We work with sustainability conscious businesses and industry sectors who wish to master the best practices of sustainability programs that include business-to-business marketing of their environmentally and socially preferable products and services. We guide and build the capacity of sustainability champions, executives and teams in the process of operationalizing sustainability management programs that support eco-efficiency and eco-innovation for cost savings, managing risks, building resilient and scalable businesses, stimulating new markets and conveying credible marketing messages. Our programs emphasize systems thinking, life cycle assessment, environmental claims and management systems, based on international (ISO) standards.
The proliferation of environmental labelling programs and eco-labels has generated confusion, hype and greenwashing in the marketplace, to the extent that buyers and consumers are becoming wary of all environmental claims. Developing your sustainability management and environmental marketing systems based on internationally recognized best practices will position your organization to lead transformation of the marketplace toward responsible production and consumption.
The impacts of climate change, resource depletion, air and water pollution, social inequity, hyperconsumerism, trade imbalances and rising costs are critical global issues for investors, insurance companies, governments, environmental and advocacy organizations and consumers– every one of us. Rising costs and increasing competition for increasingly scarce natural resources present a direct bottom-line challenge driving higher efficiencies and innovation. Societies are embracing the paradigm of responsible production and consumption within the earth’s carrying capacity.
Organizations, large and small, are systematically decreasing their consumption of energy, water and materials, reducing their greenhouse gas emissions, and generating less waste throughout the life cycle of their products, services and value chains. Compliance and risk management benefits of sustainability management programs that seek to minimize environmental impacts and enhance sociocultural wellbeing, including transparency of practices within supply chains and responsible procurement, are becoming the licence to operate and to secure the path to sustainable prosperity.
Integrated approaches to product and business sustainability go beyond incremental improvements in energy, materials and water efficiency, renewable energy technologies, emissions and waste minimization, and effective environmental, quality and health and safety management systems. Innovative business models can open up new markets and support resilient, scalable and thriving businesses.
SES programs guide you step-by-step through the process of developing and implementing credible product and business sustainability programs that improve environmental and social impacts while expanding your market, improving operational efficiencies, increasing profitability and enhancing your brand and competitive advantage.