Values, Culture, Leadership, Strategy, that Generate Resilience and Innovation Require:
Values that are ethically resilient under pressure - not just preventing corruption but guidance for the future.
A robust culture in alignment with the planet that's flexible, innovative and evolving.
Leadership that resonates, is visionary and co-creative.
A strategy grounded in Sustainable Intelligence.
A structure and design that does not thwart ethical behavior, but facilitates it.
Empowered employees who have a natural inclination to serve.
Sustainability Using Nature's Wisdom
Ray Anderson, CEO of Interface Carpets
Learning to Use the Wisdom of Nature
Are you the person in charge of making your company sustainable?
You are a pioneer and you have taken on an awesome job! This multi-faceted opportunity requires you to be:
A change agent
Knowledgeable about all aspects of sustainability
A strategic thinker
A champion and role model
That's a tall order for anyone. Chances are you've been pulled from your area of expertise (marketing, manufacturing, IT) and been given a chance of a lifetime because of your interest in sustainability. Congratulations!!! We are here to help! We understand all aspects of your challenge with over 15 years in bringing change to organizations from start ups to Fortune 50 and over 30 years of expertise in all things sustainable, we are uniquely positioned to support your success.
Right now you have the ear of your leadership as everyone tries to figure out how to address marketplace demands and potential compliance issues. These are critical issues and the planet needs to have us cut our energy use and carbon emissions ASAP. However, once the panic subsides these issues become tactics and the strategic impact that becoming sustainable offers will be lost.
We start from the strategic issues and incorporate the energy, water and carbon tactics to make sure that your company will get the most out of your sustainability initiatives. Done right sustainability can revolutionize your organization and if you are one of the early adopters you can make an incredible impact on your industry and become a leader.
What does it mean to be sustainable?
Sustain means to hold in existence; prolong, according to Webster’s New World dictionary. The planet has been around for 4.6 billion years, there’s been life for 3.7 billion years and we have been here for less than 200,000. How does another 200,00 years sound? Think we can do it? What would it look like – another 200,00 years from now? Can we get there from here? Can we get there living as we are living now? Since the planet has over 3.5 billion years of experience more than we have, perhaps she has a few things to teach us.
To slow down the Earth’s changes we must reduce our energy use and learn to manage our resources much better! Doing so will give us breathing time and is the first step to ensuring our longevity. At Ethical Impact L3C it is our intention to begin the process of learning the planet’s secrets and applying them to business. This brings that 3.7 billion years of R&D into your boardroom and not only saves you money, but the elegance of Earth’s solutions can improve your business in more ways than you can imagine. There is nothing more elegant that Mother Nature’s processes and solutions! She doesn't create something that nothing can eat; everything has it’s place, change is constant, easy, and dynamic; and innovation is her middle name. Your business can be this way too!
Our Unique Approach to Sustainability
Everywhere you look companies are jumping on the bandwagon and going Green! This is an exciting time to be in business. The commonality, in almost instances, is the intense focus on carbon, energy and water. If 350 ppm of carbon dioxide is were we need to be to minimize the Earth’s temperature changes; and if we are currently at 392 ppm, then this is definitely the first order of business, and we can help with that.
For Ethical Impact L3C biding our time is not enough and while the cost savings are great, achieving zero waste through exceptionally good total resource management, brings even larger financial rewards. There are other lessons from nature that can impact your structure, design, product development, strategic alliances and so much more, that you would be foolish to stop at energy management! Working with us to integrate natures thinking into your strategic planning means you can revitalize, monetize and authorize the naturalizing of your business and profit without having to moralize or be scandalized about them – instead, perhaps you’ll be lionized.
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