An Executive View of Sustainability—Resilience and Reduction

The definition of sustainability varies among business leaders, but when it comes to climate, two key priorities have emerged: reduction and resilience. C-suite leaders are working to strengthen their organization’s resilience to climate risks while reducing negative impacts on the environment. Innovative companies are taking a geographic approach to these dual challenges.

In September 2021, WhereNext hosted a webcast on emerging best practices for sustainability, which is now available on demand. The event’s expert panel brings context to a complex issue:

Pressure is mounting on companies to create sustainable operations. Investors and insurers are pressing for disclosure of climate-related risks, while consumers, regulators, and industry groups are demanding more responsible use of the world’s resources. Companies that ignore these forces could see the cost of their operations rise—along with long-term risks to their business model.

For insight on how location intelligence supports reduction and resilience activities—saving companies resources and capital while improving their environmental impacts—join the WhereNext team for this illuminating discussion.

About the author

Chris Chiappinelli is the editor of Esri’s WhereNext magazine. Through his writing, he explores the intersection of business strategy and location intelligence—and the challenges that keep executives up at night. Prior to joining Esri, Chris managed internal content for PTC, a pioneer in IoT technology, smart products, and augmented reality. Earlier in his career, Chris spent a decade as a journalist covering business and technology news.

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