Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability / Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) / Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Communications

Companies integrating sustainable practices and innovations into their business strategy understand how sustainability contributes to their bottom line. In addition to increasing cost savings through reduced waste and resource efficiency, sustainable thinking and practices often pave the way to innovations, new markets and improved branding. A key piece of the sustainability integration strategy is communications.

True to the origins of my business, I provide a range of communications services to organizations integrating environmentally sustainable and socially responsible practices into their business strategy.

Drawing on my broad subject matter knowledge, research consulting experience, training experience and background in  business and environmental journalism, I can support you with a range of sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) materials and instructional resources, including:

·         Sustainability (ESG) reports

·         Stakeholder engagement materials

·         Briefing documents / position papers /fact sheets

·         Information kits and resource guides

·         Case studies

·         Risk communications materials

Please contact me to find out how I can help you with your sustainability/ESG communications.

Work Samples

The following are samples of my work that deal with a variety sustainability topics – marketing/communications, energy, innovation, reporting, accounting, investing and human resources:

Articles

Selling Green, CMA Management, July/August 2006

Disciplined Vision CMA Management, August/September 2005 (article on using the organizational learning disciplines to drive breakthrough sustainability innovations)

The NEXT Sustainability Wave: Building Boardroom Buy-In  by Bob Willard, CMA Management, August/September 2005 (book review) 

 

 

Transformation  The Toronto Star, March 20, 2004 (article on brownfields redevelopment)

Kyoto Capital CMA Management, July 2003

Final Garbage Frontier: Recycling the Dump Itself The Toronto Star, June 23, 2003

Sustainable Development and Your Portfolio Benefits Canada, December 2002

Beyond the GAAP CMA Management, July 2002 (article on triple bottom line reporting)

Do Green Firms Mirror the Markets? The Toronto Star, June 3, 2002 (article deals with history of corporate social responsibility)

Spreading the Word: Communicating Corporate Sustainable Development Initiatives CMA Management, July/August 2000

Book Chapters (Peer Reviewed)

 

Chapter in Energy and the Environment: Challenges and the Future (2007). (Eds. Anshuman Khare and Joel Nodelman) My chapter “Energy Conservation: The Interim Solution” can be found on page 169.

 

Chapter in Emerging Dimensions of Environmental Sustainability: A Canadian Perspective of Innovative Practices (2005). (Ed. Anshuman Khare) My chapter “Environmental Sustainability Through Human Intellectual Capital” can be found on pages I.59 – I.79.

 

Reports

Dupont Canada 2002 Sustainable Growth Report