worksheetis a free, open-source Excel version of The New Sustainability Advantage book. It helps users calculate how much more revenue, savings, and profit their company could make if it simply implemented proven, best-practice sustainability strategies. It monetizes the potential pot of gold at the end of the sustainability rainbow if the company went all-in on smart environmentally- and socially-beneficial actions and became more future-fit. Help videos provide guidance on how to use the sections of the worksheet about each benefit area.

If the business case is powerful enough for executives to consider undertaking initiatives that would help reap some of the identified business benefits, the Sustainability ROI Workbook (see its separate posting) would be used to  frame a CFO-friendly cost-benefit analysis for each project.

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Types of Value Visible & Submerged
Categories of Value Environmental & Social & Governance & Risk
Sources of Value Customer & Market & Operations
Includes Sample Data Yes

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