Here how to identify unsustainable process and technologies that you can disrupt with sustainable innovation. Often this also results in costs savings to the bottomline as well, but it should not have to:
- What is the waste the business process produces? How much can that amount to in a year? What new tech can be applied to reduce wastage? ( e.g. Can we have more just in time approaches)
- Can the waste of one business process be recycled for another process also saving resource costs? (e.g biofuel created by waste)
- How much energy saving does applying technology Y provide against previous technology X. TCO should always factor energy used. (e.g. Moving from physical server machines to the cloud)
- How much no-renewable raw material is needed to create energy for the business process (e.g. can we add solar?)
- What if the product/service line becomes tremendously successful? Can you sustain growth sustainably? How can you create economies of scale such that the resource impact is better than linear?