Green Performance Strategies Featured on Cover of Lehigh Valley Business0

We’re pleased to share that Green Performance Strategies is featured on the front page of this week’s Lehigh Valley Business.  The article highlights the growing importance of measuring all three capital components of a business–financial, human and natural–and using those metrics to drive performance and ensure long-term profitability.

It’s easy to get lost in a sea of metrics, but choosing the right combination of key performance indicators (both leading and lagging) can provide real insight and inform better decision making when it comes to issues critical to long-term success.  The article emphasizes GPS’ unique dashboard, which provides a holistic view of a company’s execution of its strategy by rolling up its key performance indicators into a single set of infographics.  Different from the clunky dashboards one encounters in energy management and other sustainability reporting arenas, the GPS dashboard is visually engaging and incoporates all three sustainability components–financial, human and natural.

We are very excited to have been featured in Lehigh Valley Business. You can read the article, “Sustainability becomes vital new corporate measurement,” online here.

Green Performance Strategies Delivers Its First Success in the Healthcare Community0

The Road to Health: Community Health Profile for the Lehigh ValleyWe are very pleased to announce that Green Performance Strategies has delivered its first successful project. GPS worked with the Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust and the Health Care Council of the Lehigh Valley to release its first report, The Road to Health: Community Health Profile, the first step in the development of a comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment.  The Community Health Care Needs Assessment Profile will facilitate the development of a 5-year Community Health Action Plan, which is required of healthcare systems under the Affordable Care Act.

This report looks at the six major causes of death and illness in the Lehigh Valley – heart disease, cancer, stroke, lung disease, injuries and violence, and complications related to diabetes – and the major factors that contribute to these health issues.  The data-driven profile lays out the key indicators for health in the Lehigh Valley, including a comparison with state and national data and goals. The profile also includes a dashboard to make it easier to communicate results to the community.

Says Ron Dendas, Program Officer for the Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust, of the GPS team:

From the first meeting, Deana and her associates were extremely attentive.  They listened to all I had to say and helped me collect and present my thoughts and data in a clear, concise, easy to follow manner.  Deana knew when and how to respectfully “push back” on areas that needed improvement.  She hit every deadline and met every condition, despite taking on a very challenging project with a very short deadline.  Her associates were top-notch.  I couldn’t have asked for a better final product.  A very professional organization!

You can read more in this article from The Morning Call, or you can check out the report below:










GPS Presents on Metrics and Dashboards at Energypath 20120

On Thursday, June 28th, Green Performance Strategies’ Andrea and Samantha Wittchen and Deana Zosky presented at Energypath 2012 on metrics, key performance indicators (KPIs), dashboards and sustainability performance.

At the heart of sustainability performance improvement is the ability to measure and therefore manage the process. KPIs serve as the yardsticks to measure progress against a baseline. Dashboards provide a platform to communicate progress against goals, both internally for better management and externally for better corporate communication with stakeholders. It’s important to know how to choose appropriate KPIs and how to effectively communicate via dashboards and other communication tools.

The presentation walked attendees through the importance of using metrics in daily decision making, as well as how to go about choosing appropriate indicators (both lagging and leading) to give an accurate picture of a company’s sustainability performance.  The talk concluded with an examination of dashboards that are already out there that illustrate some of the best and worst examples of how to develop your own system.