Digitise your path to future sustainable business success

At Unibloom we have conducted interviews from 150 professionals in the consumer goods industry and it has been very obvious that most of "collaboration" between sustainability and cross-functional teams, happens in spreadsheets, e-mails & power points, as their primary tools for planning future climate & social impact reductions, with a lack of integration with business and financial targets. While this traditional approach has served many pretty well, we would like to shed some light on why transitioning to digital tools and data-driven analysis could greatly benefit how business need to operate to future proof their existence and to hit their targets- both sustainability and financially.

Challenges We Face:

  1. Inefficiency: You've likely spent countless hours manually inputting data into spreadsheets and creating presentations. This manual work can be time-consuming and can divert our attention from more critical tasks.
  2. Data Accuracy: Let's be honest; human error is inevitable when manually entering data. This can lead to inaccuracies in our reports and goals, potentially undermining our efforts.
  3. Version Control: We've all been there—confusion over which spreadsheet is the most up-to-date or which email thread contains the correct information. Maintaining version control can be a hassle.
  4. Communication Overload: Relying heavily on email for data collection and communication can be overwhelming. It's easy to lose track of relevant emails and attachments.
  5. Limited Collaboration: Collaboration is vital for our success, but it can be challenging when we're working with large datasets in spreadsheets. Real-time collaboration is often limited.
  6. Lack of Insights: Spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations aren't equipped for advanced analytics. Extracting valuable insights from our data and identifying trends is a struggle.

The Exciting Path Forward: Digitalization in One Platform

Now, let's talk about how transitioning to a digital platform that embraces data-driven analysis can make our lives easier and our mission more successful:

  1. Efficiency Boost: Imagine automating data collection and analysis, reducing the hours spent on manual tasks. This means more time to focus on strategic planning and action.
  2. Reliable Data: Digital platforms minimize the risk of human errors, ensuring the accuracy and credibility of our sustainability reports and goals.
  3. Seamless Collaboration: Centralized platforms offer real-time collaboration, enabling us to work together efficiently, share insights, and make decisions collectively.
  4. Unlocking Insights: These platforms come with powerful analytics tools, helping us uncover valuable insights from our data, leading to more informed decisions.
  5. Data Integration: Imagine having all our data sources seamlessly integrated into one platform, providing a comprehensive view of our sustainability metrics and projects.
  6. Clear Communication: Say goodbye to email overload; communication tools within the platform streamline our interactions.
  7. Adaptability: As our goals evolve, digital platforms can scale to accommodate those changes, ensuring we stay aligned with our mission.
  8. Security and Compliance: You can trust these platforms to keep our data secure and ensure we adhere to data privacy regulations.

To make this transition a success, we recommend you to:

  • Identify the Right Platform: Carefully select the platforms that aligns with your specific needs. This could also be an eco-system of solutions, similar to having several apps on your phone, serving different purposes, for different problems and needs. I e one for carbon accounting, another for measuring resource efficiency and one for scenarios, gaps, forward planning and action tracking. Most important is that they can integrate at some point to build the eco-system you are after.
  • Training and Support: We recommend you to make sure your team and cross-functional teams spend enough time for training to use the eco-system of tools efficiently, to ensure everyone feels comfortable with the new tools.
  • Change Management: Addressing any resistance to change is a priority, and we recommend to develop a clear plan to facilitate the transition and explain why this is beneficial for everyone- increased productivity & accuracy, gain trust and become more transparent towards customers, NGOs and consumers & become more agile and integrated across the business, to create more informed decisions and actions faster.
  • Data Migration: To make digitalisation happen, Unibloom can ensure a seamless migration of data from your existing spread sheets, fast and seamless, to the new platform and advice how you can migrate other sources of data and information.
  • Continuous Improvement: As environmental & social data and financial impact and targets evolve, you need tools that will help you to drive increased performance and optimise and refine cross-functional sustainability efforts alongside business growth and volatility.

By embracing digitalization and data-driven analysis, you can streamline your processes, enhance collaboration, and, most importantly, drive more effective actions toward achieving your climate, social and financial goals. Let's embark on this exciting journey together!

Curios to learn more and test our product? anna.sandgren@unibloom.world


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