The Mini Cases 5 Companies, 5 Strategies, 5 Transformations

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Unformatted text preview: nd impacts of sustainability efforts and for helping to add clarity to the boardroom discussion on the appropriate actions for each company. (See Exhibit 4 on page 20 for one view on framing sustainability for business.) [Pursuing sustainability] opens up a broader set of options. For example, t here are places where the fact that we have a solar business—or are i nvolved in carbon capture and storage—changes the conversations e ven around the oil and gas business. And therefore, sustainability e fforts are opening up a different dialogue than the one that would occur i f we were just a traditional oil and gas company. Vivienne Cox former executive vice president, BP, and former chief executive officer, BP Alternative Energy Some companies have difficulty modeling the business case—or even finding a compelling case—for sustainability. Most survey respondents who considered themselves experts in sustainability, as well as most of the interviewees in the thought leader group, said that their company had found a compelling business case—one that reflected multiple tangible and intangible costs a...
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