Was the Recession Actually *Good* for Sustainability? (Part 4 of 4)

Part 4 of 4 – Interview Series with Kenton Harmer hosted by Jennifer Woofter

There are some compelling reasons to believe that the 2008-2011 economic slowdown was (contrary to popular belief) beneficial to the sustainability movement. Don’t believe us? Then you’ll definitely want to check out the last of four video clips with Kenton Harmer (you can read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 in case you missed them), one of the lead researchers on the Agriculture Emissions Supply Chain Report by the Carbon Disclosure Project. In this video, Kenton opines on the future of sustainability benchmarking, why the recession was good for sustainability, and next steps for carbon accounting.

Thanks to Kenton for his insight — we learned a lot by spending an hour with you!

Originally posted on Strategic Sustainability Consulting

Part 1
Part 2

Part 3


Kenton Harmer is the Senior Vice President of Milepost Consulting and Co-Director of Common Fields.  Common Fields, the agriculture practice of Milepost Consulting, is an industry leader at creating and implementing evidence-based sustainability strategies for the agriculture sector.   As one of the founding partners of Common Fields, Kenton’s experience is in developing methodologies and systems that measure the sustainability performance of agricultural operations and sectors.  With an MBA in Sustainable Management, Kenton specializes in translating this technical data into strategies and lasting changes that improve an organization’s market position and long-term profitability. Contact him at kenton@common-fields.com.

Jennifer Woofter is the founder and president of Strategic Sustainability Consulting, a boutique firm specializing in helping rapidly growing mid-size businesses integrate sustainability into their business model. She tweets at @jenniferwoofter.