Creating Aligned Corporate Sustainability Incentives

In a recent GreenBiz post, Does High CEO Pay Matter to Sustainability, our sustainability consulting practice finds an interesting discussion aligned personal and business sustainability incentives.  Focusing specifically on executive pay,...

If You Struggle With Eco Inspiration, Then Read This

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they be executed". Translated into today's language that equates to actions speak louder than words.  Translate again to sustainability language, and eco actions speak...

Sustainable Engagement: A Mid-Year Review

Do you consider your employees to be among your key business sustainability stakeholders?  If so, how do they directly contribute to your business’s success?  Who is ultimately responsible for their engagement?  These are the questions many...

Easy Ways to Find a Green Job You Can Be Proud Of

When we think of ‘green’ jobs, we often picture a new opportunity, which may require a new set of skills, or a new place of employment with a job title and description that "sounds" green.   This may lead us to believe that ‘green’ jobs are elsewhere...

8 Sustainable Leadership Posts Worth Reading

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...

How Do You Exercise Eco Influence?

 "Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another." — John Maxwell  Effective leaders know how to influence people. In most organizations, it's not about authority, it's about influence.  The same...

New Tips for a Sustainable Waste Management Program

Did you know that the average American throws out 550 pounds of paper, 318 pounds of food, and 90 pounds of glass per year?  About 80 percent of that garbage ends up in landfills.  One way to avoid garbage ending up in landfills is to reduce waste.  ...

Social Media Mistakes to Avoid for Improved Sustainability Communications

While some small business owners falsely believe that social media is just a “trend,” social media marketing has proven to be an excellent and cost-effective way to promote a business. After all, social media engagement provides the opportunity...

How Can Sustainability Create Revolutionary Change in Your Business

“Senior leaders driving change often view their primary role to be inspiring people and creating a sense of organizational unity. However, a strong connection to the company actually does nothing to improve employee performance. The real secret...

Do You Have a Defined Sustainable Resource Development Strategy?

“Intent to stay is directly tied to employees’ level of engagement in their work: the more engaged your workers are, the less likely they are to be looking for employment opportunities elsewhere.” This quote was captured in a recent Corporate...

Be an Eco Hero - Celebrating Memorial Day Sustainably

What does it take to be an eco hero?  A green cape? Magical powers?  Maybe it's just good green intentions of reducing your carbon footprint or being mindful of our earth's resources.  I don't know about you, but I want to be an eco hero!  The...

15 Reasons to Love Bike Commuting

When people ride bikes, good things happen.  Why?  Because bike commuting is a win-win for both businesses and individuals looking to reduce costs, embrace eco awareness, and adhere to business and personal sustainability programs. In recent years,...

How to Make a Difference with Sustainability

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."  ~ Leo Tolstoy Part of the challenge around sustainability is that most think it is someone else's problem.  Consumers assign companies the responsibility of...

Each Step Counts Towards Sustainable Change

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."  --  Confucius Most of us recognize that change can be unsettling.  It can be scary, and too often it is just easier to slip back into a traditional and comfortable way of doing things. ...

The Power of Small Business to Win Big with Sustainability

Small businesses and entrepreneurship's now represent over half of worldwide employment, and this number continues to grow both in the US and globally.  With more individuals looking to become self-starters, small businesses sustainability leaders...

Why Ride a Bike to Work?

While escalating conversations on topics such as climate change, carbon legislation, energy independence, and growing consumer eco awareness generate forward eco movement for some it simultaneously creates confusion and skepticism for others.   To...

Characteristics of the Best Authentic Communications on Social Media for Sustainability

As global expectations for ‘sustainable’ businesses practices continue to intensify, many companies are beginning to view business sustainability as a key component of their long-term business planning process.  In addition, our...

Spring Clean - Responsibly

It is that time of year to begin your spring cleaning.  People across the country are breaking out the cleaning supplies and lawn equipment to give their homes and yard a fresh clean look.  In doing so, there are a few sustainability concepts...

Are You Enhancing Value through Effective 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.   The key is in value alignment.  But how can...

Personal Sustainability Reflections for the Holiday Weekend

The exploration of personal value in the ‘sustainability journey’ is a powerful motivator and it is the easiest entry point for the exploration of sustainability concepts. By focusing on personal value, the door opens to a wide range of...