In any business’ plans for raising funds, the actual business plan plays a very important role. In order for investors and fund providers to invest their capital in your business, it is vital that they be presented with feasible business plans.
A sustainability plan for a business is a plan that is designed for a certain project which completely describes the justification of the project, the incurring costs, the revenue that is expected to be generated from that project, the financial performance and most importantly, whether the project was a success for the business or a failure that needs to be avoided in the future. In order to raise funds, all of these figures need to be completely accurate and totally up to the mark. The prerequisite schedule consists of several very important elements without which the investor would certainly remain unconvinced about the sustainability of your business.
The initial phase of the sustainability plan should provide an introduction about the project and what is the scope of the project. The scope of the project deals with all the deliverables of the project, the reasons for undertaking the project and all the pertaining features of the project. The required figure of investment needs to be present as well, which would show whether the project is a viable investment or not. The success of any sustainability plan for any project depends heavily on the project’s features, and whether the project would be able to sustain itself in the longer term and be able to generate the expected number of returns.
In the second part of the sustainability plan, an explanation should be given as to how the project would be beneficial to the community and how the society would be able to take advantage of this project. All the requirements of the project should be detailed, and a complete risk analysis should be made. The risk analysis or risk assessment portion of a sustainability report would deal with all the possible constraints that might be faced by the project and what is the likelihood of the occurrence of such a risk.
Moreover, the risk analysis or the risk assessment should also detail solutions that have been cited for the pertaining risks, because if the plan does not have a solution for any risk, then that risk becomes a potential threat to the integrity of the sustainability plan of that project without it having any defense or counter action against it.
The next phase of the sustainability report should deal with how the project shall be undertaken and a complete activity list should be drawn up which would show how the project would be developed until it is ready. All the financial implications of the project should be enlisted in the sustainability report, and a thorough analysis should be made of all the major activities of the project and whether any of them might be a risky option for the project. Other additions that can be made to the sustainability report is the analysis of the dealings of the competitor, which would depict all the actions that are being taken by the closest competitor and which might affect the sustainability of the project. These are the basic requirements of a sustainability report.