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Green Is Good Business: Be Sustainable!


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This deck describes sustainability in residential and commercial settings. Topics include operations, structures, behaviors, products & services and community outreach related to being sustainable. Being green has never been easier to understand.

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Green Is Good Business: Be Sustainable!

  1. 1. Green is Good Business. “ Sustainability is on its way to becoming a core part of how businesses think about everything they do” – Andrew Shapiro, GreenOrder “ Ecologically responsible business practices result in significant gains for our customers, associates, and shareholders.” – Walmart infusing your business with sustainability
  2. 2. Sustainability……What? <ul><li>Being sustainable is becoming mainstream and everywhere you turn ‘experts’ offer opininons </li></ul><ul><li>There are A LOT of ways to be a better global citizen and steward of the Earth….aka ‘Being Green’ </li></ul><ul><li>As a sustainable strategy consultant, I have invested hours researching, learning and analyzing the seemingly infinite possibilities….navigating the landscape of options </li></ul><ul><li>Here is the big picture and most of the main components, of being a sustainable individual. </li></ul><ul><li>PERSON – Being sustainable in our personal lives (Residential) </li></ul><ul><li>BUSINESS – Being a sustainable business in the marketplace (Commercial) </li></ul>Sustainability can be defined in two distinct halves: “ American companies have a chance to cash in on the shift away from fossil fuels. We're going to have the largest economic transition the world has ever seen.” – Congressman Inslee, House Natural Resources and Energy Commerce Committee
  3. 3. Sustainable Person <ul><li>Behaviors – Learning & practicing conservation, recycling and efficiency techniques. Actions like recycling, carpooling, smart shopping, planning & not wasting, composting, reducing your carbon footprint, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Structures – Get insulated windows & modernized flooring, controlled thermostats, solar paneling, on demand water heaters, upgraded siding, capture rainwater, plant drought resistant and native landscapes </li></ul><ul><li>Operations – this includes eco-safe cleaning products, energy star appliances, water conserving dishwashing & laundry practices, fluorescent light-bulbs, keeping lights off in rooms that are not in use, shutting off computers at night and so on. </li></ul><ul><li>Products/Services – This means teaching our children to be stewards of the environment and learning environmentally friendly behaviors from us. It also means buying products & services for our household (like dry-cleaning, housekeepers, painting, etc) that are earthly friendly and safe for our health </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach – This includes where you donate money or items, if you do community service for the environment (beach clean-up for example), how you give back to the improvement of the planet. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sustainable Business <ul><li>Behaviors – Learning & practicing conservation, recycling and efficiency techniques. Actions like recycling, carpooling, smart shopping, planning & not wasting, composting, reducing your carbon footprint, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Structure – Consider moving into a LEED approved building (meets green building standards) or retro-fitting current commercial space with green features (eco-roof, solar panels, rain capture, natural lighting, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Operations – This includes every aspect of your business operations. Turning machinery off at night, fluorescent blubs, recycling paper/ reducing paper waste, streamlining manufacturing or business processes to be more efficient, electronic document management, employee re-training, sustainable supply chain and more </li></ul><ul><li>Products/Services – This requires changing the business dramatically to produce sustainable products (like oil companies investing in geo-thermal or biofuels, or a paint company making low VOC, safe paint instead of the carcinogenic, cheaper kind) or to provide sustainable services (Killpack Group’s green strategy consulting business, or Estco doing sustainable property renovation projects) </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach – Supporting environmental causes with corporate matching contributions, volunteerism focusing on sustainable causes and behaviors, involving your company in enviro-friendly political initiatives. Being an active part of the solution, not continuing to ignore the problem </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Value of Being Green Marketplace & Shareholders : Attract new consumers & employees through a green-centric corporate strategy while increasing shareholder value by reducing costs, improving your corporate image and helping preserve global resources. Talent & Employees : Increase employee retention, loyalty and trust. Attract talent with long term commitment to sustainable initiatives. Enhance HR systems help transform current employees to adopt new behaviors. Operations & Environment : Lead your industry competition in best sustainable practices. Reduce operating costs, energy consumption and your company’s carbon footprint. Operational & Environmental Impact Sustainable Strategy Talent Management & Retention Marketplace & Shareholder Perception
  6. 6. The Big Picture Something for every business : There are several ways to approach sustainability, depending on industry, facility, employee size and budget. Understanding all the options and your business goals, enables us to customize the most desirable sustainable strategy for your company. /// <ul><li>Re-Used </li></ul><ul><li>Products </li></ul><ul><li>Compost </li></ul><ul><li>Textiles </li></ul><ul><li>Waste </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Conservation </li></ul><ul><li>New Options </li></ul>Your Sustainable Business!! <ul><li>Renewable </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Wind </li></ul><ul><li>Solar </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Employee Behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Changing Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Conservation& Recycling </li></ul><ul><li>Performance Metrics </li></ul><ul><li>HR Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Green </li></ul><ul><li>Building </li></ul><ul><li>LEED </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>Bio-Fuels </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Polluting </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why Killpack Group <ul><li>Blue Shield of California </li></ul><ul><li>Kaiser Permanente </li></ul><ul><li>Goodwill Industries </li></ul><ul><li>Largest US Medical Insurer </li></ul><ul><li>Planned Parenthood </li></ul><ul><li>PhD in Industrial & Organizational Psychology – study of people behaviors in the workplace, and work systems involved in employee behavior management, change and coaching </li></ul><ul><li>Specialty in Work Motivation – leverage these techniques into all change management initiatives and implementing employee adoption </li></ul><ul><li>Property Management Energy Consultant during the 2000 Energy Crisis of California </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Renovations & Project Management on 5 residential properties </li></ul><ul><li>Support and Implement recycling efforts in client employees during software projects </li></ul><ul><li>Global consulting experiences have provided worldwide view of desired green behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Strong talent in change strategy, mgmt & leadership coaching, process redesign, employee transformation and training: helping people recognize what is valuable & where to target effort </li></ul><ul><li>Proven track record of successful results </li></ul>Experience & Professional Focus <ul><li>More than a decade of client project experiences, including global giants: </li></ul><ul><li>Accenture </li></ul><ul><li>Aflac Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Chevron </li></ul><ul><li>JetBlue Airways </li></ul><ul><li>Trend Micro Software </li></ul>Resume Highlights <ul><li>Full Spectrum of Consulting Services, based on client need: </li></ul><ul><li>Current Sustainability Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation Plans for selected Sustainable initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Employee focused change management activities </li></ul><ul><li>Metrics for tracking performance and behavior adoption </li></ul>Scope of Services
  8. 8. Call to Action <ul><li>Are interested in being sustainable but not sure how? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have ideas for making your business more sustainable, but need help beginning the process? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have real estate projects in mind that need a sustainable project manager? </li></ul><ul><li>Does your business have some green initiatives started, but need support getting them implemented? </li></ul><ul><li>CALL TODAY FOR YOUR 2-HOUR CONSULTATION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Killpack Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhancing Human Potential at Work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone: 971-998-3220 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul>