Business Sustainability Basics Programme

Would you like your business to be more sustainable? Not sure where to start?

Or maybe you’ve made a start already by introducing recycling, the bike to work scheme and getting rid of disposable plastic but you know there’s more you could do. We’ll show you how.

Worried about persuading other stakeholders to get on board? Sustainability can be straightforward, cost-effective and strategic. It gives you an advantage over your business competitors in applying for tenders. Having a sustainability strategy can increase customer loyalty and attract and retain employees.

Through our five-module course, you’ll see the different aspects of sustainable business practices. You’ll be able to assess where your business is today so that you can set targets and measure improvements in the future.

You’ll finish the course with a clear understanding of how to make your business more sustainable and how to persuade your colleagues, management and customers to get on board.

Business Sustainability Basics

Module 1: Strategy - Creating a blueprint for success

Risks of unsustainable practices

Business benefits of sustainability

Creating a sustainability strategy

Module 2: Carbon Footprint - Taking your environmental baseline

Measuring existing sustainability levels

Spotting opportunities for improvement

Module 3: Marketplace - Your community and customers

Communicating your practices to your customers

Increasing customer loyalty and winning new clients

Module 4: Workplace - Your employees, suppliers and brand

Creating a company culture of sustainability

Assessing your suppliers’ environmental impact

Making sustainability a part of your brand story

Module 5: Next Steps - Implementation and targets

Setting targets and a timeline

Creating a culture of accountability

By the end of the five modules, you will have a clear picture of where to start to make the changes to make your business sustainable. This course is free until January 2021 so sign up now.

Not available at these times but still want to start making changes in your business?
Sign up and you will receive a link to a recording of each module to watch in your own time.

This course is for you if


You're curious about ways your business can act more responsibly and sustainably


You're worried about the impact of your business on the planet


You spend your free time hunting endangered species

This course is not for you if:


You're not willing to learn more about sustainability


You don't believe in climate change


You spend your free time hunting endangered species

Still unsure?

Listen to Linda Ward and Sarah discussing the Business Case for Sustainability on this Brave New World Podcast episode.

What our clients think

Siobhan Brennan

Sarah’s talks are so informative, and there’s always some fun with polls and quizzes. Importantly I found it easy to take action afterwards.

Siobhan Brennan
Director, Sales Lab


John Fitzsimons

Sarah came into my workplace to talk to us about how we could be more
environmentally aware in our workplace and at home. I would recommend Sarah to anyone looking to find out how they could do more to improve the environment

Leanne Salmon
Office manager, Prudent Financial

Fiona Murdoch

It was great to have Sarah Blake of Earthology deliver a sustainability workshop to our staff at National Office. The format was easy going and fun and we were inspired to make more changes, including in our own supply chain. I’d recommend Earthology to anyone starting on their sustainability journey.

Fiona Murdoch
Communications Manager, Irish Girl Guides

Paula Zucharelli

I attended several of Sarah’s events on sustainability and loved them. Not only does she know everything related to ecology and sustainability, she also delivers all that knowledge in a fun, interactive way. Her passion to make this world a better place is contagious, and she made it her mission to teach us all about it. Five stars to Sarah. 

Paula Zucharelli