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Kanal Consulting Launches Sustainability Practice; Best Practices Study Identifies Value Creation Opportunities

Practice focused on helping clients drive sustainable initiatives with growth and profitability

Submitted by: Kanal Consulting

Categories: Sustainability, Environment

Posted: Nov 10, 2009 – 12:40 PM EST


SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 10 /CSRwire/ - Kanal Consulting (www.kanalconsulting.com), a boutique management consulting firm, announced the formation of an expanded practice focused on sustainability, which builds on the firm's business strategy and marketing services.

Managing Principal Vijay Kanal, said, "There is a misconception that sustainable practices are inherently a cost and hurt the bottom line. In fact, we are seeing that savvy companies like Alcatel-Lucent and Symantec are profiting from operational improvements and product innovations, which also dramatically reduces their environmental footprint. We launched this practice to meet the specific needs of organizations that want to make sustainability a key component of how they do business."

A recent study conducted by the firm, to identify best practices in sustainability management, is helping several leading companies in the Fortune 500 to create additional value from their sustainability initiatives. Twenty six companies participated in the study, which was conducted jointly with Page Mill Consultants.

"We were pleased that Symantec was included in Kanal's recent best practices study on sustainability management," said Cecily Joseph, Director of Corporate Responsibility at Symantec. We felt we learned a great deal about our industry and how we are doing with respect to sustainability strategies and implementation. In many ways it was a good affirmation of the work we have already undertaken. The study also gave us some good insights into areas of growth for our company."

Richard Goode, Director of Sustainability for Alcatel-Lucent, said, "I had the pleasure of working with Kanal Consulting on a sustainability evaluation and metrics-development project. I found their approach of using thoughtful, insightful questions, coupled with having done their homework to be refreshing. I found their recommendations to be spot-on and well supported by data."

Companies new to sustainability can use Kanal Consulting's services to help them quickly define their initial strategy, and prioritize initiatives. Firms already on the path to sustainability can receive an objective analysis and gap assessment compared to industry best practices, among the firm's other services.

For a complimentary assessment of where your company stands relative to the best practices we have identified, please contact us at the phone number below.

About Kanal Consulting

Founded in 2003, and based in San Francisco, our mission is to help clients grow sustainably. We have conducted dozens of engagements for large and small companies, to help identify and execute on new opportunities, and understand how sustainability can contribute to the top and bottom line. Our sustainability practice includes services related to setting strategy and goals, product management, stakeholder research, funding, operations, and reporting. For more information on our services in this area, please visit us at www.kanalconsulting.com/sustainability.

For more information, please contact:

Vijay Kanal Managing Principal
Phone: 415-788-8500
Richard Berman Press Contact for Kanal Consulting
Phone: 415-359-4906

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