Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where can I learn more about the Embedding Wheel framework?

A. We have created a resource with more detail about the development of the framework, how to make sense of the wheel and our maturity model. We invite you to take a look here.

Q. I’m interested in the Baseline Practices Assessment but would like to get a sense of the questions first. Can I access the questionnaire somewhere?

A. Definitely. We recommend familiarizing yourself with the framework and taking a look at the Self-assessment to get started. Please note that the Self-assessment is a simplified version of the Embedding Project’s full practices assessment process and does not have the same degree of granularity as the full practices assessment.

Q. 30 to 40 hours of contact time with employees for the Practices Assessment seems like alot. Can you provide me with more details about this time commitment?

A. 30 to 40 hours is an estimate of the total amount of time we would need with various employees across the company. No individual employee is expected to invest this much time on his or her own. From our experience, it is realistic to expect each selected employee to invest 1 to 1.5 hours of his or her time. Please note that this estimate does not include Change Agents.

Q. Do I have to undergo a Baseline Practices Assessment to be a part of a Global Community of Practice or Regional Peer-to-Peer Network?

A. Yes. A Baseline Practices Assessment helps you understand your organization’s overall sustainability embeddedness, where you are strong and where you can improve. Time and time again we have heard from our members that the process is a valuable step that should serve as a prerequisite for membership. Having all organizations undergo this process ensures that everyone is familiar with the framework and the language and prepared for effective discussions and peer-to-peer learning.

Q. What is the difference between a Global Community of Practice and a Regional Peer-to-Peer Network?

A. Global Communities of Practices are deep dives on particular topics that have been identified by companies and sustainability intrapreneurs as important and relevant to embedding sustainability. These Communities include select companies doing interesting work in the topic of focus and the eventual outcome is to develop tools and resources to further knowledge and create public good. Our Regional Peer-to-Peer Networks are not assembled with a particular topic in mind. They are a safe space for our members to share knowledge and ideas to help one another progress across different practices.

Q. What are the upcoming Global Communities of Practice and how can I learn about them?

A. You can visit our Communities of Practice page here to see a list of CoPs and their current progress. We keep this page up to date with new opportunities but as our CoPs are deep dives into areas that are of interest and of relevance

Q. What do past members have to say about working with the Embedding Project?

A. We’d love to tell you more about what our past members are saying but we think it might be better for you to read it in their own words.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact us so that we can put you in touch with a past partner.

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