As a consequence of both globalisation and the debate on sustainability, the expectations on businesses have extended, since the 90’s, beyond environmental protection to include product responsibility, supply chain and ethical business.
The question of the economic relevance of sustainable development for businesses has been raised in part for economic and in part for political reasons. Whilst businesses in face of this question embark upon a search for opportunities, potentials and risks, NGO’s see an opportunity to make activities matching their own goals more popular in the business community.
It is the aim of Borderstep to assist in anchoring sustainable development in business in order to alleviate the contradictions between economic, social and ecological sustainability goals and to thus make sustainable business strategies more effective and enforceable.
What Borderstep offers:
- Trend analysis and trend monitoring in view of the opportunities and risks of sustainability for business,
- Integrated approaches of technology and product roadmapping,
- SWOT-analyses of value added chains and supply chain management under the aspect of corporate social responsibility,
- Assistance with the establishment of stakeholder partnerships and dialogs,
- Analysis of the intrasectoral and intersectoral development of corporate sustainable reporting,
- Assistance with the preparation of corporate environmental, social and sustainability reports.