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...

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,...

Reciprocity: A Best Behavior To Have with Social Media Engagement

It’s easy to see why Why Smart Marketers Use Social Media for Green Business Branding. Social media engagement enables: Building better relationships with partners, prospects and customers. Attracting prospective customers and compressing sales...

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...

Online Sustainability Communities - Meeting Points for CSR Engagement

“For years, standard corporate practice has been to invest and develop Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability programs with minimal engagement of those they materially affect — customers, suppliers, employees, local communities, investors...

Building Sustainability Trust on Social Media Matters and Here’ How to Do It

The  post, Social Media as Value Creation for Sustainable Businesses, addresses how active engagement and dialog with stakeholders cannot be overlooked when creating shared value for sustainability communications.  However, how can social media...

Harness the Power of Sustainable Business Storytelling

As consumers, employees, businesses, communities, and non-government organizations increasingly question the responsible actions businesses are taking to addressing their social and environmental impacts, they want to see transparent, more credible...

The Role Green Teams Play in Advancing Sustainability

In addition to executive management playing a critical role in the success of a company, business sustainability requires leadership across the entire organization.  While management may ultimately carry the responsibility of sustainable...

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: ...

What Are the Keys to Effective Sustainability Communication?

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...

Do You Have Zombies in Your Sustainable Business Plan?

As we all evaluate the range of possible futures in these economic times, there is little debate that business sustainability is on the leading edge of strategic thinking. Every day we find more and more leading businesses taking proactive action to...

8 Magic Sustainability Spells to Cast this Halloween

Looking to cast some magic this Halloween but need a little help?  Maybe a love potion would do the trick!    Perhaps a magic spell?  As a green living consultant, I've been known to cast a little magic of my own.  In my sustainability consulting,...