Founded by Simon Smallchua, Rebecca Smallchua & Gillian Pereira in 2021, the idea for The Business Pickle came through a conversation about the potential for business to be a force for good, to truly shift the needle on the biggest social and environmental issues of our time.
We believe that companies have a heart that lives in the people who work in them. They have a conscience, care and want to make a positive difference in the world.
Our research focuses on business realities, translates academic findings into practical actions, and features global perspectives, businesses, trends, and case studies.
This is not an academic exercise: our services are designed to help business leaders and teams to take informed action.
We are a dynamic team that works to understand your business and team, whether you need a once-off workshop or a roadmap for change.
We combine global insights with data from within your business and collaboratively develop an impact roadmap. We interview your leaders, survey your wider team and run workshops to uncover the areas that will have short and long term impact and importantly assess their effort, complexity and risk.
Our roadmap for change will give organisational clarity and confidence, while also connecting you to the right resources to fast-track your change.
We conduct in-depth research on your impact area to equip your team with expert insights, trends, data, case studies, best practice and clear actions & toolkits to fast-tracker change - taking your impact to the next level.
Our concise, commercially minded research is presented in engaging ways that will help people rethink, develop new ideas and spark change.
Engage your people through live learning sessions, in-depth feature reports, podcast episodes, videos, events, and bite-sized content.
We curate a selection of content to guide you on how to make progress on those sticky problems for your business.
Help your team rethink challenging topics, validate their ideas and build momentum around impact areas that will move your organisation forward.
The Business Pickle helped digital agency Portable to create its first ever environmental sustainability strategy and roadmap of activities for the next 3 years.
Uncover top priorities, prevailing beliefs, issues, barriers and ideas from your staff and key stakeholders to inform your sustainability strategy.
Understand where your business currently sits in the bigger picture of your industry. Get insights into sustainability/ESG initiatives, case studies, best practices, benchmarks and frameworks relevant to your sector.
Develop a clear roadmap of practical, measurable activities. Set out priorities and targets, within a relevant sustainability framework. Gain tools to communicate your goals and progress internally and externally.
We work with people who genuinely want to make a difference in the world through their business. We span any industry, whether it's service based or product based. Every business has its own specific impacts and challenges. We figure out where a business sits within the broader landscape of its industry, and tailor our services based on that information. Any sized business is good for us.
We run a lean, flexible team, and can alter our services to suit your budget. Our goal is to help you generate as much good as possible with the money you have to spend. We do good quality work without the hefty industry standard price tag, because we care a lot about what we do. We want to do as much of it as we can.
We’re not a certified B Corp consultant, but if you’re in the process of applying to become a B Corp, working with us will likely help. Making a sustainability plan and crafting your business’s theory of change will definitely improve your B Corp score. We’ve personally been through the certification process for our sister business (Harvey).
A sustainability plan is a roadmap for businesses that want to have a more positive impact on the planet. They outline the goals a business wants to achieve, and a clear set of measurable actions to get there. Many businesses use ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) as a structure for reporting on their sustainability strategy, activities and goals. We can help businesses find the best framework for their own sustainability plan.
We’re here to help businesses where they’re at. We don’t expect a whole lot of pre-existing structure or thinking around sustainability, if any. All that’s required is an openness to new ideas and a willingness to take action once everybody’s feeling comfortable. We’ve worked with businesses at the very start of their journey, to certified B Corps wanting to do more.
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