OVERVIEW: Responsible Futures educates, inspires and guides people and businesses to become more sustainable and socially responsible with training, webinars & consulting.
Their goal is to demystify sustainability so that all can understand concepts like ESG, carbon footprint, net zero, biodiversity and social value; and engage in sustainability discussions with their stakeholders.
KEY FACTS: Founder: Sam Cande, CEO & Founder
Launch date: April 2021
Experience: Across the business travel sphere, including publishing as the Director for Sustain Magazine
Geographic reach: Global
CREDENTIALS: Responsible Futures consultants have over 20 years of experience working with some of the world’s largest corporations. They are B Leaders, Future-Fit Foundation certified professionals, CISL Alumni CSR Accreditation partners, assessors and trainers, members of Association of Sustainability Practitioners, and thought leaders.
PROPRIETARY PROPOSITION: Their training courses are designed to give organisations an understanding of what sustainability truly entails, how it affects day-to-day operations and the achievement of business objectives. The course is designed to educate individuals and organisations on the importance of sustainability and social responsibility and provide them with the knowledge and tools they need to make a positive impact on the environment and society.
The course is either live in-person or virtually live or they offer an introduction to sustainability, which is 1.5 hrs and can be taken at your own pace.
The consulting offering is to support companies on their ESG strategy, ranging from carbon footprint measurement to setting SBTi net zero targets and delivering impact reports to help with communication and RFP responses.
They have a programme of webinars on topics like Why Nature Based Solutions Matter, Why a Sustainable Travel Programme Matters and also a regular podcast ‘Sustain Talks’.
TARGET MARKET: The business is not industry specific but have been working closely with the business travel industry and they support boards and leaders across the industry to provide them with the external expertise needed.
COMMERCIAL MODEL: Responsible Futures charge a registration fee for their training courses and offer a consulting model for businesses, depending on type and scope of the project.
BLACK BOX VERDICT: Sam is incredibly passionate about her subject matter and shows a real desire to educate individuals and businesses on their sustainability journey. The offer of various mediums of training, webinars and podcasts ensures accessibility for all and I am an advocate of any business that is striving to enlighten the industry with knowledge and practical solutions.
Reviewed by Paula Cullen, Black Box Partnerships