Green Nature

"Business is the economic engine of our Western culture, and if it could be transformed to truly serve nature as well as ourselves, it could become essential to our rescue."

 

Prof. Karl-Henrik Robèrt

THE OPPORTUNITY

A sustainable business model is one that produces positive social and environmental outcomes alongside healthy financial returns.

$26 trillion climate-smart growth

"We are significantly under-estimating the benefits of cleaner, climate-smart growth. Bold climate action could deliver at least US$26 trillion in economic benefits through to 2030, compared with business-as-usual. There are real benefits to be seen in terms of new jobs, economic savings, competitiveness and market opportunities, and improved well-being for people worldwide."

Global Commission on the Economy and Climate Report 2018

In an appropriately guided economy, business would be an engine of sustainable development; not just of economic growth. This would see challenges such as inequality and climate change improve as a function of doing business.

None of us can afford to ignore the climate crisis anymore; not as individuals, not as businesses, not as communities, and not as nations. 
 
Here at Greener Matters, our mission is to get you viewing the environmental challenge through the lens of opportunity. Through that lens, we address the three pillars of profit under a new climate economy - social, environmental, and economic.

 

We believe in working together to prosper in a new world economy that looks after this planet. The issue is that most business owners and managers just don't know how... and how could they? We haven't been taught to think and act this way. This is why we're here -- to guide you through the transformation to sustainable business superhero. 

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"As many know, the Chinese expression for 'crisis' consists of two characters side by side. The first is the symbol for 'danger', the second is the symbol for 'opportunity'."

 — Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It

Because we could get angry, anxious, distressed or despairing about the climate change challenges, or we could see it as an opportunity to rip up the blueprint and start again. 

An opportunity to make EVERYTHING BETTER.


We cannot wait for governments to mandate businesses on carbon neutrality through legislation (although that's begun and will only increase). The private sector, made up of companies and organisations like yours, is now leading the way on sustainability - driven by demand from consumers, investors, shareholders, governments and employees, as well as their own desire to change for good. The reality though is that, despite the best intentions in the world, most business owners and managers have no idea where to start in the process of assessing and mitigating their company's environmental impact, nor how to prosper sustainably. 

That's where we come in. At Greener Matters, we guide businesses like yours through the process of setting and achieving sustainability goals, we do this through a six-step strategy that includes vision creation, education, evaluation, planning, implementation, measurement, re-evaluation and feedback. We do it at your pace, based on your business needs and priorities. We show you why sustainability is good for business as well as how not getting on the 'sustainability bus' earlier, rather than later, could be detrimental to your business. Changes in our socio-economic priorities and policies will swiftly change between now and 2030.

Be prepared and don't be left behind playing catch-up.