Sustainable & ESG Business Consulting: Our Lofty Goals for 2024

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Well, its almost “so-long” to 2023. ThisRock Inc stands proud! We embarked on a passionate journey that reaffirmed our firm’s commitment to making sustainability consulting helpful and accessible for every Canadian business – small and large. Throughout the year, we not only provided Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) education to over 250 businesses, but we also spearheaded more than 30 projects aimed at making these businesses more environmentally sustainable. In the process, we forged meaningful connections and collaborations (… great examples at The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, and The Cotton Factory). Who knew there were SO MANY smart people ready to take collective action in the pursuit of a greener and more sustainable future.

Reflecting on 2023: Fractional ESG Consulting in Ontario

The past year has been a testament to the power of change through persistence. ThisRock humbly played a role in guiding businesses towards a more sustainable future. How? We offered comprehensive ESG services that went beyond compliance. Through a combination of education, projects, and networking, we – alongside amazing boutique sustainability consulting firms – contributed to a paradigm shift! Businesses can approach environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues with profitability in mind. 

  • One of the key highlights of ThisRock’s journey in 2023 has been its commitment to education. We not only disseminated knowledge about the importance of sustainability but we tried our darndest to empower businesses with the tools and insights needed to integrate sustainable practices into their operations. By educating over 250 businesses, ThisRock laid a foundation for a more conscientious and environmentally aware business community. We can’t wait to speak on Responsible Marketing: Navigating ESG for the CMA
  • Beyond education, ThisRock we spent a lot of 2023 with our sleeves rolled up! We drove tangible change through hands-on projects and work. We worked on over 30 projects (!!) that addressed a wide range of issues, from energy efficiency to waste reduction. These projects showcase the practical application of sustainable practices. They serve as examples and proof for businesses looking to make a positive impact while also considering their bottom lines.
  • As we journeyed through 2023, it was not just about the projects and education initiatives, but also about the people. We had the privilege of collaborating with passionate individuals. Thanks to Aashita ShahGreg CampbellYellowYellow, and other forward-thinking people that share a common vision for a sustainable future. These connections have not only enriched the company’s network but have also reinforced the belief that meaningful change is a collective effort.

Setting the Stage for 2024: Helping 500 SMEs Take-on Sustainability & ESG

With the successes of 2023 as a driving force, ThisRock has set ambitious goals for the upcoming year. The company aims to extend its impact by assisting 500 small and mid-sized businesses in meeting new customer ESG demands and initiating planet and people-friendly initiatives. To achieve this, we have 3 ways to reach out and help SMBs across Toronto, Hamilton, Mississauga, Markham and all of Ontario:

  1. Fractional Sustainability Consulting: ThisRock recognizes that each business is unique, and sustainability solutions should be tailored to fit individual needs. The company will offer fractional sustainability consulting services, encompassing reviews, assessments, strategy development, implementation, and communication. By providing holistic guidance, ThisRock aims to empower businesses to navigate the complexities of sustainability with confidence.
  2. Creating Courses and Trainings: Education remains a cornerstone of ThisRock’s mission. In 2024, the company plans to expand its educational offerings by creating courses and training programs. These resources will be designed to equip businesses and individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to integrate sustainability into their daily operations. By democratizing access to sustainability education, we hope to catalyze widespread adoption of responsible business practices. Big, lofty goal! 
  3. Fast and Helpful Audits for ESG Beginners: Recognizing that many businesses may be new to ESG and sustainability, ThisRock introduced a 1-hour business sustainability audit, and short report for just $995. These audits will serve as a quick and efficient way for companies to assess their current standing, identify areas for improvement, and kickstart their sustainability journey. By simplifying the entry into sustainability, we aim to lower barriers and encourage widespread participation. 

2024: Sustainability & ESG Consulting, Beginner Audits, and Beyond 

As ThisRock reflects on the achievements of 2023 and sets its sights on the future, one thing is clear – the journey toward sustainability is an ongoing and collaborative effort. With a commitment to education, impactful projects, and innovative solutions, we are poised to play a BIG role in shaping a more sustainable business landscape in 2024… and beyond. As businesses embrace the call for environmental responsibility, ThisRock stands ready to guide them on a journey that not only benefits the planet but also contributes to the long-term success and resilience of each organization it serves.