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Sustainability in Business

What does it look like in your organisation?

Embedding sustainable business practises and driving positive outcomes for people, planet and profit. 

What does Sustainability mean for businesses?

A healthy organisation is a sustainable one.

Sustainability is an organisation’s ability to successfully balance social and environmental performance alongside financial performance, therefore profitably solving the problems of people and planet. 

 

With the growing need to respond to the climate and biodiversity emergencies and address our huge social challenges, pressures are growing from customers, employees, investors, governments, and wider society for all organisations to think about their impact on the wider world.  

 Sustainability is about creating value and opportunity for all stakeholders, not just shareholders, to ensure long term viability.

Business sustainability is something that needs to be understood as a journey and in many cases, a transformation opportunity, as it touches all parts of the organisation. Successful organisations have sustainability and longer-term thinking as cornerstones of their strategy, living and breathing this throughout the enterprise. 

What does sustainability mean for your business’ Organisational Health?

When thinking about sustainability, too often the focus for many organisations is to move from non-compliance to compliance. This typically includes the process of identifying risks, disclosing their impact and setting targets to mitigate these risks. This is driven by pending legislation combined with increased investor, consumer, and employee activism.​  

 However, organisations need to go – beyond compliance to integrate sustainability in everything they do and ultimately into their purpose.​ The ‘winners’ that survive the next 10 years will need to treat sustainability as a threat AND an opportunity – by using it to go further to drive innovation and competitive advantage. At Q5, we can support your organisation to set itself up to be healthy in a Net Positive world. 

 At Q5, we’re focused on long-term Organisational Health, which separates good organisations from great. Certain foundations need to be in place for a healthy and high-performing organisation​ and sustainability is a key lens for each of our offerings.

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What are the key challenges businesses face when trying to be more sustainable?

Taking the time the truly understand the problem we are facing, the implications for their business and what to do is a significant undertaking for leaders. Translating high-level ambitions into practical action and truly transforming the organisation requires a robust strategy.​ Q5’s Sustainability Transformation Offering can help translate ambitions into actions for your organisation.

Taking the time the truly understand the problem we are facing, the implications for their business and what to do is a significant undertaking for leaders. Translating high-level ambitions into practical action and truly transforming the organisation requires a robust strategy.​ Q5’s Sustainability Transformation Offering can help translate ambitions into actions for your organisation.

How can our consultants help you?

We help organisations both set up for and deliver change by thinking about people, culture, delivery methodologies, change structure & governance and knowledge sharing through the transition. 

 For an end-to-end sustainability transformation, we follow our tried and tested approach to identify and implement the best interventions your sustainability journey. Q5’s Sustainability Transformation framework describes the key areas organisations need to consider when looking to improve their sustainability performance. 

 However, recognising that some areas may be more mature and there may be immediate priorities we can work with you from any stage of the transformation – from framing the ambition upfront or diving straight into targeted interventions.  

We help organisations both set up for and deliver change by thinking about people, culture, delivery methodologies, change structure & governance and knowledge sharing through the transition. 

 For an end-to-end sustainability transformation, we follow our tried and tested approach to identify and implement the best interventions your sustainability journey. Q5’s Sustainability Transformation framework describes the key areas organisations need to consider when looking to improve their sustainability performance. 

 However, recognising that some areas may be more mature and there may be immediate priorities we can work with you from any stage of the transformation – from framing the ambition upfront or diving straight into targeted interventions.  

What our clients say about us

It’s been great working with Q5. Their well-established methodology combined with their collaborative (and yet pragmatic, no-nonsense) approach allowed the team to work at pace to deliver at every step of the journey.

Managing Director, Global Banking Group

Q5 is a refreshing change compared with traditional consultancies. They are easy to work with, highly capable and deliver on their promise. This is why Q5 remains a strategic partner of ours to this day.

Chief Financial Officer, Global Media Agency
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