Small Business Guide to a Greener 2015

Why would a small business owner consider going green?  In a nutshell, integrating sustainability concepts, or "going green" into core business functions makes companies more nimble in a fast-changing world.  It also makes a business’s brands more...

What is the Role of Resilience in Business Sustainability?

What are the forces that will shape the future face of business?  Will they show up as risks or opportunities?  How might our organization be affected?  The answer to these questions may be up for individual business interpretation; however, all...

Five Questions to Energize Sustainable Innovation Discussions

“In order for sustainable innovation processes to take root within a business, it is critical to develop business logic that integrates sustainability with the core objectives and capabilities of the firm.” This was the lead-in to a recent...

How is Business Investment Refining the ROI for Sustainability?

Business sustainability conversations continue to expand beyond the ‘feel-good’ discussion.  In fact, today’s sustainability expectations are quickly becoming a primary focus in executive boardroom discussions and strategy sessions in companies of...

Shifting the Mindsets of Business Sustainability Leaders

“As sustainability professionals, the work we are doing right now is critically important to the health of the world. We can’t do it alone, yet we often struggle to sell sustainability within our organizations. Initiatives pitched for the greater...

How Will Sustainability Factor into the 2015 Business Planning Cycle?

For many management teams, it is that time of year when the business begins its planning for the coming year.  Companies, large and small, are laying out budgets, strategies and work plans that they feel will help their businesses prosper in 2015.  ...

Unique Qualities of Sustainable Leadership

What is a leader?  What are the qualities  of great business sustainability leadership?  Does leadership rest only on the shoulders of those in the top positions in your organization or is it present in each of us?   Our business...

Your Green Business Road Map for 2015

Not all businesses and individuals are at the same level of sustainability understanding or implementation.  Whether your company is just becoming familiar with the concept of business sustainability or is sustainability leader in your industry,...

Building New Business Sustainability Partnerships

“Business and government must become stronger partners to assure synergies between environmental protection, economic growth and social equity. Better communication will be needed to help public citizens understand the complex linkages among these...

The Role of Money Circulation in a Sustainable Business

Have you ever observed a once thriving business, product line, or even an innovative idea suddenly begins to fail and eventually disappear?  Maybe it was a place of business you have been going to for years, and it is now closing down.  Why...

Six Step Process to Sustainable Category Management Planning

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

Is Your Business at a Sustainability Crossroads?

What are the forces that will shape the future face of business?  Will they show up as risks or opportunities?  How might your organization be affected?  The answer to these questions may be up for individual business interpretation; however, all...

Green Leadership: Building the Bridge to Tomorrow

Within our professional consulting, we work with small business executives to refine leadership strategies, improve internal and external communication, bring cohesiveness to the organization and improve employee morale.  However, with today’s...

Sustainability is the Key to Transformational Business Growth

Traditionally the successful company has been defined by sales, profits, or an escalating stock price.  While these measures will most definitely continue into the future, a new set of business sustainability measures defined by the recent past...

Get A Head Start! 3 Ways to Green Your Holidays

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” –John F. Kennedy With the holiday season among us, many "eco curious" clients have expressed confusion as to what it means...

Sustainable Logistics Can Take Your Supply Chain to the Next Level

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 now...

Questions for Your Sustainable Category Management Plan

Building of a comprehensive business sustainability plan includes incorporating sustainability concepts in the supply chain.  As part of this effort, we do our best to keep up with the latest happenings on all business sustainability fronts,...

The Best Way to Connect the Dots Between Sustainability and Social Media - Virtual Tour

How are consumers making sense of green brands?  How does your organization define business sustainability? How is your organization connecting the dots between what sustainability means to you and what your employees, customers, suppliers, and those...

What Are the Key Steps to Sustainable Breakthrough Change?

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...

Building Today’s Sustainable Supply Chain Skill Sets

The traditional business procurement mentality has been that suppliers need customers, and they will do anything to keep or acquire new business.  However, in today’s business sustainability driven environment our sustainability consulting asks: ...