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The power of the three pillars of sustainability

Three pillars of sustainability: people, profit, and planet

Here at Peak, we navigate change in partnership with you by using the power of the three pillars of sustainability: people, profit, and planet. Use the power of the three pillars of sustainability to protect your brand, save money, and gain competitive market advantage while ensuring that people and the environment thrive. We have the right people in the right place at the right time. Our growing and talented team helps you address the challenges of change.

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FDR’s quote about holding on to hope for a better world, just beyond the horizon.

Did you know that sustainable organizations are more resilient to change? They also build in efficiencies that save money, create stronger brands, retain employees and customers, and maximize their reputation. Sustainability doesn’t mean sacrificing profits. In today’s market, to protect brand and competitive placement in the market, businesses must ensure that people and the environment are not harmed in the process of reaching their financial goals. Government and education institutions are exposed to the same acceleration of change as well.

Sustainability drives business success

In fact, business leaders are prioritizing the power of their sustainability initiatives to further drive business success, profits, and brand. The Harvard Business Review says, “It may seem counterintuitive that spending more money on sustainable business practices can boost a company’s profitability, but studies show that the most sustainable companies are also the most profitable.”

Peak Sustainability Group is purpose-driven

The author of Reimagining Capitalism in a World On Fire, Rebecca Henderson, says: “Purpose-driven organizations are very much aware that while they must generate profits to survive, making money is not their primary goal. Some purpose driven firms exist to improve the lives of their customers. Some focus on creating employment. Others hope to solve the world’s environmental and social problems. but in every case they put mission over the need to maximize short-term shareholder returns.”

With our recent rebrand from Kulshan Services to Peak Sustainability Group, we are here to help clients where they are with the expertise to help them realize their goals whether it be environmental compliance, sustainability planning, climate risk analysis, community engagement, or ecosystem health. Check out our project history to confirm our capacity to help clients like you.

Climate change and sustainability risk define the future

Big changes are underway and risk is defining the future.

  • ​Banks, the insurance industry, and businesses are waking up to future climate change risks.
  • Our military sees climate change as one of our nation’s greatest threats. Access to ports and the resilience of our military installations are in the crosshairs for sea level rise, intense storms, and supply chain disruptions.
  • More investors recognize the link between changes in climate and what they see business doing or not doing.
  • Equity is playing a larger role in politics. This is impacting the workforce and their expectations.
  • Electrification is coming on fast which changes cost projections, manufacturing, and transport of goods.
  • Businesses will see impacts to their bottom line and future competitiveness.
  • Saving money is about reducing waste, recycling valuable commodities, or implementing energy efficiencies

A pandemic of change

The past two years have been eye-opening. What we are experiencing is a pandemic of change that has tested our systems for weakness. The noise in our politics is lit up because the failures of our economic systems and the injustices affecting so many people and people are waking up.

No return to business as usual

It’s not business as usual; it’s really going to require we adapt. We believe in the the power of the three pillars of sustainability: people, profit, and planet. We love to help organizations like yours catalyze breakthrough solutions, inform sound decision making, and decide on a sustainable path forward.

Now in our second decade, the Peak team can help you develop targeted strategies to survive the stress tests of the day. Check out our growing and talented team to address your challenges in navigating change sustainably. We navigate change by using the power of the three pillars of sustainability: people, profit, and planet.

Confident and informed guidance and expertise

Count on us for qualified and experienced guidance and expertise. We can help you find the right balance between making money, serving people, and taking care of the environment. We’ll ask the right questions, share information and expertise, and bring people together to find common ground. Are you ready to take the leap to a new level of sustainability, climate adaptation, prosperity without harm to the planet, and greater future resilience?


At Peak, we are so grateful for the privilege to work in these critical times toward a more collaborative, just, and adaptive future. We are deepening our support for clients proving a steady hand. We are always looking for communities and businesses that are ready to take the leap to a new level of sustainability, climate adaptation, prosperity without harm to the planet, and resilience.

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