Introducing Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors LLC

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Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors LLC is a New York-based consulting firm providing advice and training on the intersection of sustainability and business to companies throughout the product supply chain.

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Introducing Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors LLC

  1. 1. Building Sustainable Businesses
  2. 2. The Firm’s Mission © Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors, LLC 100 Park Avenue Suite 1600 / New York, NY 10017 / 212-343-1006
  3. 3. Building Sustainable Businesses  The Need Companies are choosing to or being required to take action to address environmental and social dimensions of their business activity. What is driving this? • Stakeholder demands • Regulations • Reporting requirements • Risk management protocols  Our Mission and Strategy The Firm provides expert advice and assistance to help companies build sustainable businesses. It does this through: • Consulting services, ranging from assessments to implementations • Training services, ranging from tools-focused to enterprise strategy information • Coaching services, aimed at mid- and senior-level managers who need access to subject matter expertise • Software tools to assist in data collection, analysis and reporting © Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors, LLC.
  4. 4. Core Capabilities © Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors, LLC 100 Park Avenue Suite 1600 / New York, NY 10017 / 212-343-1006
  5. 5. Sustainability Expertise  Risk Assessment and Mitigation • Environmental Impacts • • • • • Environmental Responsibility Greenhouse gases/energy Water Chemicals and Toxins Waste Social Impacts • Human rights • Labor rights  Brand Value Creation  Data Analysis and Management Human Rights and Labor Rights Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors, LLC.  Reporting
  6. 6. Senior Staff © Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors, LLC 100 Park Avenue Suite 1600 / New York, NY 10017 / 212-343-1006
  7. 7. Robert Kuhn, Senior Advisor  Current role: sustainability consultant throughout the product supply chain. to companies  Background: over a decade of corporate management experience and over seven years as a corporate attorney.  Affiliations: member of several professional associations and serves on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Stakeholder Advisory Group, the Institute for Supply Management’s Sustainability and Social Responsibility Committee and the External Advisory Board of Wesleyan University’s College of the Environment.  Education: Graduated from The Hotchkiss School (Lakeville, CT), earned his B.A. degree cum laude from Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) and obtained his J.D. from Georgetown University (Washington, DC). © Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors, LLC.
  8. 8. Services © Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors, LLC 100 Park Avenue Suite 1600 / New York, NY 10017 / 212-343-1006
  9. 9. Consulting Services  • • • Situational Assessments Benchmarking studies and gap analyses Heatmaps/prioritization analyses Supplier sustainability assessments  • • • Strategy Development and Implementation Enterprise-wide sustainability strategies Supplier-focused sustainability strategies Impacts-oriented environmental or social responsibility strategies • Sustainability protocols and guidance development and deployment • Creation of metrics/KPIs  Data Management, Analysis and Reporting • Environmental management systems software and sustainability tools • Analysis of company- and supplier-based data • Sustainability reporting – internal and external, using best practice standards © Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors, LLC.
  10. 10. Training Services  • • • • Foundational Training Seminars and/or webinars Environmental and/or social topics Enterprise or supply chain focus Covers background, vision, goals, strategies  • • • Intermediate Training Seminars and/or webinars Focus on operationalizing basic concepts Covers measuring , managing and reporting sustainability • Assumes foundational understanding  • • • Advanced Training Highly-customized seminars Covers trends/future orientation Risk management and opportunity creation focus • Perfect for C-suite and others with high-level responsibility for sustainability © Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors, LLC.
  11. 11. Coaching Services  Access to Best-in-Class Information • Usually done under monthly retainer, executive coaching in sustainability provides you with ondemand subject matter expertise. • Get help solving a problem. • Have a sounding board for ideas. • Vent your frustrations. • Find collaborators. • Personal, senior-level advice • Highly confidential (willing to sign NDAs) • Cost-effective approach for organizations that have implementation capabilities © Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors, LLC.
  12. 12. Representative Engagements © Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors, LLC 100 Park Avenue Suite 1600 / New York, NY 10017 / 212-343-1006
  13. 13. A Sample of Our Work Issue: Improve Sustainability Focus in Procurement Approach: Develop and deploy a global sustainable procurement policy, with supporting category guidance and training. Result: Comprehensive sustainable procurement policy rolled out in 2 of 6 business units, improving supply chain sustainability performance and preparing for roll out in remaining BUs. Issue: Capture and Report Baseline Environmental Data Approach: Prepare value chain greenhouse gas emissions inventory in compliance with GHG Protocol Standard and receive third-party verification. Result: Baseline report indicates GHG “hotspots” in supply chain, allowing client to prioritize work; subsequent iterations of GHG inventory underway to refine and improve data accuracy, reliability and representativeness. Issue: Train Supply Chain Managers in Sustainability Approach: Develop and delivery multi-session webinar curricula for client’s global Supply Chain Academy. Result: Hundreds of supply chain managers trained in sustainability issues ranging from Engaging Stakeholders in Sustainability to Operationalizing Sustainability Metrics in the Supply Chain. Received consistently high marks for content and presentation from all audiences. Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors, LLC.
  14. 14. Key Partners and Affiliations © Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors, LLC 100 Park Avenue Suite 1600 / New York, NY 10017 / 212-343-1006
  15. 15. Key Partners and Affiliations The Shelton Group - experts in sustainability-related communications, branding, employee engagement and coalition campaigns. Clients include Boeing, Steelcase, Kohler. www.sheltongrp.com Turnkey Solutions – part of Hong Kong-based Turnkey Group, experts in change management, provides customizable cloud-based EMS software. www.tksolutions.net AGRION – a global business network for energy, sustainability and clean technology. www.agrion.org The Institute for Supply Management - an association of over 33,000 supply chain professionals worldwide, with a strong commitment to and focus on sustainable business practices. www.ism.ws Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors, LLC.
  16. 16. Why Kuhn Associates? © Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors, LLC 100 Park Avenue Suite 1600 / New York, NY 10017 / 212-343-1006
  17. 17. Subject Matter Expertise + Business Acumen Why choose us for your sustainability work?  PROPRIETARY ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK DESIGNED BY LEADING SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT WITH EXTENSIVE BUSINESS EXPERIENCE  SENIOR ADVISOR WITH BUSINESS EXPERIENCE ON EVERY ENGAGEMENT – NO JUNIOR STAFF RUNNING PROJECTS  ACCESS TO BEST-IN-CLASS SOLUTIONS PROVIDERS AND PROJECT SPECIALISTS FOR TECHNICAL EXPERTISE OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF OUR CAPABILITIES  UNIQUE IMPLEMENTATION PROTOCOL BASED ON “RAPID RESULTS” METHODOLOGY DELIVERS IMPROVED LONG-TERM RESULTS OVER OTHER METHODS  AMBITIOUS, REALISTIC AND SENSITIVE TO YOUR CORPORATE CULTURE © Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors, LLC.
  18. 18. Let Us Help You Build Your Sustainable Business © Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors, LLC 100 Park Avenue Suite 1600 / New York, NY 10017 / 212-343-1006

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