Taking Sustainable Supplier Management to the Next Level

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

Where Does Innovation Fit in Your Business Sustainability Model?

Although the concept of business sustainability has gained mainstream momentum, the application of sustainability concepts and their practical applications to specific business value still remain just out of reach for many companies.  The balance ...

What Role does Social Media Play in Knowledge Management?

What exactly is knowledge management?  According to the American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC),  knowledge management as a mindset that extends beyond the flow of traditional business process.  It focuses on the dissemination of information,...

How Can Leadership Communications Impact the Adoption of Sustainability using Social Media?

In business, every function has a purpose and every job requires a unique set of skills in order to fulfill on that purpose.  When it comes to defining roles for a sustainable business future, what skills and leadership qualities will your business...

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...