Post 1J: Sustainable Business

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Last week in class we began our work with Capilano University and Enactus to create our very own sustainable business idea.  What is sustainable business?  Why would a company want to pursue sustainable business practices? How is sustainability achieved?

What are some examples of businesses that already use a sustainable business model?

19 thoughts on “Post 1J: Sustainable Business

  1. A sustainable business is one that does not negatively affect its surroundings such as the environment or community. Companies pursue sustainable business practices not only for the environment but also for marketing of their company. This is because more and more people want to know how the product they are buying has been made and what its made out of. . The sustainability is achieved by doing many things. A company can be more environmentally friendly by using wind turbines, solar panels and organic or recycled materials. Adidas and BMW are examples of companies which use a sustainable business model.

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  2. Sustainable business is attempting to make maximum profit, while being environmentally friendly. The main advantage of being sustainable is that these days some people only buy sustainable products and it attracts more people to your company. It is achieved by keeping sustainable practices at the same priority of profit.

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  3. A sustainable business looks at all aspects of their company and tries to ensure that they are doing the right thing in terms of having sustainable, green, and environmentally friendly policies and goals to ensure their success. An example of a sustainable business is Coke. They recycle their bottles and re-use the plastic to make their new bottles.

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  4. Sustainable business is an enterprise that has minimal negative impact on the global or local environment, community, society, or economy. It is also a business that strives to meet the triple bottom line. Often, sustainable businesses have progressive environmental and human rights policies. For example, the laptop PC buyer set a goal that all of the laptops Walmart sells would come pre-installed with advanced energy-saving settings.

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  5. A sustainable business is something that tries to make a positive impact on a global scale while trying to avoid a negative impact on people and the environment. A business would want to achieve sustainability because it will not only help the planet, but it may market them as a company that cares for its customers.

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  6. A sustainable business is a company that has minimal negative impact on the global and local environment and society. Sustainable businesses often have progressive environmental and human rights policies. They participate in environmental friendly or green activities to ensure that all process, products, and manufacturing activities adequately address currently environmental concerns while maintaining a profit. I think that companies choose to be sustainable because they want to be role models and since being environmental friendly had become a trend, they can make more profits from it in the future. When customers observed that certain companies acted in a sustainable way, they want to buy their products and can actually trust their products. There is no doubt that being sustainable can only benefit a company more and more in the future.

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  7. The sustainable business and green business are different, because sustainable business is a business that is very sustainable and keep making money, but it will cause harm to the environment. Green business is mainly about make the environment better. it might not be very sustainable on the market. Examples of sustainable business is Coca Cola, its plastic bottle is everywhere in the environment. Example of green business is like Starbucks, their cup are make out of the recycled materials. And they buying applies from small businesses.

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  8. A sustainable business looks at all aspects of their company and takes steps to ensure that they are doing the right thing in terms of having a sustainable, green, environmentally friendly policies and goals to ensure success.

    An example of a company doing a good job at being sustainable is Adidas and their Parley edition of their uncaged Ultraboost shoe. It uses 11 plastic bottles that are sourced from ocean cleanups and are used to manufacture the shoe and are recycling the plastics that are destroying our earth. they released only 7000 pairs of the shoe worldwide, but pledge to release at least 1 million pairs soon.

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  9. A sustainable business focuses on the environment and making sure that their footprint isn’t too large. This can create a great public outlook for any company and in this age looking out for the environment is a huge deal and the more a company can help the better they look to the public. One company that is very sustainable is ten tree, for every shirt they plant a tree. This gives them great public image.

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  10. A sustainable business is one that practices sustainability through discovering ways to conserve the environment while running a business. Companies use sustainable practices for ethical reason, efficiency (as it is cheaper), and for social status. Sustainability is achived through practicing anything that helps the environment, for example making outputs with recycled inputs.

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  11. Sustainable business is a business that doesn’t damage the environment and the society, i think it’s a goal that most companies should achieve, because the earth is really damaged and stressed and that our fault, it can’t go on for much longer like that. If a company define their business as sustainable is going to have a lot of people buying the product. It can be achieved by using recyled materials etc..

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  12. An example of a sustainable business is one that does not negativly affect the world around us. this includes making products that are recyclable and do not creat excess waste. By doing this companies give off the image taht they care about the environment and that they are willing to try to improve their business practices to benefit the world. A company that does this is coca cola. they recycle tjeir bottles and make them reusable by sanitsing them.

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  13. A sustainable business is one in which the company effectively manages their financial, social, and environmental risks, obligations, and opportunities. It thinks about profits, people , and the planet. A company would want sustainability because it allows them to prosper while maintaining ethical standards and a favorable reputation. It is thinking long-term, as opposed to immediate consequences. Sustainability is achieved when employees are engaged and satisfied with their tasks in the company as a whole, and when the company is conscious about how their product effects their surroundings and how they will continue to produce it with minimal damage.

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  14. Definition of business sustainability. Business sustainability is often defined as managing the triple bottom line – a process by which companies manage their financial, social and environmental risks, obligations and opportunities. These three impacts are sometimes referred to as profits, people and planet.
    People want their business to be sustainable, because their business will create a long term profit. The sustainability will attract customers because ‘green’ businesses are being favoured over others.

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  15. A sustainable business is a business the creates products that are environmentally friendly or have a large impact on the world. Companies would want to pursue this because it makes the business look better, they want to make an impact on the environment and want to help the community. It is achieved by creating a positive change and by creating a product that will not affect the environment.

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  16. A sustainable business also know as a green business, is an business that has minimal negative impact on the environmental community, society, or economy. A business may choose to go this direction because it makes the company look good to people that want to help the environment and most people who don’t really care would look at it as a plus to the company that has done this.

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  17. a sustainable business is one that puts effort in minimizing the impact their product or service has on its surroundings, this includes social, economical and environmental factors.The desire to pursue this comes from their moral and ethic responsibility as an enterprise.Besides, the customer earns trust and respect in the product or service the business offers. It is achieved by looking for ways to minimize the impact in the environment, creating positive change, and making sure their product is being manufactured responsibly and ethically. Some examples of businesses that exercise this are Starbucks and Chipotle.

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  18. A sustainable business is one that does not negatively affect its surroundings such as the environment or community. Companies pursue sustainable business practices not only for the environment but also for marketing of their company. This is because more and more people want to know how the product they are buying has been made and what its made out of. . The sustainability is achieved by doing many things. A company can be more environmentally friendly by using wind turbines, solar panels and organic or recycled materials. Adidas and BMW are examples of companies which use a sustainable business model.

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  19. Sustainable business, or green business, is an enterprise that has minimal negative impact on the global or local environment, community, society, or economy—a business that strives to meet the triple bottom line.Its achieved by creating a product that deals the least damage to the environment.
    an example is adidas football creating jerseys for two football clubs(Real Madrid and Bayern Munich).The jerseys were made out of recycled bottles that were found in the oceans.These jerseys were only used during november.

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