Corporate Guide to Sustainable Landscaping

Region

Minnesota

Timeline

2019 - present

Audience

ESG executives and leaders

Leading businesses and organizations are capturing value by turning corporate properties and potentially under-valued landscapes into productive, biologically diverse areas. Such green spaces provide a wide array of benefits and a return on investment.

Assembled by the Sustainable Growth Coalition, this guide can help your organization decide what to do with turf and other undervalued landscapes and how to execute a project successfully. Learn:

  • What to consider before starting a project.
  • Ways to transform your undervalued and underused spaces.
  • The business case for protecting our waters and wildlife.

Before You Begin

Creating a plan for a sustainable landscape on a corporate campus requires pre-work. Recommendations for creating the plan are available in “Before You Begin” section of the case study.

Benefits and Business Case

Creating a business case for your sustainable landscaping plan requires attention to detail and the “Benefits and Business Case” section of the case study will guide you through the process.

Project Types

What key questions do you have? Browse the “Project Types” section to learn from others as you explore ways to add value, improve biodiversity, and beautify your organization’s campus.

Sustainability News

Our Sustainable Growth Coalition quarterly newsletter highlights active projects, success stories, ways to get involved, events to attend, and news about Minnesota’s global leaders in sustainability.

Circularity Toolkit Case Studies

The Circularity Toolkit prepared by members of the Sustainable Growth Coalition offers examples of multi-national corporations investing in circularity with global implications and small-to-medium-sized businesses actively integrating circular principles to meet regional needs.

C.H Robinson: Calculating carbon emissions for sustainable supply chains

Sustainable Growth Coalition member C.H. Robinson’s recent efforts include Emissions IQ to help customers track their supply chain's transportation emissions and carbon footprint.

HealthPartners: Promoting circularity and building a business case

At HealthPartners, the secret sauce for achieving circularity is in senior leadership support, strategic partnerships, accountability, and a strong connection to its mission.

Utility/Customer collaboration on uniform GHG and renewable energy reporting

Sustainable Growth Coalition members developed resources to streamline members’ sustainability reporting.