<span class="vcard">NewEcoAdmin</span>

Why NewEco?

I am a strategic systems-thinker, passionate about helping companies transform to seize opportunities that restore ecosystems and strengthen communities while driving a healthy economy.

My approach starts with understanding: talking with people, analyzing data, and getting to the root cause of the issue at hand. Once the root cause is identified, I launch a creative process with my clients to identify a range of possible solutions that can then be prioritized based on the value they bring to the business and its stakeholders. I work this way to quickly identify the most efficient and effective solutions that drive tangible results for the environment and society, which may often be ‘outside of the box’ and may require an evolution of the core business. I believe this is the best way to make timely and long-lasting changes. We are working in an era of urgency where the economy, so closely tied to the climate and biodiversity, no longer runs on the models we used in the past. This requires new thinking inside businesses in order to survive and thrive into the 21st century.

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Megan Hellstedt

Business Strategy

Is it time to renew your business strategy? Do you want your business to be resilient in the face of climate change, demographic shifts, and changing technology? Are you ready to make changes in your business to create a positive impact on future generations? I am ready to help.

I will tailor-make a strategy re-set that strengthens your relationship with stakeholders and prepares you to communicate transparently about your business impacts. We’ll start by assessing where you are: your current context. Through engaging key stakeholders, measuring impacts, analyzing risks and opportunities, and benchmarking performance, we’ll review a thorough review of where your business is today. Then I’ll guide you through defining your future context: how will trends impact your business and how resilient are you in the face of change? Through visioning, clarifying values and purpose, and stating clearly how you want to be in the future, we’ll establish a guiding framework. From there, I’ll help you design clear goals and metrics that efficiently demonstrate how you’re progressing.

At the end of our work together, you can move forward with confidence that your business is not only prepared for the future but also actively engaged in restoring nature and making humanity more resilient.

1 on 1 advising

Are you a CEO or executive who wants to take action on climate change or biodiversity loss and you need help on where to start? Or are you new to a Chief Sustainability Officer role? Do you have a wealth of business experience and also need a sounding board as you chart the course to build sustainability into your company? As an active listener and experienced sustainability professional, I’ll help you reflect on where you are, where you want to be, and how to get there.

Sustainable Food Systems

People are demanding change in the way we produce and consume food. Opportunities abound for companies ready to transform their products and their way of doing business to address climate change, build a more circular economy, and restore health. Whether your food business has been around for 100 years or you’re just getting started, I’ll guide you through understanding how your business intersects with these topics then will help you define what you can do to lead in the transition to a healthy and sustainable food system.