An AngelPoints White Paper: Thinking About Sustainability?

The Business Case for Sustainability Employee Engagement
Apr 27, 2010 7:00 AM ET
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) April 27, 2010 - The “business case” — that is, the quantification of opportunities and risks — for environmental and sustainability education might not yet be heavy on data. But anecdotes from around the world give clear indications that teaching employees to conserve, recycle, improve efficiency and reduce waste, among other actions, have benefits for employees, companies and communities.   In fact, the success stories from companies ranging from retail giant Walmart to a seven-person apparel company show similarities. Employees on the company’s front lines are in the best position to identify and implement environmental and sustainability (E&S) practices. And those practices lead to numerous benefits.   This white paper, “The Business Case for Environmental and Sustainability Employee Education,” provides examples of an emerging trend in the business community in employee engagement and education detailed in The Engaged Organization, a 2009 report published by the National Environmental Education Foundation’s (NEEF) Business & Environment program.   A survey of more than 1,300 business professionals, conducted as part of that report, found that 85 percent of respondents see E&S knowledge as valuable, particularly in new hires while 78 percent said that knowledge would rise in importance over the next five years.   Download The Business Case for Sustainability Employee Engagement white paper   About AngelPoints AngelPoints is where personal responsibility meets corporate strategy.  Since 2001, AngelPoints has helped leading companies in every industry around the globe manage and measure the impact of their CSR and sustainability initiatives.    Our mission is simple: by providing comprehensive products and services, we make it easy and efficient to execute and scale world-class CSR and Sustainability programs. With our tools, your employees will commit to activities like never before and program impact will take off, credibly and transparently.  But don't just take our word for it – see who's using AngelPoints!   AP5774