At the heart of the CSCP is the belief that thinking about problems opens doors to a world of possibilities. Going through those doors and forging new paths requires the ability to inspire others to join us in action.
Useful Innovation seldom happens in a vacuum. What makes a new idea a good one? How do we make sure our efforts are focused on solutions that people will readily adopt and can readily transition to? At CSCP, we are leading the development of focused research and evaluation through real-time prototype testing in a holistic living lab format.
These tailored labs enable groups to collaboratively agree on a sustainable vision or set of goals, identify the potential areas for innovation and lifestyles changes, implement testing, and capture extensive real time feedback through various channels. These allow organisations and policy makers to enact fast and efficient adjustments leading to high impact innovation and positive change.
Creating an environment of trust to foster dialogue and collaboration among different stakeholders is one of the main strengths of the CSCP. It’s part of our DNA. Thanks to our extensive experience working with diverse groups, in public and private projects, we are well-equipped to manage the frequently complex and protracted discussions occurring when multiple stakeholders with varying priorities come together. We bring stakeholders together in a fair, respectful, and effective process to engage in a dialogue, prioritise and evaluate sustainability challenges together as well as to generate innovative and future orientated solutions.
Our experienced team balances the needs and interests of civil society organisations (CSOs), multinational companies, policy makers, citizens and other relevant actors alike while highlighting common goals. We prioritise building momentum, motivation, and collaboration within the participants as we guide discussions towards productive and fair solutions.
The CSCP team has developed stakeholder engagement methodologies to create long-term impact through credible and innovative stakeholder engagement.
The CSCP’s policy advisory services are rooted in scientific research and hands-on experience stemming from our strong international network and broad range of experience in planning and implementing sustainability projects across the globe.
Our collaborative work with leading international research institutions and our continued stakeholder engagement enables us to assist policy makers, at every government level, with smooth and effective implementation processes.
The development of a successful sustainability strategy goes beyond the need of a deep understanding of the issues at hand. Strategies imposed by top-level decision makers lack key stakeholder buy-in, ultimately impeding implementation.
At CSCP we understand the importance of engaging all the relevant players. We bring together all participants—those within the decision-making chain, those responsible for carrying out the strategy, and those ultimately affected by the changes. Understanding stakeholders’ varying interests and priorities allows us to motivate and capitalise on their strengths and expertise in order to better position the new strategy for success.
The CSCP has developed tools such as Stakeholder Personas, Lifestyle Impact Assessments and Participatory Visioning that will help you to walk in the shoes of your stakeholders or customers and identify opportunities and solutions for your organisation, business, region or project.
From helping HR teams empower and galvanise key staff in transitioning the company to new sustainable approaches to assisting organisations as they develop and deliver an effective communication for sustainable procurement, or training young people in sustainable careers, the CSCP’s diverse staff of experts creates a multi-disciplinary approach to sustainability training and capacity building.
Design turns the abstract into the tangible and supports change. Visualisations create a deeper understanding and are able to support and improve reach and communication through corporate identity, interactive websites, infographics and more. Any event, workshop or dialogue can be enhanced through creative and interactive formats that provide a new perspective to the audience. We harness design as a potent tool to tackle complex and abstract ideas in order to make the future imaginable, open up and inspire people to bring them to action and increase project impacts. Creating tangible visions of future scenarios or sustainable realities can leapfrog change in that direction.
"Bringing together top level business practice and academic knowledge, the CSCP is a place where you'll always find a great international team and true openness to innovation"
Gregory Eve, Co-founder and CEO of greenApes