sustainability consulting

We all know what we need to do to make our companies more environmentally friendly: use less energy, water, and paper, travel less and make less garbage. But yeah, it’s easier said than done, especially if you’re in a carbon intensive business like manufacturing or energy production.

What’s the company without a lot of time or expertise to do? Well, hire someone, of course! Who do you hire, and how do you know what to look for? Here’s the lowdown on the biggest and smallest players in the newest consulting game and how to separate the wheat from the formerly-unemployed-newly-rebranded “Sustainability Consultant.”

First, you need to know what you are looking for. Different consultants have different kinds of expertise:

Sustainable Brands Boot Camp Kicks Off: Interview With Founder, Koann Vikoren Skrzyniarz

The first online Sustainable Brands Boot Camp produced by the folks at Sustainable Life Media who convene the annual Sustainable Brands Conference kicked…

Greenhouse Gas Accountants to the Rescue!

Lost in all the talk about whether or when nations and industries will have emissions targets, is the question of who, exactly, is…

Eco-rate Aids Eco-Minded Buyers

It’s a Consumer Reports or CNET type of comparison shopping service for the eco-conscious crowd. Eco-rate is the brainchild and a labor of…

Your Fantastic Sustainability Business Plan: Four Areas of Focus

Today, many companies acknowledge that they can play a significant role in addressing climate change and sustainability in general.  Some have even begun…
feat-oct14-change

How A Sustainability “Change Agent” Workshop Works

By Deborah Fleischer, Green Impact Ever since I studied adaptive leadership with Ronald Heifetz at Harvard, I have been interested in the intersection…
feat-set25-blimp

Building an Organizational Culture of Sustainability: Employee Engagement

These days, we hear more and more that a company’s stance on social and environmental issues plays a significant role in choice of…
feat-sep18-people

Three Tips for Engaging Employees in Sustainability

Employee engagement is a growing strategy for driving performance and building competitive advantage for companies with a commitment to sustainability. “The engaged workforce…

Planet Metrics: Helping Companies Reduce Their Risk from Embedded Carbon and Energy

By Deborah Fleischer, Green Impact Planet Metrics is a relatively new start-up with a solution to help corporations model and analyze the life…

Blu Skye Sustainability Consulting – Proving the Triple Bottom Line to Big Businesses

If more people perceived the word “sustainability” to be synonymous with “wealth creation,” I imagine many of the barriers to forming a green…
feat-sep7-jobs

Green Jobs Training: Emerging Opportunities To Leverage Stimulus Dollars

A centerpiece of the stimulus package is an effort to put 3 and 4 million people back to work over the next two…
feat-sep04-governance

Building Sustainability Into Your Operations: The Importance of Governance

Driving sustainability into the operations of a company is an oft-stated goal for sustainability departments. How many times have you heard (or said!):…
feat-sep3-search

Choose the Best Sustainability Consultant for Your Company

We all know what we need to do to make our companies more environmentally friendly: use less energy, water, and paper, travel less…

Green Innovators Unconference Coming to Boston, Bay Area and Austin

Environmental Defense Fund and Ashoka are organizing three upcoming Green Innovators Unconferences in Boston, Silicon Valley and Austin. The goal of these gatherings…

Branding Sustainability: Do Good, Then Talk About It

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Branding for Sustainability conference at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. This was the…

Emerging Careers: Sustainability Consulting

Note: Fore more on Sustainability Consulting, see our special archive here. Management consultants live near the top of the economic food chain. They…