Why sustainability is important to business? Andrew Savitz, author of best-seller “The Triple Bottom Line”, shares his insights…
For businesses, sustainability is a powerful and defining idea: a sustainable corporation is one that creates profit for its shareholders while protecting the environment and improving the lives of those with whom it interacts. It operates so that its business interests and the interests of the environment and society intersect. A sustainable business stands an excellent chance of being more successful tomorrow than it is today, and remaining successful, not just for months or even years, but for decades or generations.
Increasingly, businesses are expected to find ways to be part of the solution to the world’s environmental and social problems. The best companies are finding ways to turn this responsibility into opportunity. We believe that when business and societal interests overlap, everyone wins.
Andrew Savitz is a creative advisor, author and speaker, with over 25 years of hands-on experience assisting corporations to become leaders in sustainability, environmental performance, measurement and reporting.
Andy is the author of Talent, Transformation and the Triple Bottom Line (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2013) and The Triple Bottom Line: How the Best Run Companies are Achieving Economic, Social and Environmental Success and How You Can Too (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2006).
He was a lead partner in Pricewaterhouse Cooper’s global Sustainability Business Services practice and was PwC’s liaison delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development。
Andy served as General Counsel in the Massachusetts Office of Environmental Affairs, where he conceived and organized the Commonwealth’s Environmental Crime Strike Force, and the first-in-the-nation workshop on environmental law for state court judges. He has taught courses at the Environmental Law Institute, in Washington, DC on environmental law and regulations, compliance and enforcement, environment and the media and environmental ethics. Andy serves on the Board of the Environment and Natural Resources Department at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He founded, and currently chairs the Board of the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters.