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Research shows that too many choices paralyze decision makers. As you ramp up "green" efforts with your employees, limit their options at first or roll out programs slowly to avoid overwhelming your staff as they work to make more sustainable decisions.
Enjoy this post from the SSC archives. You might think that it's helpful to provide employees with dozens of tips to help them green their home and work. But some new research about decision-making suggests that offering fewer choices may be the better option. In a recent Fast Company article, Your Choice Of Paper Towels Shouldn't Cause An Existential Crisis, author Patrick Kayser recounts his personal story of having too many ch...
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Sustainability Consulting Round-Up: Best of Our Blog for January 2016: Eco-friendly de-icing, consulting tips, and 5 sustainability tools that got our attention!
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. Eco-Friendly De-Icing Alternatives to Salt 2. 5 Tips for Staying Motivated as a Sustainability Professional When Making a Difference Seems Overwhelming ...
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Balance the big picture with small victories and new ideas to stay motivated in your sustainability leadership role.
Global climate science sometimes comes head to head with policymakers and corporations in ways that make us feel like there is no way that we, as sustainability professionals, can really ‘save the world.’ It can be difficult to keep things in perspective. But we must. If you quit, then you really have no hope of effecting change. And you’re still here, still on this planet, and you likely still need a job. So, find some internal mot...
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We hope that 2016 sees most organizations moving beyond making the case for starting work in sustainability - because it will become an accepted fact that sustainability should be central to every organization's strategy - and instead will move closer to making the case for specific, effective industry-shifting sustainability programs. Here's one industry that appears to be leading the way....
The connections between increased revenue and investment in sustainability programs are complicated. Even today, sustainability professionals continue to “make the business case” for sustainability. It’s true that sustainability programs require an investment—in staff, in reporting, in communications, in change management—and the case for making smart investments for maximum results must continue to be made. However, as we enter ...
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Welcome to 2016! If you haven't already, now is the time to get started on your organization's sustainability strategy. We've broken the process down into three simple steps. Ready? Go!
Enjoy this post from the SSC blog archives. Strategic Sustainability Consulting was invited to participate in a trade association's annual board meeting a while back to discuss what they could do on the sustainability frontier. SSC President Jennifer Woofter gave a short presentation called, “Three Steps to a Credible Sustainability Strategy.” Since the presentation was so well received, we've put together a short recap in a ser...
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What's your New Year's sustainability resolution? Whether your a consultant or a sustainability leader, it's critical to get organized and stay organized so you don't miss an important deadline.
Another new year is fast approaching. Soon it will be time to start looking back on last year's sustainability performance, assessing, reporting, and making plans. But now is the time for looking forward, and the time for making those New Year's resolutions. Here's one: work smarter in 2016. Check out this post from the SSC archives with one smart idea. In March 2012, 29 companies got caught shirking their sustainability commitments...
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SSC Releases Latest Case Study on Health Product Declaration (HPD) for a Global Commercial Interiors Manufacturer
SSC is working with Stonhard/Liquid Elements, a global leader in the manufacturing and installation of commercial interior floor, wall and lining systems, to gather data to complete the company's Health Products Declaration (HPD). The reporting requirements for manufacturers in the building industry continue to demand more detailed information, as architects, engineers, and builders continue to design structures to meet the high sta...
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Is sustainability required? Not yet. But if you start treating sustainability as a formal requirement in your organization's strategic planning processes, you'll be ready when it (inevitably) is.
It may not be the case that sustainability programs are standardized (yet ), that exact reporting methodologies are enforced across industries (yet), or even that sustainability governance issues are broadly written into law (yet), but scrutiny of company performance along sustainability measures continues to increase. As sustainability frameworks, by organizations such as the Global Reporting Initiative, Sustainability Account Stand...
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Sustainability reports evolve as your focus, direction, and impact evolves. Look for your report - like your sustainability efforts - to mature and become more sophisticated as your metrics measure your progress and identify new areas of focus.
Enjoy this post from the SSC blog archives. At Strategic Sustainability Consulting, we’ve been doing sustainability reporting for TEN years – one for each year that we’ve been in business. We’ve also helped a variety of clients produce their own sustainability reports. So we know the joys and pains involved – from both sides of the experience. A few years ago, Jennifer Woofter looked back on how SSC's own sustainability report ha...
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We love a good TED talk! Listen to this sage advice from an interstellar astronomer about how valuing what's under our feet is important than shooting for the stars.
Nothing inspires us like a good TED talk, and here’s one of our favorites. Enjoy it! About the Speaker: Lucianne Walkowicz works on NASA's Kepler mission, searching for places in the universe that could support life. About the Talk: Walkowicz spends her days looking for planets like our own, but as she does this challenging work, she us to think carefully about how we treat our own home world. In this short talk, she suggests that w...
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Tonight, we bid a fond farewell to 2015. We're sending the year off in style with our SSC New Year's Eve Blog Round Up. If you missed one of our posts, you can check out the most read stories of 2015.
Each month, we highlight some of our more popular content on the SSC blog. To wrap up 2015, here's a round-up of our most popular blog posts published this past year. These are the articles that received the most attention from our online audience. Check them out! 1. 4 Reasons Why Corporate Sustainability Reporting Might be a Waste of Time 2. 8 Steps to Becoming a Better Sustainability Consultant 3. 6 Ways to Gain Supp...
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Trying to win sustainability consulting work? Cold calling isn't the answer. Read a few tips on why it pays to use your referral network to win over skeptical potential clients.
Earlier this year we wrote about how to broaden your professional network in the small world of sustainability consulting. As you build your peer relationships, you might be thinking you’re ready to start approaching clients. Maybe not. A recent article in Harvard Business Review pushes back on the idea of a direct approach. “Persuasion researchers know that decision-makers will often place their faith less in what is being sai...
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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.