This is where we do the work leading up to and including a quote. We’ll explore different ways of collaborating (project-based, ad hoc consultancy or monthly retainer, for example). While doing so, we’ll look at how we can work sustainably, efficiently and effectively, while allowing for flexibility and minimizing stress.

Based on the hypothesis and scope, we’ll present you an indicative answer. This shows you two things: the activities that we think will be necessary in the project and what the results could look like. It helps align our overall understanding of the project and explains what the risks and difficulties are. We ask what you intend to do with the results, and double-check deadlines, project flow and reporting. From there we offer an official quote.

Commiting to sustainability

One of our aims in this step is to challenge you and ask questions about sustainability. We’ll ask about materials, including the research materials. For example, what will happen to them after the project? Agreeing on these details at this stage means that we’re both making a commitment to working sustainably in the upcoming project.

Terms and Conditions

Generally, we will reach an agreement based on your company’s legal suggestions. For you to know early on what is important to us, and how we see our relation and roles, here you can take a look at the CR Way of Working with Terms and Conditions.

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Please feel free to explore other parts of our process below

At CR, we provide scientifically sound and sustainable business direction.

The three concepts in this process – science, sustainability, business – aren’t incompatible. Quite the opposite. Because of overlapping global crises and the regulations put in place to deal with them, only solutions that embrace environmental, social and economic sustainability are good for business.

So, we make sustainability a consideration at every stage of our projects. And in our experience this improves both methodologies and outcomes.

Here’s a guide to how we do it: science, sustainability and business step by step.

How we work

Reporting and sharing

We deliver a final report in the most useful format.
We supply raw data and technical details.
We present to your organization to prompt sustainable change.

Reporting and Sharing

Feedback and wrap-up

This is where we look back and look forward.
We collect and analyze opinions from everyone involved.
We analyze the resource use.
We eat cake.

Feedback and Wrap-Up

Making Contact

We introduce ourselves and learn a little about each other.
We find out if we meet your needs, your ways of working and your supplier policy.
We see if the project is compatible with our sustainability goals.

Making Contact

Defining the Scope

Here, we define the problem and a satisfactory outcome.
We formulate a hypothesis, what’s needed and what’s nice.
We find out what sustainable alternatives are suitable.

Defining the scope

Reaching an agreement

We outline the work we’ll do.
We show you what the results might look like.
We explore specific sustainability details.
We make an official quote.

Reaching an agreement


Here, we clarify expectations, establish project structure and confirm goals.
We ensure we truly embed sustainability in the project.
We manage the impact of project work via a materiality assessment.
We assess the project’s wider impact with a stakeholder analysis.


The Project

We ask the questions, what do we see? and what does it mean?
We use the most appropriate instruments and methods.
We observe opportunities to be more sustainable, now and in the future.
We keep you involved in decision-making.

The Project

Result Discussion

Here, we assess the data as a whole and in context.
We discuss what the results mean: to you and the planet.
We elaborate on our findings.
We identify sustainability risks and opportunities.

Result Discussion