Sustainability

SustainabilityWe face pressing needs to improve economic development while promoting – rather than degrading – environmental quality and social fairness and cohesion. Progress in sustainability requires a strategic approach, understanding of complex issues and an appreciation for stakeholders’ divergent perspectives.

Services:

  • Sustainability strategy for business
  • Materiality analysis
  • Stakeholder analysis and facilitation
  • Market/business support for sustainability innovators/entrepreneurs

Sample experience:

  • Negotiated break-through in state brownfields development legislation to slow urban sprawl and encourage redevelopment in depressed urban areas, bringing together conservative legislators, environmental NGOs and major property owners.
  • Created corporate environmental program directly tied to long-term competitive advantage of the business.
  • Advised multiple industry clients on how sustainability could fit with “the business of the business,” engaging senior management and driving improvements in product development, marketing, operations, sourcing and strategic partnerships.
  • US Business Council for Sustainable Development: Executive Committee member, 2011-15; Program Director, 2015-present.
  • Charter investor and Chair of Mission Committee, Co-Creation Ventures, innovative social impact entrepreneur (parent of Stock Pot Malden).