There are now numerous different ways to define “the sustainable organization.” One recent popular version defined it as one that “contributes to sustainable development by delivering simultaneously economic, social and environmental benefits – the so-called triple bottom-line.” This version is useful, but it is malleable and certainly incomplete.

A fuller definition is “being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged over an extended period of time.”

Therefore, when asking ourselves whether something is “sustainable,” we should be asking ourselves the following questions: Is it maintainable? Can we endure it?

Something cannot be “increasingly sustainable” or “more sustainable.” It either is sustainable or it is not.


Using this clear definition, the assessment of whether an organization is truly sustainable becomes quite simple, though perhaps even more challenging to address.


Every organizations takes so many initiatives to help them achieve various business objectives. But most of these initiatives end up people centric.


Nucleus Consulting Group will help you enhance the Sustainability of your organizational initiatives.

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