“Sustainability is a mindset, a way of life, and a catalyst for innovation.” — Unknown
Welcome to Sustainability on JDMeier.com!
Imagine the power of sustainability at your fingertips to shape the future you desire, foster a thriving business, and create a better world. Sustainability is the ultimate embodiment of our potential as humans, and our only limitation is our imagination.
During my tenure as the Go-to-Market lead for sustainability for Microsoft, I gained valuable insights on harnessing trends and driving innovation to envision a sustainable future, generate value, and revolutionize industries through sustainable practices and transformative business models.
I am thrilled to share these invaluable lessons with you, empowering you to innovate with greater efficiency, speed, and effectiveness, and equip you with the skills needed to make a positive impact on the world through sustainability.
Key Sustainability Resources
- Frameworks: 3Ps: People, Planet, Profit | 5R Sustainability Framework
- Sustainability at Microsoft: Sustainability at Microsoft
What is Sustainability?
The simplest way I think about the goal of sustainability is “good for people, good for the planet.”
Here is the most common definition of sustainability I use:
“Sustainability is the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
Imagine a world where the air is clean, the water is pure, and the forests are thriving. A world where the economy is thriving and communities are thriving.
This is the world of sustainability, where environmental protection, economic prosperity, and social equity are interdependent and equally important. In this world, business is not just about making a profit, but also about making a positive impact on the world.
For a deeper dive into the definition of sustainability, see:
- 3Ps People, Planet, Profit Framework to Build a Sustainable Future
- 5R’s Sustainability Framework (Record, Report, Reduce, Recycle, Reuse)
- How Digital Transformation Enables Sustainability
- How Leaders Can Achieve ESG Outcomes
- Sustainability Use Cases by Industry