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Sustainability Quadrum Introductory Orientation The requires a brief www.FeliciaChavez.com
It is four quadrants: 1 2 3 4
Each square contains a spectrum. For example: Rigor Accountability
“ Accountability” is our “base line,” or “bottom line.” Rigor Accountability
“ Rigor” is our “target,” or “top line.” Rigor Accountability
Just as with semantic differential scales…
“ Are you feeling happy?” 
“ Sad?” 
“ Neutral?” 
… Rigor and Accountability are on a scale.
Quadrant 1 applied
When we have a policy to record who purchases what, when and why, we are facilitating  accountability . Accountability RIGOR
When we go the extra mile to cross-pollinate with other organizations about products and services purchased, we are facili...
Here we regularly and in widely comprehensible language communicate our, for example, financial standing. In this way ever...
Apply the “triple bottom line” lens.
“ Triple Top Line” “ Triple Bottom Line” Ecological  Social  Economic
“ Triple Top Line” “ Triple Bottom Line” Ecological  Social  Economic
“ Triple Top Line” “ Triple Bottom Line” Ecological  Social  Economic
Combine the elements
Accountability Financial Social Ecological Ensure all departments are informed about the impact their activities have on t...
Actions to facilitate  accountability Accountability Financial Social Ecological Ensure all departments are informed about...
Actions to facilitate  rigor Accountability Financial Social Ecological Ensure all departments are informed about the impa...
Both Accountability Financial Social Ecological Ensure all departments are informed about the impact their activities have...
The other quadrants are: Rigor Accountability Public Education Transparency
The other quadrants are: Rigor Accountability Public Education Transparency Restoration Metrics
The other quadrants are: Rigor Accountability Public Education Transparency Restoration Metrics Inspiration Continuous Imp...
View  www.FeliciaChavez.com for the remainder model’s background and content.
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Sustainability Quadrum Intro

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An introduction to the "Sustainability Quadrum," developed to help organizations implement sustainability on a daily basis.

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Sustainability Quadrum Intro

  1. 1. Sustainability Quadrum Introductory Orientation The requires a brief www.FeliciaChavez.com
  2. 2. It is four quadrants: 1 2 3 4
  3. 3. Each square contains a spectrum. For example: Rigor Accountability
  4. 4. “ Accountability” is our “base line,” or “bottom line.” Rigor Accountability
  5. 5. “ Rigor” is our “target,” or “top line.” Rigor Accountability
  6. 6. Just as with semantic differential scales…
  7. 7. “ Are you feeling happy?” 
  8. 8. “ Sad?” 
  9. 9. “ Neutral?” 
  10. 10. … Rigor and Accountability are on a scale.
  11. 11. Quadrant 1 applied
  12. 12. When we have a policy to record who purchases what, when and why, we are facilitating accountability . Accountability RIGOR
  13. 13. When we go the extra mile to cross-pollinate with other organizations about products and services purchased, we are facilitating rigorous purchasing practices. Accountability RIGOR
  14. 14. Here we regularly and in widely comprehensible language communicate our, for example, financial standing. In this way everyone in the organization makes daily decisions against a background of current and comprehensive information. Accountability RIGOR
  15. 15. Apply the “triple bottom line” lens.
  16. 16. “ Triple Top Line” “ Triple Bottom Line” Ecological Social Economic
  17. 17. “ Triple Top Line” “ Triple Bottom Line” Ecological Social Economic
  18. 18. “ Triple Top Line” “ Triple Bottom Line” Ecological Social Economic
  19. 19. Combine the elements
  20. 20. Accountability Financial Social Ecological Ensure all departments are informed about the impact their activities have on the financial standing of the organization, positive and negative. Document who says what publicly as a representative of the organization, and when. Monitor impact/consequences. Document who/what/why for major decisions/purchases. Same with regard to social impact Ensure that persons making decisions with regard to materials and service use and purchase (purchase in particular) are on the lookout for the best choice environmentally. Ensure all departments are kept up to date with regard to the environmental, social, and financial impacts of the organization as a whole on the environment, society, and the economy. Same with regard to social impact Plug in to or develop info networks w/other organizations/individuals to make the most informed purchasing decisions w/regard to environmental impact. Audit Same with regard to social impact Develop a model/framework/check-list to optimally guide material and supplier purchases with regard to environmental impact. Financial Social Ecological RIGOR
  21. 21. Actions to facilitate accountability Accountability Financial Social Ecological Ensure all departments are informed about the impact their activities have on the financial standing of the organization, positive and negative. Document who says what publicly as a representative of the organization, and when. Monitor impact/consequences. Document who/what/why for major decisions/purchases. Same with regard to social impact Ensure that persons making decisions with regard to materials and service use and purchase (purchase in particular) are on the lookout for the best choice environmentally. Ensure all departments are kept up to date with regard to the environmental, social, and financial impacts of the organization as a whole on the environment, society, and the economy. Same with regard to social impact Plug in to or develop info networks w/other organizations/individuals to make the most informed purchasing decisions w/regard to environmental impact. Audit Same with regard to social impact Develop a model/framework/check-list to optimally guide material and supplier purchases with regard to environmental impact. Financial Social Ecological RIGOR
  22. 22. Actions to facilitate rigor Accountability Financial Social Ecological Ensure all departments are informed about the impact their activities have on the financial standing of the organization, positive and negative. Document who says what publicly as a representative of the organization, and when. Monitor impact/consequences. Document who/what/why for major decisions/purchases. Same with regard to social impact Ensure that persons making decisions with regard to materials and service use and purchase (purchase in particular) are on the lookout for the best choice environmentally. Ensure all departments are kept up to date with regard to the environmental, social, and financial impacts of the organization as a whole on the environment, society, and the economy. Same with regard to social impact Plug in to or develop info networks w/other organizations/individuals to make the most informed purchasing decisions w/regard to environmental impact. Audit Same with regard to social impact Develop a model/framework/check-list to optimally guide material and supplier purchases with regard to environmental impact. Financial Social Ecological RIGOR
  23. 23. Both Accountability Financial Social Ecological Ensure all departments are informed about the impact their activities have on the financial standing of the organization, positive and negative. Document who says what publicly as a representative of the organization, and when. Monitor impact/consequences. Document who/what/why for major decisions/purchases. Same with regard to social impact Ensure that persons making decisions with regard to materials and service use and purchase (purchase in particular) are on the lookout for the best choice environmentally. Ensure all departments are kept up to date with regard to the environmental, social, and financial impacts of the organization as a whole on the environment, society, and the economy. Same with regard to social impact Plug in to or develop info networks w/other organizations/individuals to make the most informed purchasing decisions w/regard to environmental impact. Audit Same with regard to social impact Develop a model/framework/check-list to optimally guide material and supplier purchases with regard to environmental impact. Financial Social Ecological RIGOR
  24. 24. The other quadrants are: Rigor Accountability Public Education Transparency
  25. 25. The other quadrants are: Rigor Accountability Public Education Transparency Restoration Metrics
  26. 26. The other quadrants are: Rigor Accountability Public Education Transparency Restoration Metrics Inspiration Continuous Improvement
  27. 27. View www.FeliciaChavez.com for the remainder model’s background and content.

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