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The Art of Sustainable Storytelling – Communicating Sustainability Beyond Words

By | 2016-11-12T11:52:45+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Brand Strategy and Thought Leadership on the Social Web, Corporate Communications & PR|

What do your stakeholders really know about your sustainable business actions?   How do employees really feel about corporate sustainability messages? How do other stakeholders, as in suppliers, investors, and partners learn and take eco action on your CSR and sustainability communications? Many corporate communications teams share the frustration in publishing information related to sustainability activities [...]

Two Pathways for Social Media Communications to Create Sustainable Value

By | 2016-11-12T11:52:45+00:00 March 25th, 2016|Corporate Communications & PR, Executive Mindsets for Conscious Brands|

Building trust through social media for sustainability is more critical than ever.  With the dawn of social media, consumers are able to directly connect and voice their opinions to brands publicly amongst hundreds, thousands and possibly millions of people who are connected through the social web.  As consumers continue to scrutinize business sustainability actions and [...]

15 Social Media Blunders to Avoid for Selling Green Products Online

By | 2016-11-12T11:52:45+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|Corporate Communications & PR, Executive Mindsets for Conscious Brands|

There are numerous challenges marketing a green product.  For one, being green isn't good enough.  Selling on the environmental attributes of a product doesn't work.  Consumers need to know that a green product performs equally as well - if not better- than a traditional product.  And, green products need to be priced competitively.  While some [...]

Key Learnings from Sustainable Retail Communications

By | 2016-11-12T11:52:51+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Brand Strategy and Thought Leadership on the Social Web, Corporate Communications & PR|

With sustainability concepts and definitions subject to interpretation, the same business sustainability programs claimed as "sustainable" are also subject to negative commentary from various forms of media.  A strong reputation is a critical component of every business, but it is especially important in driving consumer eco awareness to a specific product or service.  Sure, eco-labels [...]

How Social Media Communications Overcomes Sustainability Challenges

By | 2016-11-12T11:52:52+00:00 March 10th, 2016|Brand Strategy and Thought Leadership on the Social Web, Corporate Communications & PR, Executive Mindsets for Conscious Brands|

Sustainability has emerged as an important component to our everyday lives, directly shaping our daily activities— the products we purchase; the materials we recycle; and our views on politics, business, climate change, and more. While its exact definition may vary, the concept of sustainability is generally recognized as integrating the environmental, social, and economic aspects [...]

How Social Media Communications Plays a Role In Business Sustainability Culture Change

By | 2016-11-12T11:52:52+00:00 March 8th, 2016|Corporate Communications & PR, Executive Mindsets for Conscious Brands|

To build an effective plan for long-term business sustainability, teams must first understand that this activity involves more than just defining a vision, creating a strategy, implementing sustainability concepts, and managing the on-going processes.  Within our consulting practice we’ve found that most organizations usually have to step outside of their traditional business structures to add [...]

Sustainability Metrics: The Magic in Social Media Communications

By | 2016-11-12T11:52:52+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Corporate Communications & PR, Executive Mindsets for Conscious Brands|

Does your company track sustainability metrics?  Does your company publish a sustainability or CSR report?   Are traditional business metrics and business sustainability measures distinctly different?  Should they be compartmentalized or brought under a common understanding?  Our consulting practice finds leading companies are adopting more comprehensive definitions of sustainability and business sustainability strategies that run consistently [...]

How Sustainability Crowdculture is Changing Branding on Social Media

By | 2016-11-12T11:52:52+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|Brand Strategy and Thought Leadership on the Social Web, Corporate Communications & PR|

For businesses, the birth of social media held great promise for consumer engagement. Suddenly, brands could reach large markets of consumers and other stakeholders that were previously unaccessible. And many brands, particularly the early adopters, have been very successful in capturing stakeholder attention through social media. But today, the digital landscape on the social web has [...]

Why Online Sustainability Communities are Meeting Points for CSR Engagement

By | 2016-11-12T11:52:52+00:00 March 1st, 2016|Brand Strategy and Thought Leadership on the Social Web, Corporate Communications & PR|

What does social media engagement offer sustainability communications? In a nutshell, social media engagement plays a role in clearing up the confusion of what sustainability is by educating and informing others.  It offers knowledge sharing opportunities to learn best practices and connect with other like minded professionals in building better business and communities, it offers [...]

How Social Media Engagement with Stakeholders Bridges the Gap Between Business Sustainability Perceptions

By | 2016-11-12T11:52:53+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Brand Strategy and Thought Leadership on the Social Web, Corporate Communications & PR|

When you think of a sustainable business, what first comes to mind? Do you have a clear definition?  More importantly, what do you think of when someone talks about a non-sustainable business?  Where do you, as a stakeholder, draw the line? We’re asking these questions because stakeholder perceptions of businesses become reality and the wrong perception [...]