Month: May 2014

The Many Shades of Green: Defining the Different Types of Business Sustainability


So, you have decided to become a sustainable organization?!

Great, but what does that mean? A little bit sustainable or truly sustainable, or something that works for you right now somewhere in between?

Kathy Miller addressed in her blog last month the challenges of an organization to implement an ambition to become a sustainable company. These are manifold and considerable and deserve significant attention. It is after all, the “implementation gap” that mostly gets in the way of a nice vision and the often-disappointing achieved reality. I very much appreciated her shifting our conversation from the individual to the organizational level, and to point out the need for coherence in an organizational culture. Her SCALA employee survey tool offers a great way for companies to understand where they stand in terms of sustainability, highlighting future challenges and opportunities to embrace.