Given citizens’ demands for responsible practices by businesses and businesses’ growing interest in becoming responsible corporate citizens, which somewhat conflicts with the drive and need to create shareholder value, there is a need for some balancing. This need is widely recognised, however, the risk of it getting lost in the details is also ever-present.
This presentation will go over some of the pertinent issues confronting businesses as they seek to transform from a single bottom-line (revenue/economic) operation to one that balances the triple bottom line of people (social equity), planet (physical environmental factors), and profits (revenue and other economic considerations), as set out in the Brundtland Commission of the United Nations in 1987 and as has been accepted as the new way of doing business.
- Understanding the urgency and importance of the need for the triple bottom-line and similar sustainability agenda
- How business analysts can become contributors to businesses’ sustainability agenda
- Actionable steps/heuristics to guide business analysts in developing their own practice to include sustainability themes – which makes it easier for BAs to help drive these themes in the businesses they work for
About the Speaker
Olu works at the intersection of technology and society.
He has helped and continues to help businesses (including a multi-national in the telecoms industry, a global trades and investment business, and several Fintech and EdTech Startups) and non-profits (including a global civil society organisation) craft excellent technology adoption strategies that ensure organisational, customer and social benefits are realised.
Olu currently leads business analysis efforts and contributes to product development at MTN South Africa’s FinTech startup MTN Mobile Financial Services (MoMo and AyoInsurance).