How to Be a Green Go-To-Person

What does it mean to be a green go to person?  As described in our eco friendly training, it is seamlessly integrating our personal sustainability values in all areas of our lives in such a way that it transforms our environment and gives back in...

Addressing Concerns in Sustainable Performance Management Systems

Relative to business sustainability monitoring, the debate continues on whether a company should focus on transparency and continuous individual improvement or corporate performance measures relative to a broader all-encompassing target.  Rather than...

Entry Points to a Sustainable Supply Chain

Supply Chain Management (SCM) over the past few decades has proven there to be opportunity to reduce cost and add value in the supply chain. The recent emergence of sustainable supply chain management provides the opportunity to review processes,...

How Can Sharing Help Reduce Business Sustainability Risk?

Companies around the world are feeling the pressures of rising energy, water, and the potential costs of emissions.  While business risks and costs are driving many behavior changes, leading businesses are exploring sustainability concepts to...

How Big Do You Think? Noticing the Correlation between Expectations and Results

The bigger the dream, the more you aspire to become.  Dreams are great - they inspire us. However, inspiration without eco action is only good intent.  A question to ponder is, what do you expect from yourself?  "We tend to live up to our...

How Social Media Transforms Sustainability Messages from Logic to Heartfelt Connections

Many people are confused as to what sustainability means and how it applies to business.  To some, they hear sustainability and it means renewable energy to them.  To others it may mean organic farming practices; however, to another person,...

How Is Sustainability Altering the Measures of Business Success?

“The belief in shareholder value continues to dominate Wall Street’s thinking and that of the broader investment community, including financial analysts, portfolio managers and individual investors. Yet, cracks are beginning to appear in the...

What Are the Sustainability Jobs of the Future?

In our sustainability consulting, we express to clients that pursing a ‘green’ career is a natural extension of living a sustainable lifestyle.   When you embrace eco awareness as a part of your daily life, it is natural to pursue the same...

Happy Marriage Between Sustainability and Human Resources

“Back in 2008, we identified the growing trend of environmental and sustainability education in both large and small companies. In our most recent results, 73 percent of respondents indicated that their company is educating employees across the...

Little Known Ways Energy Management Can Offer a Competitive Advantage

Companies have long been committed to reducing their energy consumption and/or emissions as part of environmental or risk management policies.  However, these policies have typically been disconnected from traditional economic incentives and business ...

Revisiting the Bottom Line of Sustainability

“You know that business is taking things seriously when, instead of just toying with ideas or playing with stakeholders, they start to crunch the numbers…a growing number of companies are really starting to think about the market opportunity spaces....

10 Reasons to Drive Social Media Engagement on Social Channels for Sustainability

"There's only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that's not being talked about."  Oscar Wilde, 1890 This quote written over a century ago summarizes one of the driving factors for today’s social media engagement strategy...

How Social Tools Unite Geographically Diverse Teams

“How can you organize a fragmented team of internal and external people to improve the customer experience, rather than optimize each party's objectives?”  This quote was taken from a recent HBR Blog Network post, Keeping Work Organized when Your...

Little Known Ways to Transform Your Home to an Eco Haven this Fall

Feeling more eco-conscious as fall approaches?  Anticipating the weather getting cooler and heating bills getting higher, many are wondering how to transform our homes into an environmental-friendly haven that are easy on your budget. While there are...

Transforming Global Risk into Sustainability Opportunities

For years and even decades, when faced with the realities of increased business risk, increased cost or the lost revenue, the business world has inevitably responded.  Such has been the case with water, carbon, and energy management becoming...

How to Train Your Brain for Business Sustainability

The ability to remain open to test new ideas and innovative frameworks has already proven to be a successful business sustainability strategy.  Organizations that continuously assess and reassess the needs of their internal and external stakeholders...

Easy Ways to Green Your Back to School Days

With summer nearing an end and children headed back to school, now is a great time to have a discussion with your family about sustainable living and building that back to school checklist.  Going back to school is an exciting time.  It can also be a...

New Insights Into Sustainable Employee Engagement

Business sustainability presents the unique opportunity to increase profitability, gain and maintain a competitive advantage over the competition, and create meaningful work in the process.   What is the key?  Value alignment.  But how can...

Easy Steps To Build Momentum in Green Living

"Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious." ~ Bill Meyer As Charles Reade said, "Sow a thought, and you reap an act. Sow an act, and you reap a habit, and you reap a character. Sow a character, and...

What is Community Engagement for Sustainability Communications and Why is it Important?

Social and environmental responsibility remains an important part of a communication strategy for today’s organizations.  Now, thanks to social media, there are more tools than ever to increase stakeholder engagement and share your sustainability...