PROBE for Sustainability Excellence – Acknowledgements

The development of PROBE for Sustainable Business has benefited, and continues to benefit, from the expertise and contributions of many people and organisations.  The primary authors and editors, on behalf of Comparison International Ltd, are Phil Hanson and David Yarrow, who would like to acknowledge the contributions and support of the following people in particular:

Jonas Oldmark, The Natural Step

Karl-Henrik Robèrt, The Natural Step

Chris Voss, London Business School

Paul Bennett, b:ssec

Taryn Blom, b:ssec

Bob Pojasek, Harvard University

Peter Faill, Local Government Sustainable Commissioning & Procurement Stakeholder Group / Durham County Council

Fay Blair, Local Government Sustainable Commissioning & Procurement Stakeholder Group / Global to Local

David Wright, Local Government Sustainable Commissioning & Procurement Stakeholder Group / Wright Pierse Associates

Jason Leadbitter, Ineos ChlorVinyls

Bill Hoffman, Chicago Manufacturing Centre

Hiroshi Hamasaki, Fujitsu Tokyo / Centre for International Public Policy Studies (Japan)

Rebecca Geraghty, Home Grown Cereals Authority

Paul Greenop, Carbon Trust

Haydn Davies, Birmingham City University

Bill Farmer, Interserve plc

Deborah Fox, Forum for the Future

Martin Hunt, Forum for the Future

Neil Bentley, CBI

Matthew Lumsden, TNEI Services

Helen Nisbet, TNEI Services

Chris Ford, Independent

Edwin Janssen, Sustainable Growth Associates

The very helpful influence on the content of PROBE for Sustainable Business of four published frameworks is acknowledged:

The Natural Step Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development, or FSSD, developed by Professor Karl-Henrik Robèrt and colleagues at The Natural Step, providing a science-based definition of the sustainability of performance and practice – see The Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development at:

The Five Capitals Model, developed by Jonathon Porritt and colleagues at Forum for the Future – see

Green to Gold, developed by Daniel C. Esty and Andrew S. Winston, as described in: Esty, DC and Winston, AS (2009). Green to Gold. New Haven, USA: Yale University Press

The Sustainable Value Portfolio, developed by Stuart L. Hart, as described in: Hart, SL (2007). Capitalism at the Crossroads (2nd edition). New Jersey, USA: Wharton School Publishing

The Sustainability Advantage, developed by Bob Willard – see



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