Starting the journey to a more sustainable future
Reduce Client GHG Emissions by 100,000 Tonnes by 2025 from 2019 baseline
How can we help?
As members of society we are all becoming increasingly aware of the part that we can all play in protecting the environment and our precious resources.
At Hesys, we support and inspire organisations to build a more sustainable future, based on economic, environmental and social domains but also in collaboration with other organisations.
Personally, I have been fascinated by environmental and social challenges since researching Corporate Philanthropy and Social Responsibility for my MBA dissertation in 2002. Since then there has been increasing interest and attention on how organisations contribute. However, this topic does arouse strong passions and great enthusiasm. The research was based on interviews with executives from 9 organisations, who were without exception delighted to discuss their experiences, both good and bad.
Much has happened in the intervening years and now the climate emergency means that we all have to do things differently and this change needs to start today!
Every person and every organisation has a part to play.
Our focus is driven by the United Nations’ 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which offer the opportunity for every organisation to set objectives to align with some or all of these 17 goals. Our mission is to help our clients identify what is right for them, create a plan, a business case and get started, Sometimes, on any journey, the first step is the hardest.
How do we start?
We might start with a Discovery workshop that includes a short presentation on the SDGs and some examples of how other organisations are working towards these. We then discuss the client’s goals and strategic plans.
Hesys then follow up with a summary and list of next steps, this will include a follow up meeting (the Momentum meeting) which is intended to confirm the first 1-2 goals and create a program. These goals then need to be benchmarked to provide a starting point for the program. This is intended to have a 12 month duration with several measurements taken during the year. There could be a number of campaigns during these 12 months which may introduce additional goals and address different stakeholder groups. For example, the initial goal may be Goal 13 – Climate Action and that the key measure is Green House Gas emissions. The additional goal may be Goal 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production with a metric on waste which may be applicable to a broader stakeholder community. This may require a more significant level of internal communication and participation and hence become a campaign.
Hesys would propose regular meetings or calls (at least quarterly) to review status, discuss progress, identify challenges and support additional campaigns. At the end of the 12 month cycle, there is an annual report and proposed plan for the following year.
Working in partnership with others
In addition, with many years of experience of strategic partnerships, we can also support your organisation to collaborate with other complimentary organisations. We can help you create your collaboration plan, identify potential partners, facilitate workshops with your partner and support all stages of the engagement.