As defined in the Brundtland report “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” (Brundtland; 1987)
- Business Sustainability: The key factor here is to develop and grow SP with strong competitive advantages over the other players. With a flexible yet consistent product mix and a strongly principled team that can act quickly and be aware of the rationale and included in developing of SP shared visions & values.
- Environmental Sustainability: The SP team will endeavour to work and behave in a manner that best exemplifies and embraces the Quadruple Bottom Line (QBL). Developing systems to minimise possible negative impacts of the operation upon the environment, society and cultures of the locations where we work.
The four tenets of QBL are: people, planet, profit and purpose.
- Entrepreneurial Leadership: Create a space (retreat) whereby educational processes are utilised to discuss and impart knowledge regarding the issues of global sustainability.
This primarily focusses on leadership training and specifically on developing ‘entrepreneurial leadership’ skills.
The three key principles of Entrepreneurial Leadership relating directly to understanding and affecting positive sustainable development is that of ‘SEERS’ or Social, Economic, Environmental Responsibility and Sustainability.
Entrepreneurial Leadership, as explained by Greenberg et al. (2011), is showcased by people who are driven by their desire to create social, economic and environmental opportunities simultaneously.
They add that entrepreneurial leaders are individuals who, through an understanding of themselves and the contexts in which they work, shape opportunities to create value for their organisations, stakeholders and the greater society.