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...

Unlock the Value of Your Local Business Community

Most companies today recognize, at least at a the high-level, the consequences and negative impacts of their choices on the communities in which they conduct their day-to-day business.  Some also employ outreach programs designed to make a...

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...

8 Fabulous Resources for the Greenest Holiday Season Ever!

Inspiration, sharing, and joy are qualities that make the holidays magical.  The holidays are also a time of fun gatherings among family, friends, and neighbors. While you may be looking forward to your holiday parties, if you are like many, the...

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...

Creating Value Alignment with Stakeholders around Sustainability

Do you experience business sustainability resistance within your organization?  Do you feel like sustainability concepts are working against the flow?  The direction of resistance is often directly related to the source of new ideas, the nature...

Personal Sticky Points - How to Move Past Good Intentions to Eco Action

Many in the field, including our own sustainability consulting practice, are in agreement that the gap between awareness and action represents the biggest business sustainability opportunity today.  In contrast, the majority of project implementation...

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...

Exploring Personal Value in Your Sustainability Journey

Life presents each of us with a multitude of paths that can lead to a more sustainable lifestyle.  These options are usually right there waiting to be explored if we choose to take the opportunity.  Our sustainability consulting practice likes...

Making Purchases Count - Organic and Fair Trade - What it Means and Why it Matters

Perhaps the green movement has caught your attention and you'd like to get on board but don't know where to begin. Two commonly used terms are organic and fair trade.  As an entry point to green living, exploring what organic and fair trade mean can...

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...

What You Need to Know about Social Media Engagement for Sustainability

One of the great challenges facing sustainability, especially business sustainability, is the ability to measure success. The other challenge, is communicating that success in meaningful, relevant ways to interested stakeholders.  As adoption of...

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...

Steps to Develop a Sustainable Innovation Organizational Structure

"There are three challenges that stand in the way of innovation and growth: lack of available talent, the need for business models more accommodating to innovation, and protectionist reflexes. Executives agree that greater efforts at collaboration...

Invoke Your Sustainability Superpowers! Here's How!

Super powers are cool.  They  invoke the imagination of superhuman qualities capable of tacking any challenge and succeeding. In many ways, the call for sustainability invokes the better qualities of us as humans.  If we were to have sustainability...

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...