Now more than ever, the need to mandate sustainable business practices in all organizations is paramount and the EPS program can help with that. The need to act and take decisive action that promotes sustainable development. According to the Brundtland Report, “Sustainable development is the development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Not doing so implies that future generations will have zero resources to work with or won’t survive.
Sustainable Business Practices Were the Norm in Ages Past
Understandably sustainable practices though the norm in ages past, are no longer the norm and are perceived as impractical by a large group of decision-makers. Corrupt politics resulting from the quest for resources and power have played a negative role in getting countries and organizations to become more sustainable. If this were not the case, we wouldn’t see countries start and stop great sustainability projects nor see greenwashed projects being packaged nicely and presented to the masses regularly. Can our governments put politics aside in decisions that affect the people and the environment? Is this possible? Are our governments doing right by the people, or are they just doing right by their political affiliates? Countries that have benefitted from their negative impact on the environment and its people drag their feet to subscribe to international agreements that seek to address these concerns and, when they eventually do, find all sorts of ways to get out of meeting their commitments.
Everyone has a Role to Play
Generally, we, the people, are used to leaving the issues that concern our ecosystem to our governments to address, support and fund, trusting they will do right by the people. What is an ecosystem? Some may ask. The Natural Geographic Society defines an ecosystem as a geographic area where plants, animals, other organisms, weather, and landscapes work together to form a life bubble. The Earth consists of numerous ecosystems, with all systems interacting with each other towards the planet’s sustainability. Everything (living and non-living) in an ecosystem has a niche (role to play) in the sustainable development of that system. When anything is not playing its part, the ecosystem begins to crumble, and the living organisms become sick and, if not checked, die one after the other, which is our current state of affairs.
Earth is our home. Why not protect and preserve it? People are spending billions of dollars looking for how humans can adapt to planet Mars when we have a planet created just for us. We all need to play our part. Businesses need to make sustainable business practices the norm, legislated or not, funded or not, for the benefit of their future generations. They may need to learn how. EnvironFocus Pathway to Sustainability (EPS) Program can help with that.
EnvironFocus Pathway to Sustainability (EPS) Program
The EnvironFocus Pathway to Sustainability (EPS) program is a subscription-based, low-risk and low-resource-intensive program for organizations seeking sustainability that will meet them at whatever stage they are in the process. It provides a roadmap to a more sustainable world. EnvironFocus’s role is to move sustainability forward by building a thriving, inclusive ecosystem with participation from our local and international partners. EnvironFocus will act as your program manager and ensure that the skills set and resources required to get your business on the sustainability path are available.
How Does the EPS Program Work?
Any organization on the path to sustainability can subscribe to the EPS program. The EPS program is divided into two phases.
Phase 1: Knowledge and Publication Access
Phase 1 is the entry into the EPS Ecosystem. At this phase, organizations will be admitted into the subscription based EPS ecosystem, where we will provide online access to EnvironFocus resources, including our high social impact programs, EnvironBuzz Magazine, the EnvironFocus Learning Center(ELC) and discussion forum.
- Access to ELC: Organization will have online access to our knowledge base, including our knowledge keeper (Our ecosystem of experts), training opportunities, webinars and tours, presentations, and professional coaching opportunities valued at $1000+ per year.
- Access to EnvironBuzz magazine: Organizations will be able to communicate their sustainability journey organizations journey on the EnvironBuzz magazine up to 12 times a year– Valued at $560 per article at $6,720+ per year
- Access to our Social and Environmental Impact Programs: Organizations will have access to our social impact programs, including EnvironFocus Knowledge Transfer, EnvironFocus Knowledge and Culture Exchange Program, Safe Drinking Water Project, and On-demand Metal Recycling Program.
- Access our discussion forum, where we will share ideas and address concerns.
Phase 2 – Project Implementation
Phase 2 will be optional but recommended. In this phase, organizations can apply their knowledge and resources gained from phase 1 to development and implementation with our support. They will be eligible to carry out an industry-specific comprehensive preliminary assessment based on the GRI, CSRD, SASB, TFCD and GRESB (For real estate) frameworks developed by EnvironFocus.
We will provide project management, workforce development/support, and other value-added services they require to develop and implement their Environmental Social and Governance (ESG)/net-zero agenda.
Organizations will also be granted access to our youth mentorship program, where they will work with wage-subsidy funders.
How to Register for the EPS Program?
There are four subscription levels. EPS Bronze, EPS Silver, EPS Gold and EPS Platinum.
For more information on the levels and to register for the program, visit our website at www.environfocus.com or click the button below.
For all other questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-833-939-8435, and a representative will be available to guide you through the process.
Report of the World Commission on Environment and
Development: Our Common Future. Retrieved on July 8, 2023 from https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/5987our-common-future.pdf
Ecosystem. Retrieved on July 8, 2023 from https://education.nationalgeographic.org/resource/ecosystem/
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