John Elkington is a leading guru of Sustainable Capitalism and proponent of the 'triple botton line'. He is founder of the leading corporate consultancy SustainAbility which sustains itself by promoting a greener and more ethical form of capitalism, often based on partnerships and engagement between businesses and NGOs. Currently he is its Chief Entrepreneur.
Since it was founded in SustainAbility has worked for the following clients:
Since 1987 we have worked for more than 150 clients including companies, governments and NGOs worldwide. Visit our case study library to read about recent work and see below for some of our past clients.
Client Sector Country ABN-Amro Finance Netherlands Abbott Laboratories Pharmaceutical US Ahlstrom Fibers Finland American Chemistry Council Chemical US Aracruz Celulose Pulp & Paper Brazil AWG Plc Water services UK Association for Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Finance UK AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical UK / Sweden Aventis Pharmaceutical France BASF Chemical Germany Baxter Pharmaceutical US Bayer AG Healthcare & Nutrition Germany BC Hydro Energy Hydro Energy Canada Ben & Jerry's Food US BMW Group Automotive Germany Body Shop Retail UK Bristol Myers Squibb Company Pharmaceutical US British Petroleum Energy UK British Petroleum Chemicals Chemical UK British Airports Authority (BAA) Airports UK British Airways Aviation UK British Telecom/BT Telecommunications UK British Gas Energy UK Building Design Partnership (BDP) Architect UK Cable & Wireless Telecommunications UK Camelot Lottery UK Capital One Finance UK Cable & Wireless Telecommunications UK Cargill Dow Polymers US Canon Electronics Japan CEFIC Chemical Belgium ChevronTexaco Oil US Chiquita Food US Coca-Cola GB Beverages US/UK Commission of the European Communities (CEC) Government Europe Compass Group Foodservice & Hospitality UK Co-operative Bank Finance UK Credit Suisse Group Finance Switzerland CSIRO Research Australia Danish Steelworks Steel Denmark Department of Trade and Industry (DTI ) Government UK Deutsche Post Telecommunications Germany Dk-Teknik Energy Denmark Dosfasco Steel Canada Dow Chemical Chemical US DuPont Chemical US Energex Energy Australia European Environment Agency (EEA) Government Europe ESAB Welding & Cutting Sweden Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD) Ferrosan Healthcare & Medical devices Healthcare & Medical Denmark Ford India Automotive India Ford Motor Company Automotive US Friends, Ivory, Sime Finance UK GEMI US General Motors Corporation Automotive US Greenpeace International NGO UK
Hewlett Packard (HP) IT US Holcim (formerly Holderbank) Cement Switzerland IBM Corporation IT US IBM UK IT UK ICI Plc Chemical UK ING Finance Netherlands INSEAD Academic France Intel Corporation Electronics US International Finance Corporation (IFC) Finance US ITT Flygt Pumps Sweden Microsoft IT and Software US Mistra Foundation Sweden mmO2 Telecomms UK Monsanto Biotechnology Biotechnology US National Grid Energy UK National Power Plc Energy UK National Provident Institution (NPI) Finance UK Nike Apparel US Nissan Automotive Japan/UK Noranda Mining and Metals Mining and Metals Canada Norsk Hydro ASA Energy & Aluminum Norway Northumbrian Water Plc Water Serivces UK Novartis International AG Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Switzerland Novo Nordisk A/S Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Denmark Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Multilateral Multilateral Pfizer Pharmaceutical US PG&E National Energy Group Energy US Powergen Energy UK Procter & Gamble Consumer Products UK PruPIM Property UK Queensland Environmental Protection Agency Government Australia Rohm & Haas Company Chemical US Royal Dutch / Shell Group Oil UK / Netherlands SAB Miller Brewing South Africa St Luke’s Advertising UK Schlumberger Oilfield Services US Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) Government UK ScottishPower Energy UK Shell Chemicals Chemical UK SITA Waste Management UK Skanska Construction Services Sweden Solvay Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sony Consumer Electronics Japan Starbucks Beverages US Statoil Oil Norway Swedish Airports Authority Luftfartsverket Airports Sweden Swiss Re Finance Switzerland Sydney Water Water Australia Tioxide Chemical UK Toyota Automotive Japan / Belgium TSB Bank Finance TXU Energy Unilever Consumer Goods UK / Netherlands United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Government United Nations Global Compact Government US Vodafone Telecommunications UK Volvo Automotive Sweden Volkswagen Automotive Germany Wachovia Corporation Finance US Watercare Services Ltd Water Services New Zealand Westpac Banking Corporation Finance Australia World Resources Institute (WRI) NGO US WMC Mining & Minerals Australia World Bank Finance US Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) NGO UK
Elkington has a long established interest in environmental business and politics. In the 1980s he was a director of Bioresources Ltd and published research on ' the enormous potential of the U.S. biotechnology industry to meet such Third World needs as food, fuel, pest control, and improved health'. Double Dividends? US Biotechnology and Third World Development, World Resources Institute, 1986-29 pages