We work with you to help make your business more sustainable; identifying risks and opportunities, focusing on the things that matter and helping you define your approach (strategy) and practical changes at an operational level (implementation).
For millennia we have used the world's natural resources to sustain us but it's only logical that these resources are finite. Scarcity leads to price rises, hardship and sometimes war. It also leads to increased efforts to find new resources, often with further consequences.
Our increasing and inefficient use of resources has knock on effects including climate change, loss of biodiversity, pollution, poor health and poverty – these in turn exacerbate each other.
The scale of the environmental/social challenge is enormous. We need to fundamentally change the ways things are done to achieve sustainable development. This will need to go beyond resource efficiency to changing the way things are used and made; cradle-to-cradle processes, dematerialisation, product to service etc.
Single organisations rarely achieve global change. Responding to these issues requires focus first upon what you control (your products, services and operations) and then what you depend upon (resources, energy, partners and suppliers). In addition, it also involves what you influence through relationships, leadership and innovation.
The changes you may be able to make might be incremental (how you do things) or more major (the things you do).
Examples might include your very approach to business, specific projects or products, behavioural change programmes, changes to your value chain, alterations to performance management or governance. Learn more about business evolution >>
Contributing to a more sustainable future will bring a range of benefits. In the short term you will benefit from enhancement of your CSR credentials, meeting and moving ahead of pressures from regulators and stakeholders and finding efficiency-based cost savings too.
Long term benefits include enhanced stakeholder and investor support, lower risks in your value chain, enhanced brand and reputation, better employee relations and knowing you are doing the right thing for our children and grandchildren.
We also work extensively in sustainability R&D, with companies, universities and NGOs and can bring the benefit of this experience to you.