Notes from a consultation - the Clothier

Notes from a consultation - the Clothier

Just under a year ago I was introduced to a client here in New Jersey.   When we all sat down the client was incredibly decent and warm but firm in his commitment that the company didn't have the need for me. At the urging of our mutual acquaintance we kept talking.  Over lunch we discussed everything about the company's business model: their shippers, sourcing of materials, international relations, you name it.  We started talking about how the little things can add up and I took the opportunity to mention that the best minds in the world tell us that we're in for a couple degrees rise in temperature.  The Clothier started to see that by the time the impacts are obvious that they'd be everywhere.

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Should your organization be talking about sustainability?

Do you have inside council devoted to your legal concerns?  An inside six-sigma master blackbelt for your continuous improvement?  Do you have whole departments for tax and accounting staff or social media?  Not likely.  Few companies need these services to be full-time and in-house but they do need the services.  Sustainability works the same way and tends to follow this pattern:

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