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Sustainability Consulting Process

How does your organization maintain it’s competitive edge in a changing economy? And what does this mean for your bottom line?

Is your organization losing top talent to your competitors?  At Future Strategies, we help YOUR business realize increased profit margins by 51 – 81% over a 3-5 year period as a direct result of investing in sustainability strategies.

Prosperity returns are realized in the following ways:

  • Increased revenue and market share
  • Brand recognition
  • Engaged, productive and committed employees
  • Cost savings on waste, water and energy expenditures from efficiency
  • Cost savings from decreased attrition costs
  • Reduced risks
  • Future market value impact and returns
  • Positive lasting meaning

We help your organization realize these profit margins by delivering our See Change, Measure Change, and Leverage Change suite of services delivering you a full Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) plan.

See Change

A Awareness — Do you know where your business will be in the future and how you’ll maintain your competitive edge? Future Strategies has a comprehensive plan for getting company wide buy in around its vision for success?

  • Understanding Organizational Resilience – science based principles for sustainability
  • Visioning and goal setting

Measure Change

B Baseline assessment – Where is your business now relative to where it wants to go?

  • SWOT analysis

C Creative solutions – Creating company buy-in

  • Action planning

D Down to action

  • Prioritization

Leverage Change

E Engagement strategy – how to ensure your plan for the future gets implemented

  • Employee engagement
  • Sustainability reportingProjects:
    • The Leverage Lab
    • Peer Mentorship Exchange

 

See change + Measure change + Leverage change = ABCDE Methodology

methodology
Imagery adapted from The Natural Step.

See Change

(A) Awareness
Do you know where your business will be in the future and how you’ll maintain your competitive edge? Future Strategies has a comprehensive plan for getting company wide buy in around its vision for success? Identifying the vision for success is often the greatest challenge as there are so many certifications and buzz-words out there.  Moving towards something that has not been defined and made a strategic priority can be tricky. Future Strategies offers the client a science-based understanding of the sustainability challenges facing society today. Together we learn how to think in systems while developing a common language for understanding and operationalizing sustainability. This methodology takes organizations from a take-make-waste philosophy to a borrow-use-return philosophy around value creation. Together we will revisit your company’s core purpose, core values, embedding sustainability into its language. Sustainability becomes central to the organizations success. Employees, and stakeholders will become clear about your organizations objectives and commitments to success into the future. A new age in business requires a fresh outlook on where it is going.

Can be purchased alone but recommended as a part of the larger ABCDE process.

Measure Change

(B) The Baseliner – SWOT
Do you know where your organization is now relative to where it wants to be in the future? This process will help your organization develop a common understanding of its strengths, weaknesses, as well as its opportunities, and threats. This process is called developing a baseline and it will help you get clarity about where you are today relative to where you want to go in the future.

Can be purchased alone however it is recommended as a part of the larger ABCDE process.

(C) Creative solutions – Creating company buy in developing an Action Plan
Do you have an action plan to get your business to where it wants to be in the future? Now that you have established where you are and where you want to go, together we will cultivate solutions and brainstorm ways in which to get there by creating employee buy in along the way. Employees participate to discover options both big and small that will bring your organization closer to your defined success. Future Strategies uses strategic planning tools to categorize action items into a short term, mid term and long term game plan.

A and B steps are a prerequisite to the C step. This step can not be purchased alone.

(D) Down to actionPrioritization
Do you know how to prioritize actions that save and make your organization money? This workshop will give your organization the tools necessary to make smart choices and decide on which actions to conduct first, and which ones are better to save for later.

A, B, and C steps are a prerequisite to the D step

Leverage change

(E) Internal Employee Engagement
Once you have an action plan, do you know how to engage your employees around it? Often companies work hard to develop a sustainability plan that ends up sitting on the corner of someone’s desk. Future Strategies specializes in creating engagement plans around specific objectives taking entire organizations from concept level to reality. Your engagement plan drives your internal and external reporting allowing your organization to measure and be transparent about it’s success relative to its goals.

This can be purchased alone for organizations that have a strategy to implement, however it is recommended as a part of the larger ABCDE process.

 

Would you like your organization to realize
profit increases of 51-81% over 3-5 years?

Take the sustainability assessment