The GDRC Programme on Sustainable Business
So what is the justification for business to be more sustainable? How can a case be made for sustainability?
Sustainability is good business!
Research Resources
GDRC's programme on Sustainable Business focuses on the ecosystem that is needed to promote sustainability in businesses. It takes its genesis from the ongoing paradigm shift from curative and remedial environmental solutions to preventive and management solutions, encompasing pollution prevention, LCA/material flows, industrial symbiosis, consumer education and related issues
Why should businesses embrase sustainabiility? Internally, as a business, there are three arguments to support the adoption of sustainability policies (social + environmental + economic goals). Firstly, it relates to the fact that strong sustainablity policies leads to cost-savings that results in increased profits. Secondly, a business that adopts sustainability can create new business opportunities and increase their market shares. Thirdly, a business can in fact use it for building the brand and manage their overall reputation.

Japan as a "Repeater" Economy: Implications for Sustainability
Policy Analysis Series C-053.

Promotion of Waste Exchange Systems: Five Models from Bandung, Indonesia
Case Study Series E-194.

Sustainable Development Goal #9: Implications and Actions for Business Sustainability
Policy Analysis Series E-195.

Economic Instruments for Environmental Policy: Solving global environmental problems with local economic action
Policy Analysis Series E-190.

Read GDRC's flagship magazine on Circular Economy [via Flipboard]:

What is GDRC doing now?
  Currently, GDRC is focussing on support services and programmes that local governments can implement to enable companies to be more sustainable (for example, by creating 'eco-towns'). It is doing this within the overall context of a circular economy.

Have a look at the planned publications under this programme

   ■ Disaster Management: A Role for the Private Sector
   ■ Environmental Impact Assessment
   ■ The FEWW Nexus: Food - Energy - Water - Waste
   ■ Microcredit: Finance for Microenterprises
   ■ Environmental Colours of Microfinance Theory and Practice
   ■ InfoPac on 3Rs - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

This programme is a part of:
More information on GDRC's Economy sphere
  GDRC's Economy Sphere  
GDRC's Sustainable Business Programme is a member of -
Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA) The Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA)

GDRC endorses SDG #9

Businesses contributing to sustainable development is an important element of SDG #9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

The starting points for businesses to contribute to sustainability are by promoting the Sustainable Development Goals. See GDRC's Sustainability Dashboard

Current Pubs
Future Pubs