Case Study about BC Hydro
Introduction: Public sector, private sector and non-governmental organizations are increasingly adopting sustainability or triple bottom line (TBL) policies, and working to embed them into everything they do, including organizational decision-making. For more than a decade, BC Hydro has been developing a more structured approach to decision-making, which was recently formalized as Structured Decision-Making (SDM). The goal is to elp staff and the organization overall make better choices by generating options based on multiple (and sometimes competing) objectives and by clarifying tradeoffs, while remaining focused on the triple bottom line.
In this case study, we review the evolution of structured decisionmaking at BC Hydro and describe how BC Hydro is embedding TBL considerations into business decisions using SDM. The results presented in this case study will demonstrate that there is a practical way to translate high level, TBL objectives into business decisions. As well, this case study will show that doing so often leads to outcomes that are better on all three bottom lines.
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