The 3 pillars of value for a 21st century-ready business are:
PEOPLE - PLANET - PROFIT
From creating a vision of your sustainably prosperous future, to bringing it into reality, we'll help you with whichever part of the process you need.
Workshops and Training
Delivery of workshops and training on a range of sustainability topics to C-Suite, management-level and employees.
Building a sustainability mindset; developing sustainability policies and embedding these strategies into the DNA of your business.
Collaboration within industry is key if we are to truly transform the public and private sectors to sustainability. We bring business leaders together to discuss, share information, collaborate, and partner. As well, we advise on reporting back to clients, customers, investors and the public.
Embedding sustainability into your business' DNA
Of the almost eight billion people on the planet, at least half live in extreme poverty with no access to essential health services. Solving these challenges would not only alleviate suffering but would also allow people to become productive members of society, ready to work and make the world a better place. Companies can ensure that these societal challenges are addressed.
We can only live and develop in a biosphere within the boundaries of our planet. We only have one, so it's important that
we take care of it.
More and more, businesses are recognising the need to respond to global pressures such as climate change, resource scarcity, and social inequalities. The concept of ‘sustainability’ is no longer confined to NGOs and activists, it is now integral to ensuring that businesses can continue to operate on a planet with finite resources. The successful businesses of the future will be those that proactively responded to the global challenges of today, taking advantage of the innovations in technology to drive impactful change and gain a competitive edge.
Sustainability in business is also not the sole responsibility of a designated sustainability manager. Instead, it needs to be integrated into business operations throughout the value chain and across every business function. We will work with you to ensure you and your team have a working knowledge of key areas of sustainability management, understand what sustainability is, why it is important from an economic, social and environmental angle, and how you and your business can go about integrating it into your operations.
From about us page
The world has reached a turning point – society can no longer ignore the science of climate change and the collapse of its natural systems. There is clear evidence that rapid action is required to reverse these dramatic trends. Reversing these trends requires recognising that the old way of defining capital for private and public sector use needs to be replaced by a new paradigm – one that emphasises the centrality of natural and social capital to the viability of businesses, and that recognises the need to invest and regenerate these capital stocks and maintain them for future generations (CISL).
We wanted to address the global environmental challenges from a place of positive action and optimism. From a place of envisioning a future that provides abundance and prosperity for all. Already, a huge wave of transformation is sweeping the globe. Businesses are responding to demands from customers, investors, and shareholders on disclosing their carbon impact figures and examining their supply chains for human rights and environmental abuses.
More and more, the private sector will have to get on board with ever-increasing environmental legislation -- and this will come thicker and faster as the clock ticks closer to 2030.
Already, more businesses are only hiring subcontractors who are B Corp certified or similar. More customers are choosing to only spend with ethical businesses. More cities will introduce measures such as clean air zones, waste disposal fees, and more, that will necessitate businesses moving to electric vehicles and managing waste more responsibly.
Failing to get green will be to the detriment of many businesses. There's a compelling business case for taking action. In the four years to 2020, firms leading action on climate change financially outperformed the global benchmark by six percent.
To put it another way, it makes great business sense to give the planet a seat on your board of directors and work helps businesses galvanise all stakeholders to embrace positive action..
Action on climate change is vital to achieving sustainable development on Earth. Firms like yours are key to global climate action and many are accepting this challenge, innovating and transforming operations through profitable business cases. But the window of time left to make significant steps in reducing greenhouse gases is short. Deep decarbonization of our economies is yet to happen, and requires further transmitted thinking and changes to the way we produce and consume products. We invite you to join the climate action and be part of the new low-carbon economy.
1. CISL (2020). Measuring business impacts on nature. Retrieved from: https://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/resources/publication-pdfs/measuring-business-impacts-on-nature.pdf.