The Sustainable Business Lab

A Global Community & Resource Centre for Sustainable Business


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Most of the investment required for this groundbreaking Project has been provided by Earthshine.

We are also grateful for some initial contributions during Stage 1. If you would like to support the Project and help us maintain momentum, please email Research and we will be in touch.

Alternatively, you can now make a donation directly via the 'Donation' button. Any amount will help us to keep this project alive: £50, £100, £500, £1000, £5000, or more.

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If you have any queries or comments about the site or would like to contribute some information please email Research.

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The Sustainable Business Lab

WELCOME TO THE SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS LAB: An online community and resource centre for businesses interested in integrating sustainability principles to improve the top line, bottom line and help save the planet. We want to help spread the message and help businesses make a successful transition to a sustainable and low carbon economy.

The aim for this site is to share the outputs from our groundbreaking Global Research Project“In Search of... Sustainable Business” and to develop a network of people and businesses looking to connect, share and learn about the challenges and benefits of becoming more sustainable businesses.

Membership is free, enabling access to a developing portfolio of exemplar case studies, best practice information, forums, blogs and other activities, as well as the latest news and events. The community has been established by Earthshine to support the not-for-profit Global Research Project. There are lots of good initiatives and projects already out there, but we aim to join up the dots and go further in exploring how to make sustainability work and prove the business case.

Please do sign-up, as we look forward to engaging with you on this exciting initiative. We also welcome your ideas and feedback as we strive to continually improve what we do. If you have any views please email them to our research team and we will be in touch.

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The Capitalism 2.0 Project.

In December 2012, Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series (TSSS) hosted…Continue

Tags: Investors, Leadership, Earthshine, Communism, Circular

Started by Michael Townsend in GSB website features, ideas, help, etc Feb 21, 2013.

What is a Sustainable Business: what does it look like, how does it work, is there such a thing? 5 Replies

Welcome to "" the project website and online community established to share the learning and outputs arising from our Global Research Project "In Search of Sustainable Business".The Project is really gathering momentum,…Continue

Tags: case, practice, best, business, Sustainable

Started by Michael Townsend in Sustainable Business. Last reply by Steve Prior Apr 26, 2012.

How to measure Sustainability on day to day decisions (with a washer/dryer example) 2 Replies

"You can only manage what you can measure.”"Do not simply cling to your past successes; be willing to change, adopt new ideas and continually review all the different segments of business.""What's measured improves."Peter F. Drucker To develop…Continue

Tags: cost, of, ownership, footprint, environmental

Started by Walter Liewald in Sustainable Business. Last reply by Walter Liewald Feb 16, 2012.

Are there any good examples of sustainable business models out there?

As members of this site will know, the team at Earthshine has been researching sustainable business practices over the last two years. The project has successfully unearthed some interesting and detailed…Continue

Tags: models, profitability, studies, sustainability, integration

Started by Michael Townsend in Sustainable Business Jul 31, 2011.

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The Project

The Global Research Project “In Search of… Sustainable Business” seeks to influence and help businesses in their transition towards a sustainable, low carbon world. This groundbreaking project will promote greater awareness of the ‘art of the possible’ and the positive business case for change, through highlighting exemplar case studies from a range of sectors around the world. “If we can make sustainable business easy to do and show how it can deliver financial as well as sustainability results, it becomes a ‘no brainer’”.

The project established by Earthshine includes a number of high profile partners and sponsors. Further sponsors are being sought to enable the project to grow its influence in other teritories around the world.



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