My interest in sustainability took off around 2008 when I realised that we humans need to change our behaviour to survive as a species. We need to change our behaviour both in terms of environment & climate and social sustainability. When it comes to economic sustainability, we need to measure activities in a different way where we also take into account our environmental & climate impact on humans, animals and nature.
For many years I have been involved in organisations that work with sustainability issues, such as Sustainable Småland, and I have attended around 10 training courses in the field of sustainability, including GRI reporting, increased profitability through sustainability, and life cycle analysis. I am also trained as a Certified Sustainability Strategist.
For a long time I worked with a leading developer of software to measure sustainability at product, process and company level.
My knowledge in the field of sustainability is extensive and I have carried out various types of consultancy assignments ranging from inspirational lectures, training courses to concretely helping my clients to define what sustainability is for them and the areas where they have a major impact. I have also supported companies in defining system support needs and procuring system support. See below for an example of an assignment.
An assignment for a medium sized Nordic company where I, as a consultant, together with other consultants in my network, helped the management to define and investigate areas in their business with a potentially high climate & environmental impact through a series of workshops over a longer period of time.
We looked at energy, transports also including business travel and staff travel patterns, impact through the company's own processes, impact through the supply chain, and during the use of the company's products.
We also looked at opportunities to work more circular in the future with product development and production to facilitate the reuse of parts of products and extend their lifetime through repairs. We also brainstormed on how the company could reduce its carbon footprint by marketing and selling products as a service.
We reviewed different types of software for measuring sustainability and carried out some life cycle analysis (carbon footprint) for some typical products. We also conducted analysis of materials and chemical substances in some products through a collaboration with some of the company's suppliers and a software developer.
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