Our ServicesWe work with our clients to integrate more sustainable practices into every stage of their value chain. Some examples of how we support our clients are as follows:
Prove the Business CaseWe assist in the development of a strong business case for sustainability and greater corporate responsibility, helping to answer the questions:
What is sustainability?
Why is it important to business?
How will the organization’s stakeholders benefit from it?
How will it be addressed?
We guide an organization’s executives and internal resources in developing compelling arguments for sustainability and greater corporate responsibility, which will help to galvanize broad-based support for the initiative within the organization.
Develop A Sustainability Strategy & Align the Organization
- We meet each organization ‘where it is’ and assist leaders to develop a sustainability vision, strategy, set of guiding principles, and a detailed implementation plan.
- We help assess the current level of sustainability in its operations.
- We assist identification of areas where greatest exposure to risk exists.
- We help spot best opportunities for early wins so that immediate impacts on revenues, expenses, and market share can be demonstrated and used to sustain focus and support for the initiative.
- We assist the responsible persons in planning how the organization can best integrate sustainability upstream and downstream in its industry value chain, in alignment with and supporting the organization’s current vision, mission, and success factors.
Support Implementation of Sustainability Strategies
- We guide senior teams to prioritize the organization’s initiatives and provide ongoing consulting support throughout the implementation of sustainability strategies and plans.
- We build the organization’s internal capability so that sustainability thinking becomes woven into the fabric of the organization.
- Services range from comprehensive executive planning, to process facilitation, to employee education, to operational implementation.
- We also provide technical advisory service to address challenges as they arise.
Results Measurement, Reporting and CommunicationsIt is essential to effectively measure the impact and progress of actions designed to improve sustainability and corporate responsibility. As financial and strategic benefits accrue from successful implementation, they can be effectively communicated both inside the organization to motivate employees and externally to enhance brand and corporate reputation. To this end, Sustainability Partners assists clients to develop effective measurement systems and communication strategies, including the creation of corporate sustainability reports.
Other ServicesIn addition to the services described above that are geared to specific sustainability and corporate responsibility initiatives, we offer a number of other services:
- Keynote Presentations on Topics Supporting Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development.
- Development and Verification of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Performance Indicators
- Global Best Practices Reporting and Benchmarking
- Teaching in Graduate Education Programs
- Client Conferences/Knowledge Exchange
- Open Enrollment Training Programs, Seminars and Workshops (Half day – Full day – Multi-day)
- Virtual Learning Space for Knowledge and Best Practice Sharing
- Education of In-house Sustainability Practitioners
- Hosting Executive Round Tables
- Annual reviews of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Program Effectiveness