​​​​Sustainable Development

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Sustainable Development – A Balancing Act

Sustainable development is our core belief.

In all our work, both internally and for clients, we strive to balance environmental impacts, financial success, and social responsibility. In our view, overemphasis of any one of the core sustainability principles leads to undesired and unforeseen results.

We see enterprise risk management (ERM) as a parallel process that serves to improve and enhance sustainable development. Through ERM we can balance hazard, operational, financial and strategic risks, in much the same way we approach sustainability. We can apply ERM to the same range of issues that we generally contemplate in traditional sustainability work, and address these issues through a risk lens that is often more familiar to key decision-makers that confront these issues on a daily basis.

We offer a range of sustainability services. We can help organizations establish or improve sustainable development policies and procedures. Generally, we emphasize extensive consultation with internal and external stakeholders to identify methods that truly balance the interests of the company, those of its stakeholders, and the environment. To this end, we use a variety of techniques, usually founded on a weighted decision analysis that explicitly works to balance competing objectives.

We can help you consult with your key stakeholders, identify approaches to balance competing interests and formulate sustainability plans that promote the long-term success of your organization.

In our work, we emphasize pragmatic and cost-effective strategies that build on your existing processes, only adding new systems as necessary, and tweaking policies and procedures to reflect a cohesive sustainability policy. In the end, sustainable development is successful when fully integrated into the culture of the organization. We achieve this by being sensitive to that culture. We can work with you to develop sustainability programs that will truly work for your organization.

If you wish to discuss your organization’s sustainable development objectives, please contact us.