The Embedding Framework was first developed in 2010 in a systematic review by Dr. Stephanie Bertels that brought together the best available knowledge on how to embed sustainability in business from over 14,000 academic articles, books, and reports. Over the next three years, we worked with 16 companies from across North America, Europe, and Africa to refine the framework into a diagnostic tool to assess a company’s sustainability maturity.
These free resources can help you get started in making use of the framework:
Proactive companies are working to embed sustainability across their operations and into their decision-making. This guide is a practical starting point to help you understand what embedding looks like, how to assess your company’s progress, and how to prioritize your efforts.
Interested in understanding your own company's journey? Consider undertaking this free, preliminary practices self-assessment.