Can Businesses Make Money and Make a Difference?

Many of today’s business are so focused on making money that they forget to participate in social causes or give back to society. Some companies think they do not have time for sustainable initiatives, and others are simply focused on their bottom line. Interestingly, a lot of sustainable businesses are actually quite successful financially.

 

People Respond to Sustainable Initiatives

 

A lot of success can come from sustainable efforts because customers respond to these efforts. When the shoe brand, Toms, decided to give away a pair of shoes to a person in need, people felt that their shoe purchase was more valuable. Someone who purchases a car from Tesla probably likes that they do not have to purchase gas or use a car that is bad for the environment. These are just a few examples of the positive effects that sustainable initiatives can have on businesses.

 

Sustainable Efforts Can Increase Efficiency

 

In many instances, sustainability can increase your efficiency. If you use less energy, your business might save money. You can also work towards producing a better product for their consumers. Even better, many sustainable products can actually last longer.

 

If your business model is not working, then it might be time to adopt sustainable methods that address the needs of society. For information on some of today’s most successful sustainable business around the globe, refer to this infographic below.
Sustainable Entrepreneurship Infographic
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