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The new business model for sustainable competitive advantage

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illuminem summarizes for you the essential news of the day. Read the full piece on Forbes or enjoy below:

🗞️ Driving the news: Isabelle Grosmaitre, a top advisor to C-suites and corporate boards, emphasizes the need for businesses to reinvent their models for a sustainable future
• In an exclusive interview on Electric Ladies Podcast, she highlights that sustainability has transitioned from being a niche sector to a competitive edge, necessitating a shift in business practices

🔭 The context: Grosmaitre, CEO and Founder of Goodness & Co. consulting firm, former Sustainability Catalyst at Danone, and a member of 100 Davos Women, outlines the urgency for businesses to redefine their purpose, engage employees, and adopt new governance models
• She cites companies like Unilever, Mars, Patagonia, Nestle, and Ikea as frontrunners in integrating sustainability into their business strategies

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The shift towards sustainable business practices is crucial in addressing climate change and ensuring long-term planetary health
• Companies that successfully integrate sustainability into their core operations contribute significantly to reducing environmental impact

⏭️ What's next: Businesses are encouraged to take proactive steps in redefining their models, focusing on purpose, employee engagement, governance, and accountability standards
• The adoption of new climate risk disclosure rules and reporting standards further underscores the importance of making sustainability a central aspect of business operations

💬 One quote: “Sustainability has become a competitive edge,” (Isabelle Grosmaitre, CEO of Goodness & Co)

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