DO YOU PERFORM LIKE A 21st CENTURY BUSINESS LEADER?
“Sustainability” is a worn out catch phrase in many circles, but in the world of finance, it’s one of the metrics that could determine who invests in your company, and who sees you as a liability. If your company is not ready to report on its sustainability initiatives, you absolutely must catch up, and Buck Consulting will help you. For over a decade, Jill Buck has been recognized as a global thought leader in sustainable business systems, and is an international featured speaker at business, public policy, and political conferences.
Sustainability, or ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance), reporting is becoming increasingly mainstream. Since the introduction of more than 100 ESG metrics to the Bloomberg Terminal in 2009, data has been gathered on more than 5,000 of the most actively traded public companies, and that data is now public to investors. Buck Consulting can help you develop procedures to:
- Lower operating costs
- Increase logistics efficiency
- Conserve energy and water
- Reduce waste and increase recycling
- Decrease packaging costs
- Minimize pollution and regulatory risks
- Verify worker safety, both on site and in remote supplier locations
- Measure and reduce your company’s carbon footprint
- Develop a sustainable supply chain
- Purchase environmentally responsible materials
- Improve government relations
Profitability through sustainability: Green Business advantages
- Save money by conserving energy, water, and fuel
- Increase profit margins by squeezing excess and waste out of their processes
- Respect the limits that finite natural resources place upon their products, and manage their supply chain accordingly
In this session, corporate leaders will learn how to create policies, programs, and the requisite corporate culture necessary to maximize long-term profitability through sustainable business operations.
Fueling the Future: Safeguarding Environmental Resources for Enduring Economic Prosperity
Economic prosperity depends on fuel, water, and electricity, as well as the necessary infrastructure and public policy to ensure reliable delivery of these resources to the economic engines in your community. In this session, we will discuss geographically-specific strategies to help policy makers consider comprehensive, affordable solutions to attract new business, and ensure existing enterprises have the resources they need to thrive.
Step-by-Step Training on ‘Greening’ Your Business
There is no one-size-fits-all solution to “going green.” Local public policy that governs recycling, waste hauling, air quality, energy and water pricing will shape your efforts to make your company more environmentally responsible. However, this session can be tailored to incorporate the policies and resources of any location, so that audience members will learn how to develop a “green” plan based specifically on their community’s environmental assets.
Creating a Culture of Conservation
There are those who think we must mandate, regulate and legislate people’s behavior in order to protect the environment, but Buck Consulting disagrees. We believe that when people are given trustworthy information and an inspiring vision of the future, they will unite in a shared commitment to conserve natural resources for generations yet to come. Learn to inspire your workplace, and create a culture of conservation.
The 5 Big “Green” Challenges of the 21st Century
Some of the biggest challenges in the 21st century will revolve around things we take for granted: clean air, clean water, and a clean food supply. Additionally, we will be challenged to develop clean energy, both to address the issue of greenhouse gas emissions and to replace an ever-diminishing supply of finite fuels like oil, coal and gas. Last but not least, in this century we will contend with the human health impact of climate change, some of which can be predicted, some of which cannot. The degree to which we successfully meet these challenges will depend greatly upon how soon we begin to develop plans to address them, and how collaborative the planning process is. In this session, we will discuss:
- How to develop measurable, meaningful environmental policies and plans
- Which company stakeholders MUST be engaged in the process, and
- How to define & quantify “success” in meeting these five challenges of the 21st century
Why Companies Should be Concerned with Energy and Water Conservation
In any given community, businesses represent a significant percentage of the overall energy and water usage. Most commercial buildings are not built with the latest energy efficient materials, and hence, consume more energy than is necessary to create optimal working conditions. Similarly, many companies are not equipped with water and energy conservation technology or policies. As a result, companies often incur unnecessarily high utility expenses that could be better applied to other operational expenses. By creating corporate communities that are committed to both energy and water conservation, we can expect multiple outcomes:
- A reduction in the overall consumption of energy and water in participating communities
- A reduction in operational dollars being spent on utilities, coupled with a requisite diversion of the utilities savings to other operational expenses
- Improved public and B2B relations
- Increased energy and water conservation literacy and appreciation among all levels of employees who participate in the conservation work of the participating companies
Improving Human Health & Performance by ‘Going Green’ in the Workplace
The EPA has found that the indoor air we breathe can be up to five times more polluted than the outside air. In recent years, much has been done to improve outdoor air quality, but much less attention has been paid to the air inside the offices in which we spend a significant part of our day. During this presentation, you will learn how to measurably improve your indoor air quality through low or no-cost solutions that will make your employees healthier, more alert and productive.
Shifting to a 21st Century Sustainable Economy
In this session, we will discuss what we can reasonably predict about the 21st century economy based on the following…
- Increased human population
- Increased global demand for energy and food
- Decreased supplies of inexpensive, easy-to-extract energy sources
- Increased competition for clean water supplies between food production, human consumption, energy production, and industrial use
Based on our assessment of the ramifications inherent in these conditions, we will collectively envision an economy that can thrive under these circumstances, and develop steps that will transform our current economy into one that can sustain civilization and the standard of living we wish to pass on to future generations.