About Sustainability


Sustainability is?

Sustainability is a form of being; it's like an inspired and emotional operating system from which we create action, enduring change and impact.  It's a change in mindset and the way you do business and not just a new program or two.  It's also very unique to every company and therefore, there is no one-sized-fits-all approach.

Brundtland’s is the standard definition of sustainability: “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs".


Why not Sustainability?

When we hear the word “sustainability” we tend to think of renewable fuel sources, reducing carbon emissions, protecting environments and a way of keeping the delicate ecosystems of our planet in balance. In short, sustainability looks to protect our natural environment, human and ecological health, while driving innovation and not compromising our way of life.

Implementing sustainability initiatives will create a behavior change where the organization will either hold on to the existing process or standard or accept sustainability initiatives as a new path of an organizational culture.


What is a Sustainability Business?

According to Ann Mar “a sustainable business is an organization that prioritizes environmental principles and socially responsible behavior in its business model. Environmental principles are applied to all business decisions and are a central theme of its business strategy.”  


Business sustainability, also known as corporate sustainability, is the management and coordination of environmental, social and financial demands and concerns to ensure responsible, ethical and ongoing success.

Details of What We Offer



Sustainability Business Consulting is committed to assisting your company through a sustainability journey.  Our strategic objective is to increase your social responsibility through employee engagement, while focusing on your overall growth goals. We do this by providing organizations with sustainability leadership coaching, and implementing sustainability initiatives such as the three R's program (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle).

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At Sustainability Business Consulting LLC., our strategic objective is to increase your environmental stewardship. We do this by identifying and developing sustainable opportunities such as a waste auditing program, a water risk footprint, and create an energy reduction plan. Our sustainability initiatives have one goal in mind, which is to focus on increasing your overall revenue.

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Profit (Economic Prosperity)

Sustainability Business Consulting helps businesses avoid risks, find opportunities, and generate additional economic prosperity, all with the goal of increasing your net profit. We do this by providing organizations with business planning for sustainability, employee engagement, and reducing energy consumption and costs.

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Benefits of Implementing Sustainability/Lean Manufacturing


  • Increased Profit
  • Reduced Operating Costs/Increased Operating Efficiency
  • Enhanced Brand Image and Reputation
  • Increased Sales and Customer Loyality
  • Increased Ability to Attract and Retain Employees
  • Competitive Advantage 
  • Increased Market Share


About Our Founder

Leadership Experience


Professional Narrative:

Mario M. Columbia, the company's founder, CEO and President of Sustainability Business Consulting, LLC., is a strategic leader and exceptional developer of highly effective strategies focused on the three sustainability elements (economic prosperity, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility).  Success in growth oriented and turnaround situations; collaborated complex multi million-dollar negotiations, overhauled struggling operations, while achieving sustained growth for multiple organizations.  He is also a member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, AZ Water Association, Colorado River Water Users Association, Arizona Energy Consortium, Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce, Phoenix CEO-CFO Group, and Local First Arizona. 

Government Expertise:

Working in government environments, Mr. Columbia currently serves as a Committee member on the Judicial Select Committee for the City of Goodyear, AZ, and on the Energy Management and Sustainability and Water Resources Committee's for the AZ Water Association.  Mr. Columbia also served as the Chairman of the Water Conservation Committee and served as Chairman of the Water Planning Committee for the City of Goodyear, AZ. Collaborating with his committee, their vision and strategy was simple; ensuring that we will all have adequate water today and into the future. He understands that water conservation is using water efficiently and avoiding waste, and that water is at the core of sustainable development, and is critical in creating governance and social systems.   

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Our Sustainability Journey


Our personal journey in sustainability leadership has taken each of us to greater depths than we could have anticipated.  What started as an intention to further understand sustainability and the implementation, became a journey in understanding our role as a sustainability leader. As each of us move forward in our journey, we learn to define who we are as a sustainable leader, recognizing the need to be flexible and developing the ability to adapt dependent upon changes within the sustainability industry.  As future sustainability leaders, we all have the challenge and the responsibility not to wait for the next amazing sustainability leader, but to change ourselves and those around us into the next great leaders in sustainability. 

Our Goal (A Sustainability Transformation)


At Sustainability Business Consulting LLC., our goal is to create the next sustainability leader! If you are to become the sustainability leader you aspire to be, then you must take time to step back, reflect on your past, your present and your future. Sustainability Business Consulting provides sustainability solutions, business development services, and social marketing all with the goal of assisting you and your company to becoming sustainability leaders. So, call or email Sustainability Business Consulting for a free one hour consultation to discover your role as a sustainability leader.

It's always important to remember what Bob Willard states in his book, The New Sustainability Advantage, that "when sustainability is at the core of your business and is connected to the conscience of an organization, it can be a platform for greater business growth and innovation, and an essential pillar of creative business partnerships."

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