Strategies & Benchmarks

These resources will help you identify core principles, assessment tools, and benchmarks for integrating long-term economic, environmental, and social sustainability into your business planning.

Green Business Guide

Many business owners fear it's too costly to adopt eco-friendly practices, however, small investments can reap large gains. Green practices can save money while creating happier customers and a healthier planet. These resources help small businesses expand their businesses while saving energy costs.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide.

The Natural Step Framework

The Natural Step Framework offers four scientifically grounded core principles for realigning an organization with ideas of sustainable development. Balancing ecological and social aspirations, Sweden-based TNS has allowed companies like Interface, Inc, IKEA, and Nike, Inc. to develop strategic plans for decreasing dependence on extracted resources, redesigning products and process to addressing needs of people worldwide, and much more.

The Natural Step framework enables corporations to intelligently, and profitably, integrate environmental considerations into strategic decisions and daily operations.