How Sustainability Can Save Business – Jim Harris Huffington Post

Jim Harris, an international bestselling author and management consultant is doing a series of weekly columns with Tyler Elm, on how sustainability as a business strategy can cut cost, raise revenue and mitigate risk for business.

In this particular feature, Harris highlights how sustainability can prompt “both incremental and radical improvements in operations while managing risk”.  Harris used Canadian Tire as an example noting that in a two year period sustainability initiatives saved the Corporation approximately $10.7 million in annual avoided costs; 215,000 gigajoules (GJ) of energy (enough to power more than 2,000 homes for a year); 14,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and more than 6,600 pounds of waste.

Over the next few months, Sustainable Peterborough, together with numerous partners, will be hosting a series of seminars focused on how sustainability can save your business.  Stay tuned!

Read the article by Jim Harris and Tyler Elm!