Awards highlight steps to sustainability and greater profits.
The Chamber of Commerce
six local companies with awards for sustainable business
practices. The keynote speaker at the awards ceremony, Vijay
Kanal of Kanal Consulting, offered evidence for how sustainable
practices enhance a business's bottom line.
Kanal Consulting conducted a study
of 25 leading companies on Fortune 500 lists to identify and
help implement sustainable practices at more companies. This
study found that "companies are realizing that 'being green'
is not just the right thing to do but is also an important
catalyst for value creation."
Kanal Consulting offers insights
and a short list of 12 Steps to sustainable business practices.
Step #8 encourages companies to "introduce technologies and
policies to reduce business travel and commuting, with tools
such as video conferencing and remote support services."
This practice is already being adopted by companies in our
region, including the City of San Luis Obispo.