Entries tagged "sustainability"

A Model for Self-Diagnosing Sustainability

March 27, 2015
One size does not fit all. It’s true for shoes and it’s true for sustainability. Different companies have different levels of impact on and different Read More

Here's hope for the bees: A manifesto

October 4, 2014
This article first appeared in GreenBiz. http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/09/29/honey-bee-health-coalition-manifesto We need bees. As a beekeeper, an entomologist, a conservationist, an agribusiness scientist and a consultant, we humbly acknowledge that Read More

The Sustainability Anti-Hero

August 18, 2014
5 Steps to Create Lasting Shared Value Without Heroics or Histrionics This article first appeared in the July/Aug issue of CR Magazine.   The big epiphany. The deathbed revelation. Read More

If Sustainability Costs You More, You're Doing It Wrong

August 26, 2013
There is a lot of anecdotal information on what makes a sustainable value chain, but very little data, so we partnered with ASQ and ISM, Read More

Showcasing Supply Chains

August 8, 2013
A few years ago, Nike paid the price for the bad labor and human rights practices of its suppliers.  Now it's Apple's turn in the penalty Read More
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The course actually aids with more than just collaboration - it helps drive thinking into issue clarification, meeting handling and setting up, communicating with stakeholders. I loved it! - CollaborateUp Academy Participant
I soon discovered that it doesn’t really matter whether your introduction to CollaborateUp is through an issue solving workshop, or at an event as Richard brings all the chaos together with his savvy charm and good humour - the most important thing is that you get to engage and work with these great folks! My biggest take out over the past five years of being a part of their world – collaboration is a process and you’re not going to get very far unless you know what problem you’re all trying to solve together. The CollaborateUp framework helps by asking simple questions to help reveal the big answers. - Cate O’Kane, Founder, &co partnership consultancy
The course was great! Great value and great insights into collaborating with various partners in multiple situations. It really change my thought process and how I view situations with our clients and stakeholders. - CollaborateUp Academy Participant
“Even with a diverse set of stakeholders and a very limited timeframe, the CollaborateUp Formula allowed us cut through a complex set of issues and develop a concrete and pragmatic proposal for tackling a very tough problem. Richard Crespin is exactly what you want in a facilitator, someone able to bring people together to recognize their shared goals and the best ways to achieve them.” - Amit Ronen Director, George Washington University Solar Institute
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Extremely practical and extremely easy to implement once you have an understanding of the steps and the formula and the requirements of the process. - CollaborateUp Academy Participant
"The CollaborateUp Workshop gave our delegates a set of tools they can use immediately to collaborate more effectively across multiple departments and organizations." - Erika Lopez, Global Impact