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Smart Innovators: Specialist Sustainability Consultants 2010 (US)

Date: 06 August 2010

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11 pages, 5 figures

Executive Summary

During the last five years the breadth and complexity of sustainable business strategies have increased significantly. At the same time, Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs), their executive colleagues and strategy directors face new challenges in areas such as risk identification, stakeholder engagement, renewable energy investment and innovation for sustainability or cleantech markets. Verdantix selected the specialist sustainability consulting market in the US for a Smart Innovators report because CSOs, energy directors and general managers require expert advice to succeed in conquering new challenges. This report outlines sample challenges and provides examples of engagements delivered by 15 specialist sustainability consultants headquartered in the US, to help CSOs and directors shortlist specialists when facing sustainable business strategy issues.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEW SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES REQUIRE ADVISORY SERVICES
Firms Need Help With Multiple Sustainability Initiatives

INTRODUCING SPECIALIST SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTING FIRMS
How Specialist Sustainability Consulting Firms Resolve Client Challenges

WHY SPECIALISTS OFFER DIFFERENTIATED ADVICE
Specialists Offer Value Based On A Vision For Sustainable Business

TABLE OF FIGURES

Figure 1a. Specialist Sustainability Consultants Customer Examples
Figure 1b. Specialist Sustainability Consultants Customer Examples (continued)
Figure 2. Specialists Differentiate Themselves With A Strong Vision For Sustainability
Figure 3a. CSOs Should Select Advisors According To Their Expertise
Figure 3b. CSOs Should Select Advisors According To Their Expertise (continued)

COMPANIES MENTIONED

Allianz, Armstrong World Industries, AT Kearney, AT&T, Autodesk, BAE Systems, Bank of America, BASF, Baxter, Booz & Co, Blu Skye, BNSF, BP, Burt’s Bees, Carnival Corporation, Cascadia, Chevron, Cisco, City of Cleveland, ClearCarbon, Disney, DOMANI, Dow Chemicals, Ecolens, Eddie Bauer, Emergent Ventures International, ERM, Esty Environmental Partners, Exelon, FedEx, Five Winds International, GE, General Motors, Google, GreenOrder, HP, Hines, HOK, IBM, International Copper Association, International Finance Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, Karbone, LRN, Mercedes Benz, MetaVu, News Corporation, Pepsi Co, SAS Institute, Seattle City Council, Seattle Mariners, Shaw Industries, Starbucks, Starwood, Source 44, Sony Pictures, SustainAbility, Sympliciti, The Coca-Cola Company, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Wal-Mart, WellPoint, Xcel Energy, YRG Sustainability