Establishing a New Fortune 500 Corporate Sustainability Office
Situation: Under increasing pressure from private equity owners, the CEO of a $4.5B software and technology services company with 17,000 employees operating in 30 countries takes a bold step to establish the company’s first Office of Sustainability.
Transformation of an International Ocean Conservation Organization
Situation: A UN-supported intergovernmental organization leading sustainable development of oceans across 14 countries and 7 million km2 of sea area in East Asia needs to transform from a 20-year donor-supported project to a financially sustainable, country-driven institution.
Creating an Innovative Strategy for Reporting on Responsible Investment in Farmland
Situation: A $32B financial services company with global investments in agriculture looked to stay ahead of growing concerns about the sustainability of agricultural assets.
Building a Facility to Enhance Investments in Blue Economy in East Asia
Situation: Countries in East Asia and international donors were seeking to strengthen investment by the private sector in blue economy and sustainable development of oceans and coasts.
Readying One of the World’s Largest Technology Companies for a Flagship Product Launch
Situation: One of the world’s largest software companies needed to prepare a workforce of 12,000 employees, from technical consultants to sales to support staff, to be ready for the global launch of one of its core products.
Addressing Land Use Concerns in the Largest US National Park
Situation: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska, the largest national park in the United States, needed a strategy to address trespassing on indigenous lands by offering alternative user access to a popular headwater tributary to the famous Copper River.
Turnaround of Training Programs for Utility Energy Management
Situation: An innovative energy operations technology company offering software that was a pre-curser to smart grid technology was experiencing increasing complaints about the quality of its week-long core training program for operators at some the largest utilities in the US.