Sustainability Integration Program

Sustainability Integration Program

Peer Advisory Group

 

The Sustainability Integration Program is a network for professionals working to advance sustainability through services, products or organizational design in business, philanthropies, non-profits, municipalities, or other organization contexts.

 

This program is available to Executives, Directors, Business Owners and Entrepreneurs in organizations with shared core values, seeking reliable and actionable advice from a trusted community of results driven leaders.  Through peer group discussions participants gain perspectives and share expertise with others who have faced similar challenges and broaden their exposure across a range of sustainability issues.

 

Applications for 2019 are available September 1st and are due no later than December 15, 2018.  Focus group is limited to 12 participants from a variety of diverse organizations.  Additional applications will be reviewed as space becomes available in the program.  Request an application.

 

Group members learn how to improve organizational performance and reach organizational goals to achieve their vision, with support from high caliber business leaders, subject matter experts and experienced conveners and facilitators.

 

 

“This program provides thoughtful discussion to challenge your thinking to become a more effective leader and decision maker while being held accountable by yourself and group members in a trusting environment.”

Sustainability Integration Program Outcomes

  • PEER TO PEER work sessions, sharing best practices, team building activities, expert speakers, and peer accountability.
  • ADULT LEARNING TECHNIQUES, complexity science, systemic thinking and critical thinking applications will be used throughout to enable you and your organization to successfully muscle your way through the most complex sustainability challenges and problems.
  • Develop NEW NETWORKS with mentors from outside your organization.
  • Set PERFORMANCE GOALS for your organization and metrics to measure them.
  • Advance beyond sustainability to REGENERATIVE DEVELOPMENT through expert guidance and inquiry.
  • Develop customized strategic approaches to SUPPORT INTERNAL SUSTAINABILITY AND EXTERNAL BRAND ELEATION AND DIFFERENTIATION within and outside your organization.
  • Growth, progress and insight both PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY.

Working Group Sessions Explore Topics like:

  • Sustainability Reporting and Frameworks
  • Implementation Techniques
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Financial and Social Return on Investment
  • Sharing the Sustainability Story, Marketing
  • Leadership
  • Sustainability Management Systems
  • Issue Processing and Best Practices
  • Accountability and Supply Chain
  • All topics are explored in a non-competitive and confidential environment

Program Facilitation – Guided by Experience

 

The professional facilitation of peer roundtables, workshops and individual coaching results in candid discussion and practical advice.  The confidential setting and third-party perspective allows for a true exchange of ideas and observations that leaders need to hear.

 

The Sustainability Integration Program will provide you with an experienced group of advisors and a seasoned facilitator – who can offer you advice, feedback, and critical thinking around the challenges you all share in common.

 

Each session is facilitated by Edward Quevedo, Director of Regenerative Design, The Foresight Lab. The Lab is a collaborative advisory and creative agency composed of educators, policy innovators, international diplomats, social entrepreneurs, sustainability practitioners, and non-profit leaders working together to build the New Regenerative Economy (NRE). The New Regenerative Economy is a fundamental reframing of the conventional consumer economy, grounded on integrity, sufficiency, social justice, and ecological regeneration, rather than consumption, exploitation, and the destruction of ecosystems in the relentless pursuit of profit. Read Ed’s Full Bio.

 

Co-facilitated by Sara Olsen, CEO and Founder of  SVT Group, which works to improve how businesses assess impact and social value while creating direct streams of previously hidden value for organizations.  Sara is also an adjunct faculty member at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey. With SVT and in adjunct faculty member roles, Sara has trained some 6,000 individuals in-person in impact management skills. SVT is a “best for the world” certified B Corporation that designs and implements systems to measure, manage and communicate social and ecological impact. Read Sara’s Full Bio.

 

The role of the facilitator is to chair the meetings, keep meetings on time and on point, ensure there is strong motivation behind the group, help each member understand one another’s unique contribution, and deliver the outcomes each member is striving for as part of their being involved.