Can Your Business Sustainability Stakeholders Tell You What You Want?

“Your innovation projects won’t be able to meet goals if you don’t know what the business expects in the first place. But it’s not enough to take their project objectives at face value. You need a way to identify the underlying needs of these goals...

What Can We Learn from Sustainable Retail Communications?

With sustainability concepts and definitions subject to interpretation, the same business sustainability programs claimed as "sustainable" are also subject to negative commentary from various forms of media.  A strong reputation is a...

Capture Low Hanging Sustainability Fruit: The Green Office

You're running a business and you want to do it right. That means bringing your environmental and social performance in line for a healthier bottom line.  You are asking questions such as, "Are we taking advantage of the sustainable business...

Finding the Right Incentive to Motivate Your Sustainable Talent

With a multitude of paths to career satisfaction, evidence indicates that ‘finding meaning in the workplace’ may be the single most important factor to long term employee satisfaction.  In fact, research shows that growing work frustrations are...

Green Living The Easy Way - Say No to Spring Cleaning - Transform Your Home into an Eco Haven!

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." ~ Lao-tzu Green living is relative. It's all about perspective.  A sustainable lifestyle often means different things to different people.  For those with broad eco awareness and who are well...

Spring Eco Inspiration on Pinterest

"The earth is what we all have in common."  ~ Wendell Barry Since we are all in the same boat (on the same planet), so doesn't it make sense that we should all be interested in making this world into a better one -- if we only knew how.  Actually, we...

Business Sustainability as a Pivot Point

Green or sustainable business practices are rapidly becoming mainstream in the day-to-day business world. Companies both large and small are learning first-hand the value of integrating eco awareness into their operations and business strategies. ...

Engagement is the Key to Sustainable Change Management

“The most successful transitioning leaders are not shy about making changes in their new organizations and have the skills required to successfully drive that change. In fact, possessing change management skills increases the likelihood of transition...

Extending Green Kindness on St. Patrick’s Day

Oftentimes we associate our business sustainability consulting practice to that of a garden.  We plant the seeds of sustainability concepts as we counsel business leaders and individuals on the how's and why's of business sustainability.  A...

Business Sustainability – Are You Getting Up Close and Personal?

Building an effective long-term business sustainability plan usually requires executives to first understand that this activity involves more than the thoughts and vision of a select few in a boardroom.  Our sustainability consulting practice has...

Avoid the Pitfalls - What Doesn’t Work in Social Media for Sustainability Communications

There are numerous challenges marketing a green product.  For one, being green isn't good enough.  Selling on the environmental attributes of a product doesn't work.  Consumers need to know that a green product performs equally as well - if not...

Pinterest 101 for Green and Sustainable Businesses

As if there weren’t enough social media marketing platforms already?  Many or our small business clients express concern about not having enough time to effectively market their sustainable business practices on social media let alone take on using...

Just What Exactly Is "Living Green"?

Napoleon Hill got it right! "First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.  The post, What is the Quality of...

Developing a High Potential Sustainable Workforce

To compete and differentiate in today’s multi-skilled economy, a company must have the right mix of talent.  However, sourcing these needed competencies can come at a considerable cost, especially in what many believe to be a turning point in...

5 High Level Ways to a Sustainable Supply Chain

When you toss a pebble into a pond, a series of concentric ripples propagate out extend far beyond the point of entry.  With a number of business sustainability pebbles being tossed into the pond today, one can’t help but wonder what effects the...

Is Your Risk Management Strategy as Outdated as the Magic 8 Ball?

The mystical qualities of the Magic 8 ball captured our fascinations as children.  Could it really predict the future? As adults, we realize it's limited in its powers, but yet, the idea of glancing into the future, finding answers to questions, and...

Adding Action-Steps to Your Business Sustainability Plan

“Some companies as they think about sustainability are looking beyond responsibility and opportunity and seeing disruption. This disruptive threat is pushing them forward and yielding transformational change.” -Matt Arnold, Head of...

Myths and Truths about Business Sustainability

While service industries don't have smokestacks and may have less environmental impacts than a manufacturing facility, they too can benefit from sustainable business strategies to mitigate risks and capture new business opportunities.  However, it...

Four Sustainable Transportation Trends to Put on the Radar for 2014

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...

A Sustainability Compass for Business

Are you enabling sustainability in your business?  Are you identifying and managing business sustainability risk?  Are you actively implementing specific sustainability concepts into core businesses operations?  At some point in time these questions...