“It would be difficult to overstate the positive impact that Jib Ellison and the Blu Skye team have had on Walmart and our associates.”
- Lee Scott, Chairman to the Executive Committee, Walmart
"Blu Skye provides a level of insight, partnership and commitment to doing the right thing that sets them apart from traditional consultants. It is refreshing, inspiring and a pleasure working with them. They get sustainability, they understand business challenges and they know that companies have to change in order to change the world."
- Rob Bernard, Chief Sustainability Strategist, Microsoft
"Through their skills and passion for creating big change through industry collaboration, Blu Skye has played an essential role in the creation of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and development of the Apparel Sustainability Index."
- Rick Ridgeway, Patagonia
"Very few firms could pull off what Blu Skye did for REBA in such a short time with one client, let alone four NGOs. By the end of the project, we had the organizational momentum and trusted relationships that set us up for long-term success.
I’ve worked with Blu Skye on many projects, with many organizations. They are truly unparalleled in their ability to build trust between stakeholders with seemingly opposing perspectives, and drive consensus when ambiguity is dominant. Their approach and processes are the winning ingredient, and their sustainability subject matter expertise is simply a bonus.”
- Miranda Ballentine, CEO, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA)
"I continue to be impressed by Blu Skye’s ability to drive alignment and consensus where very little common ground exists."
- Charlie Monahan, Panasonic
"Blu Skye gets my nod as the best consulting firm in the world in making good on Peter Drucker's premonition that "every social and global issue of our day is a business opportunity" -- given the right conditions for innovation, pragmatism, and an enterprise-wide alignment of strengths. Its a thrill to hit that mutual sweet spot of building a better world and realizing huge new business opportunities. Blu Skye is helping to make history in the field of sustainable value innovation and they are doing it with a humility and collaborative approach that brings out the best in the people and businesses they are working with."
- David Cooperrider, Professor and Chair, Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University
"The old environmentalism is dead, but there is an emerging post-environmental consensus that is burgeoning through the work of Blu Skye. Their mission is to inspire solutions that match the magnitude of the challenges we face in the 21st Century."
- Adam Werbach, Chief Sustainability Officer, Saatchi & Saatchi
"Nowhere in the in the world has a group of committed individuals such as this come together to start on a such a collective new journey…here today we have paved the way."
- Khush Marolia, Procter & Gamble (Duracell)
"The Blu Skye team did an outstanding and professional job. They held the interest of the group through the process and kept the creative juices of the attendees flowing…. No easy task!"
-Dennis Sabourin, National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR)
"I continue to be impressed with Blu Skye’s passion, knowledge and commitment to drive the sustainability efforts of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition; their ability to facilitate such a diverse group of companies effectively and efficiently is World Class!!"
- Scott Lercel, Target
"Blu Skye has assembled a team that provides just what is needed for business leaders seeking to drive a clear sustainability strategy. They brought us a truly unique set of capabilities that helped us build on our legacy of sustainable leadership."
- John Replogle, CEO, Burt's Bees
"Blu Skye should be required advisors for those seeking to capture these opportunities in ways that turn on customers, employees and the market place."
- Peter Seligmann, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Conservation International
"There are now hundreds of consulting organizations that will help businesses change their internal and external practices towards sustainable outcomes. Sustainability is an "ability," but it cannot be brought about piecemeal, nor is it a fix. It is a fundamental change in business practice and Blu Skye brings deeply honed skills to create this shift. It creates the conditions for systemic change in large organizations and then opens up its considerable networks of possibility. Sustainability represents the only way business will survive; an opportunity exists for those who can grasp it earliest and act with the most understanding. This change can only be brought when people change. It is not a belief, but a perception, and Blu Skye creates a matrix of change better than any group I know."
- Paul Hawken, author of The Ecology of Commerce
"For me [the system-in-the-room summit] sparked three real new opportunities. I got more done in 2.5 days than I could have accomplished in a couple of years."
–Bruce Brinkmeyer, Dairy Farmers of America
"Any firm can write a white paper, conduct an environmental impact assessment, or tell you about sustainability and the opportunities, but it is more difficult to find a partner to help you capture stakeholder imagination, enroll them in a common goal, and put change into action. Blu Skye gets system change."
–Erin Fitzgerald, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy
"In my 23 years in this industry, this is the single most forward step I have seen. "
-Will Sagar, Southeast Recycling Development Council