BOB WILLARD’S RESOURCES FOR SUSTAINABILITY CHAMPIONS
Sustainability ROI Workbook: Building Compelling Business Cases for Sustainability Initiatives
We are making progress on pressing sustainability issues, but not enough progress, fast enough. Too many sustainability initiatives are failing. Why? Because they lack senior executive support. Why? Because executives don’t understand that sustainability initiatives are good for the company as well as for the environment and society. We need to support sustainability proposals with a more rigorous cost-benefit analysis that shows an attractive payback period and return on investment. This fill-in-the-blanks Excel workbook monetizes all direct and indirect benefits and automatically does return on investment (ROI) calculations, based on user input. It is a free, open-source resource intended to improve the success rate of sustainability initiatives so that we can do what needs to be done, in time.