Raven values the earth. We are awed by its power and by
its fragility; by its harmony and its discord; and by its
complexity and, its simplicity. We value the interconnectedness
of all life across geographies and time.
We believe in humanity's potential to create a sustainable
world that supports economic, ecological, physical and spiritual
health that can be enjoyed by all.
Raven believes that our planet and our global society are
in peril due to population growth, demands for resources,
climate change and a host of imprudent actions.
that in order to reverse this untenable position and achieve
our true collective potential that individuals, households,
businesses, governments, schools, places of worship and
organizations must urgently take action that is ecologically
and socially responsible, and builds true prosperity.
Raven believes that businesses, along with other stakeholders,
have a responsibility to move society expeditiously toward
believe that those organizations that integrate sustainable
principles into their operations benefit through reduced
costs; heightened productivity; greater innovation; enhanced
ability to recruit, motivate and retain talented workers;
a more favorable reputation; better relations with stakeholders;
and other qualities that translate into competitive advantage.
Raven believes in the long-term profitable performance of
our Clients. We enter relationships with the expectation
that respect, fairness and ethical principles will guide
our interactions and generate outcomes that are rewarding
to all parties.
We continuously seek improvements and pursue excellence.
Excellence is the well-planned outcome of quality processes
and products that meet or exceed Client and stakeholder
expectations and needs. While we appreciate perfection we
acknowledge that its blind pursuit can be a thief of our
time and other resources.
We value safe, comfortable work environments that are inviting,
warm and conducive to establishing flow (that joyful time
of creativity and seeming effortless performance).
Qualities, Performance and Reward
We expect honesty, integrity, dependability, accountability,
respect and courtesy. We encourage resourcefulness, initiative,
discipline and courage.
the potential for every individual to take on leadership
responsibilities. Because of that promise we are committed
to the growth of the individual, empower, and provide recognition
and fair compensation based on performance.
We have a thirst for knowledge and believe that lifelong
learning dedicated to acquiring critical skills enables
us to be more effective in discharging our responsibilities
and achieving our individual potential. We are committed
to knowledge-sharing that efficiently links experience and
Just as ecosystems thrive on a balanced variety of species,
Raven respects and treasures the perspectives and wisdom
afforded by many different cultures, ages, faiths, sexes
and backgrounds. We embrace inclusion, involvement and engagement.
Partners and Collaboration
We believe that high-performing teams comprised of experts
from varied disciplines are more effective in delivering
results than what individual team members are able to achieve
when working on their own. We value strong, mutually beneficial
relationships with clients, suppliers, alliances and partners,
competitors, contractors and subcontractors whose guiding
principles are consistent with our own values. We treat
these partners as they would want to be treated.
We foster innovation through clarity of thought and by inspiring,
seeding, growing and harvesting relevant ideas.
Open, direct, honest and sensitive communication in the
written and spoken word promotes authentic conversations,
prevents problems, accelerates studied decisions and advances
the creation of value without sacrificing the self-esteem
We value our collective physical resources: air, water,
soils, forests, habitats and wildlife.
time and its efficient use.
We believe in managing risks, not taking risks. Thoughtful
appraisals of conditions, scenario planning and probability
assessment are basic tools we apply in understanding and
We are dedicated to building a reputation as excellent sustainability
consultants whose efforts benefit our clients and multiple
stakeholders. We are sustained by the enjoyment in and passion
for our work, by ensuring that our work is in balance with
the rest of our lives, by financial security, by rewarding
relationships, and by taking great satisfaction in the results
of our work.
We believe it is important for organizations to give back
to the community by actively supporting community projects;
by encouraging people to fulfill their family responsibilities
and to participate in civic affairs; and by leading by example.
our actions should advance the economies, ecologies and
well-being of the multiple communities in which we have
a stake: individuals, families and households; neighborhoods,
villages, towns and cities; states, regions and countries;
interest groups; strategic alliances, supply chains and
industries; ecosystems and the global community that is
a part of our value chain.