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What we do

What pickle is your business in? What do your people care about? How can you improve your impact? We help you find a clear path.

The Business Pickle provides clear-headed, down-to-earth research that makes practical sense for leaders and supports them on their way to using business as a force for good. It starts with understanding and continues with education, direction and support.

Why The Business Pickle?

Commercial research

Our research focuses on business realities, translates academic findings into practical actions, and features global perspectives, businesses, trends, and case studies.

Action oriented

This is not an academic exercise: our services are designed to help business leaders and teams to take informed action.

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Boutique advisory

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.

How we can help

We’ve found most leaders want to improve their impact: they want to move faster, but do it with authenticity and deliver genuine impact. Change can be hard, as navigating business realities and improving impact is complex. We help businesses in four ways: 

Roadmap for change

For leaders wondering where to focus their impact efforts and what will make a difference. We help identify the key areas of impact to focus on in the short, medium & long term. 

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.

  • Leadership interviews

  • Proprietary staff survey

  • Global impact trends report

  • 3x workshops

  • 1x impact roadmap

  • 6 months leader coaching

Impact area deep dive

For businesses tackling an important area and seek deeper understanding, insight, new ideas and clarity on what to do next.

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.

  • 6,000 - 10,000 word report

  • 3 - 5x strategic actions

  • 2x frameworks

  • 4-5x case studies

  • 3x workshops

  • 6 months leader coaching

Curated learning series

For organisations seeking to raise understanding across their team to help navigate the journey of improved business impact.

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. If your team has specific questions, we’ll aim to find the answers; want to hear from a specific organisation or leader, we’ll reach out to learn from them.

Help your team rethink challenging topics, validate their ideas and build momentum around impact areas that will move your organisation forward.

  • Monthly presentations with thought leaders

  • Weekly digest email

  • Curated videos, podcasts, bite-sized content

  • Request topics and insights

Leader coaching

Tailored 1-1 coaching for business leaders to provide support and challenge in the process of creating and executing on their impact agenda.

Through relational conversations, we provide coaching, feedback and insights to leaders who are motivated to improve the impact of their businesses, but are looking for support navigating the process.

Create the space for challenging conversations, address tricky questions, foresee and avoid potential hurdles to move your organisation forward with authenticity and confidence.

  • Monthly coaching session

  • Bespoke agenda setting

  • Impact assessment framework

  • Negative impact reduction

  • Positive impact improvement

  • Staff & customer communications

  • Prioritising impact areas

  • Mapping against global benchmarks

Want to find out more about our services? Contact us.

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The great packaging pileup: finding better ways to wrap up our goods

This is part two of our series on the great packaging pileup: finding better ways to wrap up our goods. How can businesses improve their approach to packaging, maximising its value and eliminating waste? In this episode, we take a closer look at the claims and terms that we see often written on packaging or said about packaging, like recyclable, recycled content, reusable, biodegradable... and try to demystify  what they mean in practice. We give some advice to businesses around how they can tell customers what to do with packaging once it's in their hands. We also share another framework to help businesses improve their packaging approach from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, with an example about the world's largest cosmetics company, L'Oreal.

Explore our research

Report cover page - The billion dollar question of corporate giving.

Avoiding the next funder-created roadblock

Businesses give billions to nonprofits every year. But what if the way you donate hurts instead of helping?
Report cover: We waste a third of our food. What can businesses do about it?

Putting value back into our food system

With our population set to reach over 9 billion by 2040, can businesses feed people not at the cost of our planet?
Report cover: the great packaging pileup; finding better ways to wrap up our goods

Unwrapping our options for better packaging

How can businesses improve their approach to packaging, maximising its value and eliminating waste?

What can you do at The Business Pickle?

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