The Three C’s of Sustainability Communications

Although business sustainability is not new, grasping sustainability concepts and its practical applications to a specific business is new to some business leaders.  It is not uncommon within our business sustainability consulting practice to be...

Tips for Improving Business Sustainability Implementation

It probably goes without saying that business leaders are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve their businesses.  One of the most dramatic exercises to reshape the entire company, from top to bottom, is to examine the processes that...

Social Media Is Taking Sustainable Innovation to the Next Level

“How has this innovation and paradigm explosion molded our culture and how can this new world be leveraged in open innovation?” Our sustainability consulting practice recalls this quote from last year in the Huffington Post article, Open Innovation...

Are You Clear on How You Define Sustainable Innovation?

Innovation strategies are progressive actions that seek out opportunities to add value.  These strategies are most often viewed as the marks of the most progressive companies.  They are defined by a shift in the way something is currently being...

Finding Your True North Star for Sustainability Communications

Many people are confused as to what sustainability means and how it applies to business.  To some, they hear the word sustainability and it means renewable energy to them.  To others it may mean organic farming practices; however, to another person,...

Tips to Enhance Your Sustainable Innovation Strategies

“Ideation is on the agenda because high performing procurement teams do it. Generating bigger and better ideas calls for CPOs to coach and mentor their staff to be bold and more. Simple techniques do work but only long term planning ensure teams...

How Social Media is a Tool for Engaging Others in Sustainability

To build an effective plan for long-term sustainability, it is important to understand that this activity involves more than just defining a vision, creating a strategy, implementing sustainability concepts, and managing the on-going processes. ...

Transparency: Can Business Sustainability Function Without It?

As the global expectation for sustainable products, services and corporate action continues to grow, many leading organizations are embracing business sustainability as a means to gain a long-term competitive advantage.  These organizations are...

Easy Steps to Green Your Home 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...

5 Green Books Worth a Read

The road to sustainability is paved with multiple small decisions, as well as, big, larger commitments.  The small choices are the ones we make every day. To support sustainable development in business, life, and the environment, you've got to get...

Tie Your Social Media Strategy to the Bottom Line

“Tipping points often occur when something intended for use by one group of people gets adopted by another. When people think about social media, and in particular Twitter, they do not normally connect it with besuited financiers. But that connection...

6 Easy Ways to Green Your Fall Fitness Routine

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...

How to Overcome Sustainable Business Innovation Hurdles

Pursuing business sustainability, by definition, means that an organization and its leadership are aware of the dynamic environment in which the company operates.  Whether incorporating sustainability concepts into an existing business plan or...

How to Be a Green Go-To-Person

What does it mean to be a green go to person?  As described in our eco friendly training, it is seamlessly integrating our personal sustainability values in all areas of our lives in such a way that it transforms our environment and gives back in...

Entry Points to a Sustainable Supply Chain

Supply Chain Management (SCM) over the past few decades has proven there to be opportunity to reduce cost and add value in the supply chain. The recent emergence of sustainable supply chain management provides the opportunity to review processes,...

How Can Sharing Help Reduce Business Sustainability Risk?

Companies around the world are feeling the pressures of rising energy, water, and the potential costs of emissions.  While business risks and costs are driving many behavior changes, leading businesses are exploring sustainability concepts to...

How Big Do You Think? Noticing the Correlation between Expectations and Results

The bigger the dream, the more you aspire to become.  Dreams are great - they inspire us. However, inspiration without eco action is only good intent.  A question to ponder is, what do you expect from yourself?  "We tend to live up to our...

Continue to Challenge Sustainable Business Misconceptions

Today, the business leaders who are proactively embracing sustainable business strategies are taking a step in the direction of detection and prevention.  They are taking the opportunity to rework traditional business practices and models to...

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 ...

Examining Component to Effect Sustainable Communication

Evidence has shown that stakeholder engagement is critical to a company’s ability to capitalize on its eco awareness, product stewardship, reputation, and overall business sustainability programs.   In addition, the rise of social media has...