The Business Sustainability Workshop Series
The Business Sustainability Workshops are based on SCORE and SPaRK, developed
by Axis Performance Advisors in conjunction with the International Sustainable
Development Foundation and the Zero Waste Alliance. Axis has more than ten years of practical
experience using these tools. Our Business Sustainability Workshops are conducted by
principal consultants from Verdafero, Inc. who have
been trained and certified by Axis.
provides the Sustainability Competency, Opportunity Rating & Evaluation process
-- a sustainability assessment that dovetails with The Business
Guide to Sustainability: Practical Strategies and Tools for Organizations,
winner of an American Library Association award for “best academic titles of 2007.”
The book is included with the SCORE Workshop.
provides the Sustainability Planning and Reporting Kit process that dovetails
with The Step-by-Step Guide to Sustainability Planning: How to Create and
Implement Sustainability Plans in Any Business or Organization. This
book is included with the SPaRK Workshop.
What People Say
SCORE is an excellent tool to help an organization assess its internal
strengths and weaknesses with respect to sustainability. I think it can be very
helpful to organizations that are committed to sustainability and have a desire
to improve and excel.
- Dean Kubani
City of Santa Monica
Even though we have been pursuing sustainability for several years and have a
robust infrastructure to support our efforts, the SCORE process uncovered new
directions and helped us refocus our energies and actions.
- Clark Brockman
This essential training helps balance the focus of your green journey by
looking at the triple bottom line. It's not just about environmental management
but also promotes economic prosperity and social capital. The tools are
meaningful and can be adapted to whatever your discipline.
- Tim Center, Esq.
VP, Sustainability Initiatives
Collins Center for Public Policy
Thanks for an enlightened day ... I’ve become so much smarter in just one
- Kha Le-Huu
Le-Huu Partners, Architects
(Note: the above comments pertain to SCORE and SPaRK from Axis Performance
Advisors, and are therefore not an endorsement of Greening Point,
Inc. or our Workshop leaders.)
The Business Sustainability Workshop Series is a time- and cost-efficient
option for organizations of any size. We also offer the
Low Carbon Enterprise Executive Workshop
Series for executive teams in the largest enterprises.
Sustainability = Business Performance
Sustainability-focused companies have been found to
financially outperform their peers in almost every industry by an average of 15%. Large
global enterprises are investing in sustainability not only because it's the
right thing to do, but also to lower costs, reduce risk, enhance reputation and
foster innovation. What about the rest of us?
The Business Sustainability Workshop Series is designed for any size
organization. With a quick streamlined process, management teams follow a
well-tested, step-by-step approach to implementing and reporting on sustainable
business practices. The Workshops are designed to deliver results while
training and engaging your team.
Implementing sustainable business practices? Wondering what to work on next? Need a simple method to understand what sustainability means for your business
functions? Want to know how your company compares with others who are
SCORE Workshop Benefits
Determine where your organization is on the road
to sustainability both standalone and compared to others who have taken
Assess your organizational practices to identify new
opportunities. Nearly 100 business practices are included, sorted by
Receive three levels of benchmarks so you can see where
your organization is now and sustainability goals to strive for over the
Supplement emerging sustainability rating systems and award
Time-Efficient Workshop Process
- Scoping: At the initial meeting you clarify goals, choose parts
of the assessment to take and then, with our help, decide who should
- Facilitation: We administer the assessment onsite, score the
results, and develop an action plan. You choose either two 2-hour meetings
(assessment and discussing recommendations) or one half-day session.
- Report: We produce a detailed report with recommendations. (You
get an Excel file with your data, an MS Word or PDF report, a PowerPoint
file summarizing the report findings and a copy of the companion book.)
Need a well-tested, step-by-step approach to creating a
sustainability plan and report? Daunted by how to identify and
track meaningful sustainability metrics? Wondering how you'll find
time to create a sustainability report?
SPaRK Workshop Benefits
- Quickly develop a sustainability plan and reporting format, with
supporting electronic files.
- Get a "big picture" overview of the sustainability impacts of your
organization including inputs (energy & materials), major business
processes, outputs (products & waste), and social considerations.
- Provides a template with numerous energy efficiency, material
utilization, and other sustainability metrics to help you drive programs.
- Understand commonly used sustainability frameworks to build the business
case for your programs.
- Prepares your organization to take a leadership role in your industry
giving you a long term, strategic competitive advantage.
Time-Efficient Workshop Process
- Scoping: At the initial meeting you clarify your strategic
sustainability vision, choose parts of the plan template to implement
and, with our help, decide how to build the business case within your
- Facilitation: We administer the workshop onsite and develop
the plan with you. You choose either three 6-hour sessions or six 3-hour
meetings to establish the business case, projects, and metrics for your
- Report: We produce a detailed sustainability plan with
recommendations. (You get an Excel file with your data, an MS Word or
PDF plan, and a copy of the companion book.)
Take the Next Step
The Business Sustainability Workshops are currently available at
locations within 100 miles of San Francisco. (Other locations by
special arrangement.) To get started, please contact us today.