The emerging sustainability consulting firms are nipping at the heels of the established consultancy giants who are scrambling to find their way in the emergent field of sustainability. The upstarts are challenging many of the established notions of how to add value to their clients’ operations. By looking at the business world through what the well-respected sustainability expert Stuart Hart calls ‘new sustainability lenses’, sustainability consultants are able to make sense of challenges that are baffling their clients. Moreover, they are also beginning to help their clients uncover new value streams, the ultimate goal of good consulting practice.In the papers in this special issue of Greener Management International, sustainability consultants offer some of their perspectives on how to truly create value for their clients.
Table of Contents EditorialWalter Wehrmeyer, University of Surrey, UKIntroductionChris Galea, Nova Scotia, CanadaSupporting the Change Agents: Keeping Ourselves Effective on the Journey of ChangePenny Walker, Independent Consultant, London, UKThe Stakeholder DashboardRobert Strand, University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, USAThe Meta-trend Stakeholder Profile: The Changing Profile of Stakeholders in a Climate- and Water-Stressed WorldBarb Brown and Margie Flynn, Principals and Co-owners, BrownFlynnThe Meta-trend Stakeholder Profile: Impacts on the Real Estate Development IndustryBarb Brown and Margie Flynn, Principals and Co-owners, BrownFlynnThe Meta-trend Stakeholder Profile: Impacts on the Mining IndustryBarb Brown and Margie Flynn, Principals and Co-owners, BrownFlynnThe Meta-trend Stakeholder Profile: Impacts on the Finance and Banking IndustryBarb Brown and Margie Flynn, Principals and Co-owners, BrownFlynnAchieving Sustainable Value: Sustainability Portfolio AssessmentRichmond Graham, SaskEnergy, Canada, and Stephanie Bertels, University of Michigan, USAConsulting for Sustainability: Creating a New Organisational NarrativeGuy J. Vaccaro, PolyBrite International, Inc., Illinois, USARegulatory Risk: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainability ConsultantsTom Cooper, Memorial University, Canada