Sustainability advisor Emma Knight-Strong tells us how Green Arch Consulting is the ‘link’ for organisations wanting technical advice on energy efficiency issues AND a practical business strategy to back it all up

Tell us about your business – sell yourself!

All businesses are increasingly under pressure to demonstrate commitments to the environment and communities – clients and customers want responsible products (most clearly seen in the single-use plastics issue), and investors want commitments to environmental, social and governance processes (ESG).

I collaborate with businesses to adapt and enhance the way they make decisions, integrating ‘People, Planet and Profit’ so that any changes they make are relevant, proportionate, risk-driven and make a material difference to the business.

I coach businesses in how to apply sustainability principles in-house – reducing reliance on outside expertise for every-day decisions. This leads to benefits such as enhanced efficiency, reputation and employee engagement, as well as reduced costs, leading to increased sales and revenues.

By coaching businesses on how to expand on their existing efforts, or where to start if they haven’t begun yet, I help them adapt to a changing business environment in the most cost-effective way.

  • What gave you the idea for your business?

There is plenty of technical advice available on issues such as energy efficiency, but a lack of practical business strategy advice. This results in a disconnect between what stakeholders want, and what businesses can provide. I act as the link – joining technical, business and stakeholder interests to provide a workable, and cost-effective, sustainability strategy. This helps businesses wanting to differentiate themselves from their competition or needing to respond to challenges from stakeholders.

  • Who are your customers and how are you targeting them?

My customers are businesses that recognise the value of being sustainable but need help in achieving their goals – or even setting goals in the first place.

From plastics strategies to environmental policies, reporting and beyond, I work with my clients to design a strategy that can flex with their business needs.

I support businesses of any size, in any sector. Contact me for a free consult to see how I can help.

  • How can people get in touch with you?

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