What Inspires Your Focus on Sustainability? - Bridge Partners

What Inspires Your Focus on Sustainability?

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Bridge Partners has been helping the world’s most recognizable brands bring their sustainability goals to life by spanning the critical gap between business and science. Whether it’s strategy development, program management, or the ability to tell that story to the world, our team is not only well-equipped to support enterprise sustainability needs, but they are truly passionate about the impact they are able to make.

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Hear from members of our Sustainability Practice on what drives them to deliver top-quality work for our clients.

Taylor Brugh, Director, Helps Translate Science Into Business Impact

Modern businesses have an imperative to act now to drive impact around the environmental and social challenges that the world is facing. I spent nearly a decade working in the environmental consulting industry trying to drive change, and here at Bridge Partners, I’m passionate about taking that further by translating good science into business impact.

Our sustainability team at Bridge Partners is authentically values-driven, motivated by a strong passion for environmental and social impact. My advice is to first understand your own motivations, and second be prepared to learn – the work we do is in uncharted waters, and we are helping create the map.

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Brian Senefelder, Practice Leader, Dedicates Career to Helping Businesses Create a Sustainable Future

I began my career in environmental, health, and safety 40 years ago because I could see the negative effects and harm that industrialization and population growth was having on our land, water, air, and people. We now have scientific evidence that climate change is real and is negatively affecting our lives and business on a global basis. I have seen amazing progress over my career, but this is a critical time and a call to action to address climate change and other environmental issues. I now have a 3-year-old grandson and I want to do what I can, so he grows up in a better world.

Businesses are changing and they are seeing the business case for sustainability and taking action. The SEC recently proposed rule changes that would require companies to include certain climate-change disclosures in the registrations and reports. So, the time for action is now. It is very rewarding to work with clients that are passionate about the environment and social issues.

Katherine Keegan, Consultant, Explains How Sustainability Contributes to a Modern Workplace

Even without trying, sustainability contributes to a modern workplace. It provides a space to consistently learn and improve on what is current. By giving employees the opportunity to work from home, they are already reducing the amount of time in traffic which in turn reduces their own carbon footprint. In my own experience, since I’m not working in an office, I am using much less paper waste, I am making lunch at home, I am walking more places, and I am using my own food scraps to grow my own herbs. While this may not be the case for everyone, I do have more time to think through my personal impact and I have the time to make better choices.

Sierra Harden, Consultant, Shows Pride for Bridge Partners’ Sustainability Focus

I am thrilled and excited to work for a firm that prioritizes sustainability. While incredibly important, sustainable practices are still voluntary. Having sustainability as a priority assures me that our firm takes a holistic view when making decisions. I particularly appreciate that while individual actions for what it looks like to operate sustainably can vary wildly if people and corporations alike have sustainability in mind when making decisions then everyone can be working towards the same collective goal.

Jackie Bach, Senior Consultant, Contributes Actionable and Inspirational Advice

We need to prioritize sustainability in all that we do, and that includes the workplace. Hope is a verb with its sleeves rolled up. If you’re interested in tackling the thorny issues of sustainability the best thing you can do is to roll up your sleeves and contribute, no matter where you’re starting from. There are so many variables to consider, and sometimes there are competing priorities. There are no perfect solutions but, there are a lot of really great ones. The field of sustainability is constantly evolving and that means new solutions are possible all the time.

Julie McCann, Senior Consultant, Advocates for Individual Actions

I’ve been coached that one of the most useful responses to overwhelm is to keep returning to the things we can control (versus the things beyond our control). I’m inspired by the idea that on an individual level I can contribute to creating a more environmentally sustainable future through small decisions and actions, every single day. While I realize my mission to minimize plastics and waste in our home isn’t really moving the needle on its own, I’m intrigued by the idea that by making intentional choices, I’m part of a global movement to do better. When I pay a green premium for an item created with sustainability in mind—even if it makes me wince in the short term, it’s contributing to the future I want to see, which feels like a meaningful investment.

We all can do SOMETHING to contribute to a healthier planet. Our contributions connect us. And together, we CAN move the needle.

Catherine Martini, Senior Consultant, Shares Her Passion for the Paris Agreement

My interest in sustainability is primarily driven by my vision for an equitable world empowered by transgenerational sustainability. I see the Paris Agreement as the primary vehicle to get there (in fact, I am a big Paris Agreement geek!). The Paris Agreement is the global community’s collective pact to limit human-caused climate change to 1.5°C (2.7°F) compared to preindustrial levels. Making the Paris Agreement a reality will require economic and social transformation. We must transition the world towards a decarbonized global economy. I see it as my life’s work to support this transition in whatever ways I can big and small.

 


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Marisa Lather

Marisa Lather

Marisa Lather is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Bridge Partners. Known as @MarketerMarisa, she is a data-driven design thinker who specializes in creating aesthetic brand experiences that delight. Recently named as one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Marketing & Advertising, she is actively engaged in the national marketing community, blogs about modern business, personal development, marketing, and more at www.MarketerMarisa.com, and speaks at conferences around the country.

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