Profile

Cover photo
Strategic Sustainability Consulting
346 followers|244,196 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

 
Happy New Year! As we see some push back on #sustainability and a frustrating increase in climate change skepticism, it's time to push back from all fronts. One way to push the green agenda is to revisit the business case for strategic sustainability initiatives.
Enjoy this post from the SSC Archives. Each year we try and start fresh, assuming that our potential clients may be learning about sustainability strategy from a practical implementation standpoint for the very first time. Even though this post is from our archives, this webinar presented by, SSC President Jennifer Woofter called "The Business Case for Sustainability" presented to the DC chapter of Net Impact a few years back is a ...
1
Add a comment...
 
Telling people what to do doesn't work quite as effectively as setting norms, standards, and values that people aspire to live by. Use that to your advantage as you promote sustainability programs.
Enjoy this post from the SSC archives. It's a common problem in sustainability consulting: how do you get employees to pay attention to sustainability and integrate social and environmental considerations throughout their job responsibilities and daily behavior? New research in psychology has some insight, and we're diving in for a closer look at how focus on values and virtues can help drive organizational success. In 5 Reasons ...
1
3
Add a comment...
 
What do executives have in common with school kids? They both can be pretty picky. So we looked at approaching company executives like picky kids in a lunch line. When these tips work, you might not want to clue in the boss!
Enjoy this post from the SSC Archives. What do executives have in common with school kids? They both can be pretty picky. So when we read 6 Quick Lessons from the School Lunch Line for Pleasing Picky Customers, we realized that the tips applied equally well when trying to convince company executives to green-light a sustainability project. We've taken the article's six lessons which are listed below, and added our own commentary. ...
1
Add a comment...
 
Check out the best of our November blogs -- the most read included the ideals behind integrating total cost of ownership with your LCA for better purchasing decisions, supplier engagement, leadership, and more!
Each month, we highlight some of our more popular content on the SSC blog! In case you missed them, here's a round-up of our most popular blog posts from this past month. These are the articles that received the most attention from our online audience. Check them out! 1. Integrate Total Cost of Ownership with Your LCA to Make Sustainable Choices 2. 3 Ways to Engage Suppliers on Sustainability 3. TED Talks: Leadership –...
1
Add a comment...
 
It may not seem like women in the workforce has anything to do with reducing a carbon footprint, but when we're talking about strategic sustainability, it definitely does.
Trick question. We believe strongly in the concept of sustainability in terms of both the environmental AND social impacts of an organization's operational practice. Often we find that these two concepts are less of a dichotomy and more of a series of interconnected pieces where human factors and environmental factors blend and create causes and effects that may not have been previously expected. So, as we engage in carbon foot...
1
Add a comment...
 
Last month we made a trip to Boston for the Architectural and Engineering Expo, ABX. In addition to conducting a short survey (results in the new year!), we came across some interesting conversations. Here's one thing folks were wondering about...
Last month, we headed out to ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) to get the pulse on sustainability from the perspective of architects, engineers, builders, contractors, manufacturers, and other AEC professionals. We spoke to dozens of representatives from the more than 400 exhibitors about sustainability programs, sustainability strategy, and what they think of it all. Our conversations resulted in two really great questions: * Are A...
1
Add a comment...
 
We came across this phenomenal article from the September issue of Harvard Business Review and can't even even emphasize enough: STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND READ THIS.
Occasionally we run across an article that is so jam packed with information and application to the world of corporate sustainability that we don't want to summarize a single word. Instead, we recommend you stop what you're doing right now and read every single word of the recent article, The Elements of Value, from the September issue of the Harvard Business Review. The article's implications for how B2C companies can position thei...
1
Add a comment...
Story
Tagline
Sustainability for Every Company.
Introduction
Strategic Sustainability Consulting provides organizations with the tools and expertise they need to actively manage their social and environmental impacts. We specialize in helping under-resourced organizations implement sustainable solutions usually reserved for large, multinational companies. 
Contact Information
Contact info
Phone
202-470-3248
Email