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Sustainability and Innovation: Two Sides of the Same Coin


Innovation and Sustainability are two sides of the same coin

EDP is a multinational company that focuses on electricity generation, distribution and commercialization; its Brazil operations represent 20% of its worldwide net revenue. But EDP Brazil is about much more than the electricity. It is about questioning assumptions, protecting our environment and nurturing sustainable growth in our society.  And it is about doing all those things while adding to the financial bottom line.

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A Gamification and Innovation Success Story: Portugal Telecom

Embracing Innovation

Portugal Telelcom

Portugal Telelcom has 11,000 employees, 100 million customers and had 6.6 billion Euros in revenues in 2012.  PT provides telecommunications and multimedia services in Portugal and in developing markets such as Brazil, Angola, East Timor, Cape Verde, Mozambique and Namibia.

The worldwide economic crisis of recent years has led to tremendous volatility in many sectors and telecommunications is no exception. Portugal Telecom’s leadership team has actively embraced a strategy of innovation to thrive in today’s highly competitive business environment.

But what does it mean when an international telecom company with over 100 million customers and 6.6 billion Euros in annual revenues actively embraces innovation? For Portugal Telecom (PT), it means declaring every employee to be a part of their ‘innovation team’; it means embracing new lines of communication; it means defining a structured approach to innovation; it means leveraging academic and private partnerships. Perhaps most importantly, it means an active and engaged workforce that is constantly dreaming, defining and implementing innovative ideas.

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The Pathway to Corporate Success: Sustainability, Innovation and Gamification


To survive and prosper in a rapidly shifting business landscape, companies must constantly evolve. One example of this evolution is seen when forward thinking leaders incorporate sustainability into their business strategy. A successful sustainability strategy depends upon embracing a fundamental shift in an organization’s way of doing business, an eagerness to find new ways of identifying challenges and seizing opportunities. Effective leaders recognize that their organizations will thrive through creativity and innovation. But it’s one thing to decide to be innovative; it’s another entirely to make innovation an integral part of your corporate culture.

Learn more about Waabii by visiting their Homebase Page in the TSSS Innovation HUB

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Sustainability and innovation is everyone’s job

Jesper Bank-JorgensenThe good news: There is a business case for sustainability

Several recent studies from leading scholars from Harvard and the London School of Economics confirm that companies with an operating model that integrates sustainability outperform their “old model” peers in the long run. Not just in terms of higher stock market returns, but also with lower debt costs and fewer capital constraints – this means improved risk management, less volatility and improved profitability [1].

The financial advantages of sustainability are not limited to lower debt costs and easier access to borrowed money. Perhaps more importantly it lowers the interest rate that professionally driven companies use to calculate the Internal Rate of Return for business ventures and projects. In essence it affects whether business ventures are accepted or rejected. An improved Internal Rate of Return means projects that would otherwise have been rejected will now be allowed to live and prosper, enabling companies to develop a higher ROI.

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  • TSSS EVENT: Sport and Sustainability: A Focus on the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games (FREE Livestream)

    Pam AM TorontoJoin TSSS on April 1st as our panel explores the power of sport to reach people and communities like nothing else can. Topics to be discussed include: Community Engagement, Sustainable Purchasing, Importance of a Clear Vision, Diversity and Inclusion, Branding and Leaving a Legacy. Learn more
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