I don’t think I’ve ever said this before, but I’m a big believer in corporate environmental advisors. They are the people who are there to help companies become more sustainable. They may just be a consultant, but I’ve been using them for over 10 years and they are one of my favorite places to go for tips for sustainable living.
Corporate environmental advisors will provide consulting services to companies, but they also provide more in-depth services such as developing a new product or setting up a program to solve a particular problem. These programs can include anything from a little on-site research to a full-scale project with the company they’re working with.
The best example I can give of a corporate environmental advisor is my friend and colleague, Jeff. Jeff is one of the most successful and most popular trainers of mine. A few years ago he decided to start his own business and has since become one of the most well-known and sought-after consultants in the field. He helped a major company create a new product at no cost to them.
Jeff spends most of his time with his company and his company’s environmental consultants are his lifeblood. But he’s not the only one. There are hundreds of other consultants across the country that also help companies with their sustainability efforts. Jeff is certainly one of the most famous and most recognizable.
Corporate sustainability is another term for corporate social responsibility. While Jeff is a man of many parts, he is what I would call a “self-aware” person. He’s helped a lot of people and companies with their corporate sustainability efforts. He’s also the reason I make all my environmental decisions. I don’t have to worry about what Jeff thinks and how much he thinks. My decisions are based on what I think and what I know.
Corporate environmental advisors are people that have their own agendas and will go to great lengths to help the company they work for. They are not just hired help. They do have a lot of influence on what is going on with the company, but they’re not necessarily the only people that have that influence. They can be people who have had previous experience with a company looking for help, or they can be people from outside a company that have their own agenda.
I don’t know the stats on the number of corporate environmental advisors that have come onto the scene over the past few years, but I have seen this trend in my own career. It seems like there is a lot of pressure on many companies to hire people with an agenda.
Well, there are also some companies that don’t. Companies can have an agenda to influence their customers. The company that has been using the most corporate environmental advisors is Nestle. They had an internal memo to “increase the environmental stewardship” of their suppliers. They spent millions of dollars to ensure that their suppliers were going to be environmentally responsible.
Not to mention the fact that Nestle has a huge amount of corporate influence in the US. They have a huge amount of power. They have a huge corporate environmental committee on campus at MIT. They have a huge amount of influence in the US government. It doesn’t matter whether or not they have the right business strategies, they have an agenda to influence public opinion.
How do corporate environmental advisors work? I mean, to me it seems that they are more of a form of government. You know, a government that exists solely to influence public opinion, not to actually produce something useful for society. I mean, they could have been working on a completely different agenda, but they choose to be in the same business.