WHY SUSTAINABILITY MATTERS
Sustainability maximizes the efficiency and profit of your operations
Sustainability enables businesses to identify new sources of growth and ways to build competitive advantage
Sustainability creates transparency around apparent - and hidden - risks to your business
A new era for Sustainability
The SDGs are a Call to Action for strategic businesses
“Sustainability” is changing from a focus on energy efficiency, waste reduction and other similar activities, to a more holistic approach: a total rebalancing of the relationship of business to society and to the environment. The UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), defined by 169 targets and 232 indicators, are a powerful framework for understanding the actions of nations. And, inevitability, the impact of nations on society and the environment are significantly comprised of the actions of industry, and the businesses within them.
Companies that succeed in this environment will be the ones that embrace Sustainable Business concepts and align their operational strategies with the SDGs, rather than simply report on business as usual.
In this competitive environment for adopting Sustainable Business models and utilizing the SDGs, companies that don’t understand and act on them will be left behind.
Our Five Areas of Expertise
Read the Air accelerates your sustainability transition
How We Help
Moving businesses from sustainability ambitions to meaningful action
The business world is at an important crossroads. The age of the stakeholder is rapidly superseding that of the shareholder as climate change and political and societal shifts upend years of seeming prosperity. To move past this agitated age, business and society must learn to lead sustainably by putting purpose on equal footing with profit.
By collaborating with you to embed Sustainable Business concepts in your operations and decision-making, we can enable your company jointly to better manage its risks, drive innovation, generate new revenue streams, build positions in growth markets, secure access to needed resources, and strengthen your supply chains.
Read the Air provides competitive analysis and topical strategy assessment to establish how your Sustainability Strategy compares with your peers’
Sustainability Strategy Gap Analysis
Company-to-peer and company-to-industry best practice benchmarking
Policy and Market Analysis
We collaborate with your organization to craft concrete and detailed planning to achieve your sustainability ambitions (i.e. Net Zero)
KPI setting and measurement
Project management support
Read the Air has customized Learning and Development (L&D) programs that build sustainability capabilities within your teams
Training and Development Options
L&D program design, development, and delivery
From-Awareness-to-Action learning project support
Specialized courses from Intro to Sustainable Business and Intro to Decarbonization Strategies, to deep dives on how to take action on specific focus areas
Create end-to-end Sustainability communications strategies that resonate with your internal and external stakeholders
Identifying your authentic assets and blocking points with highest “Materiality” to build on or address
Customizing the strategic road map to drive your communication transformation from “Where you are” to “Where you want to go”
We offer ESG and Decarbonization technology advisory and sourcing to facilitate tracking of your key targets and actions with leading sustainability data management platforms
Solution market analysis and benchmarking
Solution sourcing and assessment, including functionality and gap analysis
Case Studies from our clients
Sustainability Training design sessions to develop continuing education program for a global food and beverages operation. Final prototype design of the Training Program enabled the organization to achieve cross-organization alignment on their specific sustainability philosophy and pressing social and environmental issues in the sector. Deliverable included program outline with relevant case studies.
Food & Beverage
Advised a major international infrastructure consultant on the development of an ESG solution versus sourcing solutions available in the market:
RtA Identified established and emerging ESG solutions aligned with the client’s engineering service activities; and determined optimal “make or buy” strategy for client – i.e. acquisition versus joint venture recommendation
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