The purpose of Sustainable Business Performance is to create an online community that provides in-depth information about the benefits and application of sustainability. SBP involves a dedicated community of scientists, researchers, business professionals and guests who have chosen to contribute and share their knowledge, ideas, learning opportunities and imagination - and who hope to be reciprocated for their work by contributors and other members of the networks. In this regard, SBP is a knowledge generated network.
This network is independent of institutional arrangements or organizational structures and is based solely on individuals or teams based who have a common interest and competence and who wish to contribute. All are free partners who are willing and able to contribute to the process of knowledge generation. Their function in basic/exploratory research and in technological R&D is sponsored by public institutions and businesses.
Members of SBP hail from around the world. Each has years of practical experience in politics, industry and academia. Together as a team our aim is to spread the message of sustainable business across the globe in order to preserve natural resources, the environment, and future generations.
Who are we
Willy Bierter is co-director of the Product-Life Institute (Geneva, Switzerland) and research fellow and senior consultant at the Borderstep Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (Berlin, Germany). His research and collaborative work in the fields of environment, sustainability, green future markets and technology, eco-entrepreneurship as well as mass customization stretch back several decades. As coach and co-leader he worked with over 100 companies in realizing sustainable business-innovation and business transformation projects as well as eco-design systems, processes, products and services. He was lecturer in environmental science at the Swiss Polytechnic University (ETH, Zurich) and director of the working group "New Welfare Models" at the Wuppertal-Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. He is author as well as co-author of a number of books and research papers.
Piotr Jędrzejuk is the founder and webmaster of the Sustainable Business Performance online community. He is a passionate and experienced IT specialist with a multicultural background. Piotr's focus is web development, graphic design and search engine marketing. He owns and administrates a half dozen websites while promoting sustainable development via the internet. He earned his masters degree from International Business Management at The University of Bradford. Currently, he is an IT consultant and entrepreneur.
Jonathan T. Scott is a lecturer, manager, and business leader with over 25 years of work experience in eight different countries. As a manager he was recognized for tripling productivity, reducing costs by up to 40%, and increasing net profits by over 55% at the companies where he worked. In the process he conducted three separate turn-arounds (the first occurred in a war zone; the second was described as ‘the best of its kind in the country’) and pioneered multi-million dollar projects in parts of the world where they previously did not exist. Currently, Scott runs his own education business, is the founder and director of the Center for Industrial Productivity and Sustainability, and serves as a faculty member at three business schools: Kozminski University (Warsaw, Poland), the Audencia Nantes School of Management (Nantes, France) and Bradford University (Bradford, UK). He has also taught at the University of Perugia (Italy). For his efforts in developing the 7-P waste-minimization model (which teaches sustainability from a business perspective) and his work in helping businesses to lower costs, he was presented with an ‘outstanding achievements in teaching’ award in 2009. His books include Fundamentals of Leisure Business Success (1998), the highly praised The Concise Handbook of Management (2005), Managing the New Frontiers (2008), and The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Building a Successful Business (2009). His specialty subjects are management, entrepreneurship, and sustainability.
Walter R. Stahel is the head of Risk Management at the Geneva Association (Switzerland), a respected business advisor, and the founder and director of the Product-Life Institute (Geneva, Switzerland) Europe’s oldest sustainability-based consultancy and think tank. Stahel’s, pioneering research and collaborative work in the field of sustainability stretch back several decades – firmly establishing him as one of the subject’s founders. Currently, He is a visiting professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Surrey (UK) as well as a regular guest lecturer (in the graduate department) at Tohoku University (Japan).
An alumnus of ETH, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Zurich, Switzerland), Stahel is the author of several prize-winning academic papers and pioneering books including The Limits to Certainty (1989/1993), written with Orio Giarini and published in six languages and The Performance Economy (2010).