These are some of the projects we have been involved with over the years that have contributed to the expertise of NETpositive Futures.
NETpositive strategies have become numerous in recent years; however the first business NETpositive strategy was developed for Becker Underwood by our team (Becker Underwood was recently purchased by BASF). The approach we took was to fully understand all of the positive and negative impacts of the business. We did this through a range or research and engagement techniques, and developed a strategic NETpositive response for the whole business.
Working with Daniel Krohn (Sustainability Lead – Becker Underwood) we then set stretching, transformational targets, which linked directly back to business performance whilst seeking to maximise the social value and social utility provided by the Company
Scottish Building Federation
In a unique and exciting initiative NETpositive Futures is working with the Scottish Building Federation and our long term partners Stockholm Environment Institute to support Scottish construction companies.
The project funded by the CITB has supported 125 construction businesses to develop NETpositive Sustainability action plans. Part action learning and part research, the project has utilised the NETpositive Construction Tool to ensure that the businesses have a robust and action-orientated approach to sustainability.
The project has involved a number of face-to-face events in addition to online support and we will be publishing the research report in July 2014.
The project has already highlighted some of the significant challenges for SMEs in engaging on sustainability with public sector procurement but also it has documented and will report on the significant socio-economic contribution of the construction sector within Scotland.
WWF One Planet Leaders
We were part of the team which developed and delivered the One Planet Leaders programme for over 4 years. The Team was challenged to identify what was next in relation to transformational learning for business and with this brief we conceived and developed this ground-breaking programme. Jimmy Brannigan led in the design and delivery of the 6-month programme, which trained over 80 leading businesses over a 4-year period.
The team utilised a whole range of creative learning techniques from role plays, peer-to-peer reviews and becoming critical friends. The programme was a mixture of on-line learning and face-to-face workshops and we would be happy to talk you through how we did it.
Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges
Working with the EAUC we were the lead developers of the LiFE index. The framework-based approach we developed is both challenging and stretching, taking institutions beyond environmental management to focus on a truly whole-institution approach to sustainability.
The Index encourages institutions to look more deeply at how different functions within the institution interact and how they begin to measure impact. This holistic approach and the focus on measuring impact is evident in all of our work. The LiFE Index has recently been repackaged as a free resource for EAUC members.
Walsall Adult and Community College
We worked for 3 years with the senior leadership team undertaking a range of projects including, training all staff in the organisation, developing guidance on Education for Sustainable Development utilising Accelerated Learning Techniques, as well as directing and starring in videos to help them communicate there story.