We support circular and sustainability transformations in business, economy, and society.
To generate long-term shared prosperity, within planetary and societal boundaries.
By helping you transform your capabilities to deliver a real impact.
Companies that don’t adapt [to climate change] – including companies in the financial system – will go bankrupt without question. [But] there will be great fortunes made along this path aligned with what society wants.
Business as usual is dead. CSR offers only limited substance. Incremental change is not going deep enough, or fast enough.
We are in the midst of a climate crisis: We only have a limited amount of time to act. Radical solutions are needed to deliver a transformative impact, if we are to keep our climate within 1.5C by 2030 – let alone deal with our further challenges of ecosystem collapse, resource scarcity, rising inequality, and so on.
Somehow, we need to deal with this existential crisis, while simultaneously striving to meet our aspirations for the ‘good life’. On the face of it, a seemingly impossible and contradictory challenge: In the developed world, how can we be so concerned with maintaining a life of consumption, while our world is literally falling apart?
A rapid transformation, in each and every business, economy and society, is essential. This calls for great leadership – making radical, strategic decisions – not at some future point, but TODAY.
Leading players are making progress, but many are nowhere near ready for the level of change required. In finding a new pathway, we need to develop and enhance our capabilities, and fast. There’s no more time for playing at the edges – we need to deliver a full-blown transformation in all that we do.
This Project captures well what the challenges are, and what needs to be changed. One of the most precise and concise summaries I have ever seen.
Earthshine provided an excellent foundation for us to engage with our supply chain and build towards a more sustainable future. Their approach was thorough, practical and very business-focused.
Working with Earthshine has enabled us to not only improve our process, but also to create coherent business cases.
Earthshine has helped take sustainability to a different level with this project – they help us see beyond the constraints of today, challenge the status quo, and build on best practice – towards the new economy. A seminal piece of work, and I am pleased that Triodos has been a part of it.
An inspiring speech; thought-provoking, sharing important insights on the state of the challenge in sustainable business, while offering hope concerning the important shifts that are underway, towards a sustainable economy. A great message to kick-start the ground-breaking SMART research programme
Really opened my eyes to the extensive world of sustainable businesses and how they can be profitable but ALSO sustainable.
This study shares some advanced thinking in the arena of remanufacturing and responsible business. It also provides some helpful inspiration for businesses in other sectors, looking to expand their own circular economy efforts, while harnessing a wide range of benefits
We need new models for sustainable growth and development in our economies. I love the industry-wide and transformative impact offered by the 20-By-25 Vision: 20% market share is ambitious, and the ability to generate new jobs and positive social impacts, while working within planetary limits, is vital for future prosperity.
Thank you for making EY’s RiskConference a huge success! I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation which provided our audience with great insights.
an enlightening and fascinating read. Changing mindsets is key to moving toward a sustainable global economy.
These sessions provided incredibly insightful experiences for our students. Mike demonstrated a remarkable capacity to bridge knowledge on sustainability challenges and solutions with relevance from global to local, from public to private, from multinational enterprises to small and medium enterprises.
Mike is an inspirational person, supporting the SMART project on a number of levels. He has provided insightful perspectives, respectful challenge, and strategic guidance on our ground-breaking programme, which has helped us deliver an even greater impact. A great addition to our Advisory Board.
Mike successfully challenges our students to advance their thinking about the nature of changes business will need to implement, as well as the concrete arguments that can be used to convince a board of directors that this is the right course of action. We keep bringing Mike back as a lecturer because of the content of what he teaches, but also because he is highly talented teacher, as is evident from the comments we get in the course evaluations.
Earthshine led our first deep carbon footprint and social impact analysis, and were able to develop robust models and formulate recommendations we hadn’t even considered. The results have been fantastic – their industry-focused expertise helped us to capture greater value, much more quickly. We look forward to working closely with Earthshine as the automotive industry continues to evolve in meeting its sustainability and circular economy challenges.
Very engaging and thought-provoking online lectures on Sustainability in the Nordics — inspiring our students through the challenges of lockdown — we really appreciated Mike’s deep knowledge on sustainability, his considerable industry experience, and his insights on progress and challenges in the Nordic region. We look forward to the next time!
Earthshine reminded us about the scale of the net zero challenge, and how incremental change won’t deliver. They showed us how we could meet the net zero challenge by following a more robust pathway, based on radical, yet commercial innovation. Highly recommended.
Earthshine provided the perfect starting point for our review of carbon footprint in Home market. Their research and knowledge provided new insight in the circular economy in this sector.
We engaged with Earthshine as part of our ESG upgrade planning and an investor due diligence process, where ESG was of particular importance. The team were fast, diligent, understood our specific commercial requirements and produced a high-quality piece of work. We would not hesitate to recommend Earthshine to others.
Thank you so much for your wisdom, expertise, kindness, and dedication. You have been an excellent, positive instructor, and your class has been one of the most rewarding I have ever taken. I will take this experience with me forever and continue to share my knowledge in this space to create change.
Mike was stellar in his approach to building an engaging and rigorous learning environment, where students could learn about topics, and then later actively engage with those topics experientially. Our students were particularly appreciative of Mike’s expansive and agile knowledge and experience in the area of sustainability — this holistic approach greatly helped students see the need for collaboration and exchange of ideas in solutioning such complex world problems. We highly recommend Mike and Earthshine Group.
Our range of services are designed to help your teams develop greater awareness of possibilities and the capability to act: creating new sustainable business solutions, while capturing the full range of business and sustainability benefits available. As our approach is based on multi-stakeholder perspectives – we will be delighted to work with you, your suppliers, customers and other stakeholders.
Of course, genuine transformation does not happen on its own. It involves inspiration, innovation, new knowledge, skills and insights – as well as dedication, hard work and focused application.
Authentic transformation takes us to new places, and this requires capability development. Your people are already very talented – we simply work with them to enhance their capabilities and become even more effective agents of sustainable innovation and change.
Our leading-edge capability development programmes are designed to help your teams, suppliers and stakeholders develop sustainability as a mindset – enhancing awareness, and the ability to integrate sustainability principles and benefits into the heart of your strategies, operational practices and performance.
Based on a decade of robust research, development and practice – our programmes are built on a unique fusion of technical, business & commercial, and sustainability knowledge and skill sets – all enabled by leading-edge educational techniques pioneered in Scandinavia.
We offer three levels of engagement; whether you are just starting to engage (First Steps), or looking to go further (Intermediate), or whether you are dealing with more strategic challenges, including becoming fully ‘circular’ (Advanced).
Being climate smart is not an added cost. Its actually smart business and what the business model of the future will look like… Everything around fossil fuels and daft use of resources will be expensive.
Conventional ‘neoclassical’ business thinking tends to see sustainability as a burden. This outdated view can restrict our ability to find new opportunities, and harness the many benefits available, through engaging with the great challenges of our time. By adopting a more integrated One Planet mindset, we can capture a much broader range of business, environmental and societal benefits. Far from being a burden, integrating sustainability drives innovation and enables superior long-term business performance.
In everything we do, we place a great deal of emphasis on working with you and your teams to capture the full range of benefits available:
• De-risk your business, avoiding poor performance, and the risk of stranded assets.
• Reduce waste, improve resource utilisation, reduce cost and improve the bottom line.
• Fully sustainable value propositions generate responsible growth.
• Enhanced opportunity – new markets, new customers.
• More resilient and resistant to shocks.
• Less volatile financial performance, and improved share value.
• Achieve and contribute towards UN SDGs.
Whether you are just starting to engage, or already have a good track record of incremental improvements, or now wrestling with the full implications of transformational change, we have a range of generic, project-oriented, or challenge-focused capability development programmes which can be customised to your specific needs.
We can welcome you to our ESG Training Centre in Copenhagen, or we can establish a pop-up business school at a suitable location, or onsite at your own facility. We can also split activities between a mixture of locations.
The visit to Copenhagen is especially useful if you wish to choose the fully immersive experience to maximise embodied learning – reaching beyond the classroom, to absorb best practices through site visits and ‘feel’ sustainable transformations in practice. The overall aim is to get to the position of sustainability as a mindset – where the holistic consideration of smarter business strategies becomes second nature.