Build Your Sustainability Roadmap with True Horizon
A six-month mentoring partnership to help SMEs scale responsibly and balance purpose with profit. Read on to learn more.
Purpose-driven companies witness higher market share gains and grow on average three times faster than their competitors, all the while achieving higher employee and customer satisfaction.
Source: Deloitte Insights, 2019
And research reveals over half (53%) of the UK’s workforce say sustainability is an important factor in choosing a company to work for…and the importance of sustainable credentials ranks highest for Gen Z (16-24 year olds).
Source: Anthesis Study, 2021
But a survey of 1,021 firms, conducted by YouGov found that 40% of U.K. SMEs don’t yet have a sustainability plan in place
Let’s change that, shall we?
Are you an SME with 10-250 employees?
Do you want to back up your sustainable values with real action and change?
Are you sick of umming and ahhing every time a potential clients asks you about your environmental or social commitments?
Are you ready to stop muddling through it alone and weave sustainability into your everyday decisions with expert guidance?
The Sustainability Roadmap Program is designed to get you there.
Nancy has provided incredibly useful support as we scale our business and place ESG at the centre of our operational infrastructure.
Tell me: is this where you’re at right now?
You set up your business to do things differently. But as you grow, you worry about losing sight of your mission and values.
You don’t feel confident talking about your current commitments for fear you’ve “got it wrong”.
You want to make sure your internal teams are engaged and contribute to your sustainability journey.
You’re too busy focusing on the practicalities of running a business to make sustainability a priority.
You’re considering a certification – say B Corp or ISO 14001 – but unsure whether it’s right for your business.
You want to take tangible steps to maximise your positive social and environmental impacts.
More and more of your clients and stakeholders are asking about your environmental or social commitments, but you’re not sure how to answer.
You’ve tried to develop your strategy alone, but ended up overwhelmed and unable to unpick the jargon.
You’ve outsourced elements of your strategy, but you couldn’t find a practical way to action the recommendations.
Yes, I know exactly how it feels to try and raise your voice above the noise.
There’s a lot of noise in the sustainability space. Trying to figure out the dos and don’ts is a full-time job in itself,
It’s easy to get so preoccupied with what you should be doing that it overwhelms you and winds up at the bottom of your to-do list.
Don’t let the pursuit of perfection paralyse you. Meaningful change happens one step at a time; there’s no such thing as an overnight quick-fix. Aligning your sustainability initiatives with your business goals takes time, patience and an intimate understanding of the inner workings of your organisation.
Tick-box pledges or one-size-fits-all strategies won’t cut it for ambitious SMEs who are serious about making a positive impact. You know your business best and need to play a part in shaping your sustainability strategy without feeling overwhelmed.
The Sustainability Roadmap Program is a collaborative approach. In six months, we’ll work together to devise an actionable plan that’s tailored to the needs, goals and values of your organisation.
Build Your Sustainability Roadmap
Today you can take the stress out of sustainability and roll out a tailored action plan for sustainable, conscious and intentional business growth.
- Communicate a confident and consistent sustainability message
- Build employee engagement
- Back up your plans and pledges with actions and changes
- Attract clients who are aligned with your values and morals
- Respond confidently to project bids
- Differentiate yourself from competitors
- Devise strategies that save your business money
- Attract and retain market-leading talent
And this is how we’re going to do it. Inside this mentorship, we’ll cover six key areas in six months.
Sustainability doesn’t work as an optional extra; it must run through your business like a stick of rock. We’ll take a closer look at your business to align your strategy with your brand mission, budgets, business priorities, values and long-term goals.
Calculate and understand your carbon emissions (training included)
You’ve probably been encouraged to calculate your carbon footprint, but how do you do that? And how do you make sure it’s accurate? And what do you do with that data once you have it? I’ll guide you through the steps you need to take to demystify the process.
Collate data to calculate your carbon emissions
You can’t manage what you don’t measure. Together, we’ll calculate your baseline emissions and crunch the data to develop a clear reduction plan backed by the numbers.
Understand stakeholder requirements
Put simply: who cares? Whether it’s employees, clients or potential investors, you need to understand the groups who have a vested interest in your performance. Only then can you align your strategy with what’s expected of you.
SWOT / SOAR Analysis
Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, aspirations and results. Understanding the risks of not addressing your social and environmental impacts is the first step in turning those risks into opportunities. Together, we’ll future proof your business and create a vision for where you want to get to and the results you want to achieve.
Build your sustainability roadmap
Now it’s time to build a roadmap for the next 12 months and beyond. The goal here is manageable, step-by-step actions that will get you to where you want to be without the overwhelm.
If you’re done with treating sustainability as an afterthought and ready to devise a workable strategy that balances purpose and profit, let’s get to work.
Pricing starts from £8,000+VAT and payment plans are available.
If you don’t need full strategy support but would like some help calculating your carbon emissions, I can get you set up with partner company, Compare Your Footprint, to calculate emissions, set targets and measure improvements with expert guidance. Pricing starts from £2,500+VAT.
Or simply DIY by using the link or discount codes below:
Use code ‘TRUEHORIZON10’ or ‘TRUEHORIZON20’ if you’re a B Corp to take advantage of my discount (referal fee paid to True Horizon).
Nancy is a pleasure to work with. She is incredibly talented at sharing her knowledge in a clear and concise manner before delivering a comprehensive sustainability roadmap with actionable objectives to help us transition to a more sustainable future.
You want to build a sustainability roadmap because you believe that ‘purpose’ is more than a platitude.
You believe your business can be a force for good, but you’re just missing the expert insights and guidance on how to put those goals into plans and plans into actions.
Sure, you can go it alone but the in-depth support you’ll receive as we build your sustainability roadmap will give you the exact blueprint you’ll need to create a business that balances purpose with profit.
And who wouldn’t want that?
HOW DO I KNOW THIS IS RIGHT FOR ME?
You genuinely care about the impact your organisation has on people and the planet. But as you handle the many demands of running a business, your sustainable commitments may have taken a backseat.
I’m here to empower you to take control of your sustainability strategy. With my support, we’ll get crystal clear on a roadmap that works for your budgets, activities, values, and plans. If you don’t know the answers, we’ll find them together.
By the end of the program, you’ll have a clear and actionable plan in place – with or without certifications. You’ll understand every aspect of your strategy and have the confidence to continue alone, hire an in-house sustainability advisor, or outsource elements of your strategy when the time is right.
WHY SHOULD I INVEST IN MY BUSINESS RIGHT NOW?
You want to make a positive impact, but you don’t know how to put those plans into action. While certification may not be on the cards right now, you want to take practical steps towards being more sustainable in your daily operations. With my support and guidance, we’ll get under the skin of your business to clarify what you need to do and how. Continual improvement is the ultimate goal.
HOW DO YOU KNOW ALL THIS STUFF?
After 10+ years of experience in the sustainability industry developing CSR and ESG strategies for large corporations, I founded True Horizon to meet a demand in the market: support for conscious SMEs ready to scale and make a positive and demonstrable impact.
WHAT DO I NEED TO GET STARTED?
You just need to click the button below to organise a chat to be sure we’re a good fit.