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...

Waste is A Problem and Here’s What You Can Do About it

Here's the problem:  According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, Forty percent of food produced in the United States ends up in a landfill. The amount of food we throw away has ballooned 50 percent since the 1970s. And, the facts on food...

What Can Bingo Teach Us About Sustainable Business Culture?

“If your R&D employees aren’t proactively sharing knowledge and insights across dispersed centers, you may have a culture problem…if your company takes a top secret approach to product development by restricting access to only those involved on...

Continuously Enhancing Sustainable Product Deliveries

The shift in consumer expectations over the past few years has changed the landscape of new product development.  Executives now realize the growing need to engage a broader set of stakeholders in their product development and design.  However, many...

Eco Actions You Can Take Today for World Elephant Day

The escalation of poaching, habitat loss, human-elephant conflict and mistreatment in captivity are just some of the threats to both African and Asian elephants. Working towards better protection for wild elephants, improving enforcement policies...

Learn How to Grow Your Business with Your Sustainability Story

As consumers continue to scrutinize business sustainability actions and new product developments, there remains an increasing need to be transparent with more credible information. Labeling a product or service with basic eco awareness just doesn't...

3 Ways for Small Business to Engage Employees in Sustainability

Small businesses may not have the funds to go green or even implement a comprehensive corporate sustainability plan but that doesn't mean that resources and measures aren't available to help the business and employees embrace business sustainability....

Sustainability Quotes to Inspire Eco Action

"The earth is what we all have in common."  ~ Wendell Barry Since we are all in the same boat (on the same planet), 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 do. ...