When going green started out couple of years back, businesses were very reluctant not to go towards that. There was a myth that going green was a waste of money and just a business-killer. However over time becoming more environmental-friendly became an investment to companies in the long run.
I worked on some technical aspects on renovating businesses/industries into green industries in Dhaka and found certain things why it’s worth it:
When it came to energy auditing, generally the entire energy flow would be mapped. Then after mapping that, you know where you are losing extra energy. So if you plug that portion of energy down, you save energy. So what’s the benefit of saving energy? Firstly you spend less fuel (with fuel prices increasing, you would be definitely glad if fuel was saved), you save electricity are just some places where you save. However the strongest motivation is money, and trust me you save a lot of money. For businesses
Saving Money = Profits
Anyways I got an article from The Economist on as to why firms go green.
Link courtesy @Julika Niehaus- Global Campaign Manager at 10:10