Shifting the Mindsets of Business Sustainability Leaders

“As sustainability professionals, the work we are doing right now is critically important to the health of the world. We can’t do it alone, yet we often struggle to sell sustainability within our organizations. Initiatives pitched for the greater...

How Will Sustainability Factor into the 2015 Business Planning Cycle?

For many management teams, it is that time of year when the business begins its planning for the coming year.  Companies, large and small, are laying out budgets, strategies and work plans that they feel will help their businesses prosper in 2015.  ...

Unique Qualities of Sustainable Leadership

What is a leader?  What are the qualities  of great business sustainability leadership?  Does leadership rest only on the shoulders of those in the top positions in your organization or is it present in each of us?   Our business...

Your Green Business Road Map for 2015

Not all businesses and individuals are at the same level of sustainability understanding or implementation.  Whether your company is just becoming familiar with the concept of business sustainability or is sustainability leader in your industry,...

Building New Business Sustainability Partnerships

“Business and government must become stronger partners to assure synergies between environmental protection, economic growth and social equity. Better communication will be needed to help public citizens understand the complex linkages among these...

Creating Value Alignment with Stakeholders around Sustainability

Do you experience business sustainability resistance within your organization?  Do you feel like sustainability concepts are working against the flow?  The direction of resistance is often directly related to the source of new ideas, the nature...

Personal Sticky Points - How to Move Past Good Intentions to Eco Action

Many in the field, including our own sustainability consulting practice, are in agreement that the gap between awareness and action represents the biggest business sustainability opportunity today.  In contrast, the majority of project implementation...

The Role of Money Circulation in a Sustainable Business

Have you ever observed a once thriving business, product line, or even an innovative idea suddenly begins to fail and eventually disappear?  Maybe it was a place of business you have been going to for years, and it is now closing down.  Why...

Six Step Process to Sustainable Category Management Planning

In the past, procurement organizations and professional consulting firms have focused their sustainable supply chain management efforts on efficiency, particularly actions to reduce costs.  While these practices provide great insight into spend...

Exploring Personal Value in Your Sustainability Journey

Life presents each of us with a multitude of paths that can lead to a more sustainable lifestyle.  These options are usually right there waiting to be explored if we choose to take the opportunity.  Our sustainability consulting practice likes...

Is Your Business at a Sustainability Crossroads?

What are the forces that will shape the future face of business?  Will they show up as risks or opportunities?  How might your organization be affected?  The answer to these questions may be up for individual business interpretation; however, all...

What You Need to Know about Social Media Engagement for Sustainability

One of the great challenges facing sustainability, especially business sustainability, is the ability to measure success. The other challenge, is communicating that success in meaningful, relevant ways to interested stakeholders.  As adoption of...

Green Leadership: Building the Bridge to Tomorrow

Within our professional consulting, we work with small business executives to refine leadership strategies, improve internal and external communication, bring cohesiveness to the organization and improve employee morale.  However, with today’s...

Steps to Develop a Sustainable Innovation Organizational Structure

"There are three challenges that stand in the way of innovation and growth: lack of available talent, the need for business models more accommodating to innovation, and protectionist reflexes. Executives agree that greater efforts at collaboration...

Sustainability is the Key to Transformational Business Growth

Traditionally the successful company has been defined by sales, profits, or an escalating stock price.  While these measures will most definitely continue into the future, a new set of business sustainability measures defined by the recent past...

Get A Head Start! 3 Ways to Green Your Holidays

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” –John F. Kennedy With the holiday season among us, many "eco curious" clients have expressed confusion as to what it means...

Sustainable Logistics Can Take Your Supply Chain to the Next Level

Driven by a wide variety of business sustainability goals and objectives, leading companies have refocused attentions on the supply chain.  Primarily addressing upstream opportunities, the expanded sustainable supply chain management conversation now...

Questions for Your Sustainable Category Management Plan

Building of a comprehensive business sustainability plan includes incorporating sustainability concepts in the supply chain.  As part of this effort, we do our best to keep up with the latest happenings on all business sustainability fronts,...

Reciprocity: A Best Behavior To Have with Social Media Engagement

It’s easy to see why Why Smart Marketers Use Social Media for Green Business Branding. Social media engagement enables: Building better relationships with partners, prospects and customers. Attracting prospective customers and compressing sales...

The Best Way to Connect the Dots Between Sustainability and Social Media - Virtual Tour

How are consumers making sense of green brands?  How does your organization define business sustainability? How is your organization connecting the dots between what sustainability means to you and what your employees, customers, suppliers, and those...