CORPORATE GOAL - SUSTAINABILITY FUTURE-ORIENTED - CONTEXT RELEVANT - MEANINGFUL

Sustainability, as put forward in the Brundtland Report 1987 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2015, is increasingly replacing profit maximization as a maxim for success for companies. Digital decision making can support operational and strategic business decisions, optimize social and environmental benefits, and at the same time, ensure economic sustainability.

SUSTAINABILITY – OUR UNDERSTANDING

In essence, sustainable development is a process of change in which the use of resources, the flow of investment, the direction of technical innovation and the design of institutions are geared to increasing the ability of all people, now and in the future, to satisfy their needs and achieve their goals in life" (Brundtland Report 1987 Chapter 2 Paragraph 15).

"A strategy for sustainable development [...] must take economic and ecological criteria into account in its decision-making processes. Ultimately, they are part of the activities of lived reality. This requires changes in attitudes, objectives and organizational structures at all levels". (Brundtland Report 1987 Chapter 2 Paragraph 72)

In 2015, the Brundtland understanding of sustainable development was translated into the 17 UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) with their 169 sub-goals and 230 indicators. All social groups and all nations are called upon to work together to make their implementation a success.

SUSTAINABILITY - CHALLENGES

Overconsumption:
Planetary limits, population growth, resource regeneration

Climate change:
"immediacy", radical change, disruption

Work in the 21st century:
Digitalization, employee well-being, meaningfulness

Social justice:
participation, distributional logic, collaboration

A sustainable approach to today’s business challenges

The increasing consumption of our resources results in major challenges for operational and strategic management. Complexity and unpredictability characterize today's business world more than ever.

  • Sustainability in internal day-to-day business and as an innovative force can help curb over-consumption.

  • Climate change requires everyone to be energy efficient and open to radical change.

  • Work is changing fundamentally in the 21st century. Meaningful work in a good environment leads to overall employee well-being.

  • Social justice is the prerequisite for peace and stability. Everyone should have the chance to live well.

System change is demanded. It further increases the complexity and ambiguity that characterize today's business world.

Sustainability – value added


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