Seven Guiding Principles to Creating Sustainability Partnerships

In an Environmental Leader article, How to Create Successful Sustainability Partnerships, our sustainability consulting practice finds an interesting discussion on business alliances.  Similar to traditional professional partnerships of this...

How to Optimize Stakeholder Engagement in the Social Space

Social media for sustainability is based on community engagement.  Not push communications representing traditional communications styles of the past.  Overall, there is ongoing confusion as to how to map sustainability communications to specific...

Focus on the Key Elements of Sustainable Talent Management

“Healthy employee engagement not only minimizes attrition but also boosts employee effort and performance. In fact, highly engaged employees perform up to 20 percentile points better and are 87% less likely to leave their organizations than employees...

Social Media Engagement as a Tool for Sustainable Knowledge Management

“Seek first to understand, then to be understood." These are the immortal words of Stephen Covey, and the topic of our discussion today.  While it may sound like obvious advice, our sustainability consulting finds that this simple concept is...

Energy Efficiency as a Means to Employee Engagement for the Summer Months

As we now well into the summer months, many organizations are looking for ways to keep employees productive, engaged and motivated.  Summer vacations, family gatherings, travel, and beautiful weather all beckon with distractions which can...

Examining Sustainable Innovation Culture Leaders

Pursuing business sustainability, by definition, means that an organization and its leadership are aware of the dynamic relationship in which the company and its key stakeholders operate.  Whether incorporating sustainability concepts into an...

How to Master a Small Business Sustainability Strategy

Small businesses with the right business sustainability strategies can join the ranks of larger organizations leading in the CSR space.  Why?  Because more small businesses than ever before are subscribing to the idea that they can save money,...

Are You Matching Your Business Sustainability Passions with the Right Skills?

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...

Choice and Value Alignment are Keys in Sustainable Living

We are all faced with an endless number of choices every day that can lead us in one direction or another.  Standing at a decision intersection, some may choose to turn right while others may choose to turn left.  The outcome of a left versus...

Ride a Bike and Explore the Natural World

Why ride a bike?  There are countless reasons but primarily, because it makes a difference.   For starters, as escalating conversations on topics such as climate change, carbon legislation, energy independence, and growing consumer eco awareness...

What are the Trends to Watch in Sustainable Transportation?

“What will transportation be like in 2050? Will we all be stuck in one giant traffic jam? Flying to our appointments in personal airborne delivery systems? Teleporting ourselves and our stuff around? Or not going anywhere at all?” These are the...

How Infographics Add Meaning to Sustainability Communications

Infographics, "data visualizations that present complex information quickly and clearly”  have been included in communications for a while now but recently, they’ve been embraced in social media for sustainability communications.   Infographics are...

What are your Top Business Sustainability Priorities?

A business plan is a map that leads an organization on one of an endless number of possible journeys.  It provides a common understanding to internal stakeholders and is a communication tool to the external world of company’s values, goals, and...

Little Known Ways to Green Up Your Summer Exercise Routines

It’s no secret that going green is all the rage these days.  In fact, being eco-friendly is more popular and well accepted now than ever before in history. The thing is, eco awareness is gaining momentum, but not everybody knows exactly how to take...

What Are the 6 Things to Remember in Future Sustainability Reporting?

Returning to business sustainability monitoring and reporting, the discussion continues on whether a company should focus on individual improvement or corporate performance measures relative to a broader all-encompassing targets.  Rather than...

From Risk to Opportunity - Why Start with the Supply Chain?

External forces are usually culprits when a debate about business failure arises. Technology, competitors, and emerging markets pose a lot of threats on the organizational development and sustainability.  As a result, most organizations have put in...

Steps to Implementing Sustainable Supply Chain Processes

Emphasis on environmental awareness, social responsibility, and business sustainability actions within the supply chain has incentivized more progressive companies to begin to evaluate more than just their inbound supply. We've discovered within...

4 Sustainability Conversation Starters for your 4th of July Parties

Taking eco action this holiday weekend by Lowering Your Carbon Footprint this 4th of July is an accomplishment in sustainable living.  But what about others?  Are You a Gardner of Eco Inspiration? As in, how do you inspire others to find value...

The Power of Moving From Brand Communications to Consumer Eco Action with Content, Context, and Conversion

Sustainability has emerged as an important component in our everyday lives, directly shaping our daily activities— the products we purchase; the materials we recycle; and our views on politics, business, climate change, and more. While its exact ...

Stakeholder Collaboration = Business Success

Attempting to seize new opportunities and improve competitive positions, sustainable businesses are seeking out innovative solutions.   In fact, research shows that innovation will be essential to both short-tem opportunistic value capture...