Sustainability should not reside with one person or department; rather, it should be embedded throughout an organization’s culture, and imprinted on its DNA.
- How do we generate financial, social and environmental (triple bottom line) returns from our sustainability initiatives; and how do we me measure and monitor our performance?
- How can we make sustainability, CSR and social entrepreneurship work to our advantage?
- What products and services can we innovate that simultaneously generate revenue and contribute to social good?
- How can we differentiate our sustainability activities from those of our competitors?
- What are the potential pitfalls of CSR and how do we avoid them?
- How can SMEs benefit from sustainability and maximize their social impact?
- How can we identify partnerships that leverage our core strengths and maximize creative solutions to social problems?
- Where do we fit in the future of the green economy?
- How do we redefine the way we approach social and environmental problems to address root causes; not symptoms?
- In what ways can we truly enhance effectiveness, rather than increase the efficiency of flawed systems?
- Why should we build multi-stakeholder models and adopt an inter-disciplinary approach to solving cross-cutting social issues?
- What can we do to empower beneficiaries and adopt a ‘hand up’ rather than a ‘hand out’ approach?
- What is social entrepreneurship and how do we adopt entrepreneurial methods to solving social problems?
- How do we invest in social change through financially sustainable, scalable, and replicable ventures?
- What can we learn from nature in designing self-replicating and sustainable models?
- How should we measure the impact and effectiveness of our initiatives?