The Business Sustainability Challenge (BSC) makes sustainability accessible, achievable and profitable while facilitating innovation and capacity building.
The initiative supports companies of all sizes and sectors taking incremental steps to becoming more sustainable and competitive. It provides the resources needed to tackle common issues like utility costs, waste, and employee engagement.
We created the BSC for The United Illuminating Company and Eversource and have been working with them since 2013 to create and grow the impact of the BSC with companies throughout Connecticut. Over thirty businesses and organizations have joined since the launch in Fall 2013. Businesses receive customized support and participate in industry specific roundtables including manufacturing, universities, wastewater treatment plants, and healthcare.
The BSC is ratepayer funded through Energize Connecticut and promotes a long-term vision for industry leadership where companies innovate and collaborate to achieve zero-waste and net-zero energy operations. It draws on and meets the expectations of the Global Reporting Initiative and the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability.