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Five Ideas: Sustainability

March 2014

This week, Oracle’s Nigel Youell, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Enterprise Performance Management, hosted a webcast called 2014 - Sustainability Reporting Becomes the Norm.


Right now, watch a replay to see how an enterprise-wide approach based on established financial reporting processes can deliver an exceptional sustainability reporting platform. Also, learn more about sustainability trends, including how business leaders are leveraging technology to streamline their value chains and replicate best practices throughout their companies.

“We did some research at the end of 2013, the beginning of 2014 around a number of subjects around enterprise performance management…. What was really interesting was that for the first time, we got to the point where half the respondents said they were already reporting sustainability information in some form or another.” —Nigel Youell, senior director, Product Marketing, Enterprise Performance Management, Oracle

“We built the SustainabilityHUB to allow suppliers to share that information in a scalable way with a low transaction cost. Then, we can recognize their contribution, make sure their buyer knows about their efforts, and provide tools that would empower our other suppliers to take advantage of those same improvement opportunities.” —Rob Kaplan, director of product sustainability at Walmart

“For the solution economy, analytics, cloud computing, collaborative technologies, and mobile have dramatically reduced the transaction cost of scaling up—and made it possible for regular citizens to participate in all these different ways, from crowdfunding to ridesharing to impact investing.” —William D. Eggers, global director at Deloitte Research and coauthor of The Solution Revolution

“Obviously, you’re creating a more complex supply chain when you manufacture our way. You have intra-company agreements that are happening halfway around the world. This was one of the big reasons that we needed the support of Oracle E-Business Suite.” —Patrick McCullough, CEO of large-scale solar energy design and manufacturing company Amonix

“Going forward, it is likely that more governments will issue sustainability reporting policies. Report readerships will grow, and the discussion of sustainability data – including around its credibility – will continue to increase.” —Elena Avesani, principal product strategy manager, Oracle

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