Leigh Baker: Sustainability Innovation Strategist

Leigh Baker

Sustainability Innovation Strategist
Balance3 Regenerative Business

About Leigh

I’m a veteran Supply Chain Consultant turned Regenerative Business strategist.  I help businesses see past the smoke screen of “compliance/cost/government” and understand and access the smorgasbord of great opportunities that sustainable business offers.

We have 30 years of sustainability innovation available that has brought hundreds of viable opportunities to market. Climate solutions are everybody’s business – and an opportunity for just about every business – so I spread them through podcasting, writing, coaching and training.

Areas of Expertise

Supply chain consulting

Regenerative business strategy

Innovation delivery

Writing

Marketing

Mission

To connect every business with their unique, high-impact sustainability opportunities, so they become active climate solutionists – regenerating the ecosystems and communities within which they operate.

Vision

The world of business has taken “sustainability” out of the compliance and responsibility department and put it where it belongs in the 21st century – at the heart of business operations, business innovation and business strategy.

Why

There are over 2.3 million small businesses in Australia and around 400 million globally. Most of them are so busy “getting on with business” they don’t realise the business opportunities in being climate solutionists.

Turning just 1% of them on to their opportunities has massive potential to improve both business and the world.

What my clients say

“Leigh has a unique ability to draw out positive notions and move regenerative thinking forward in business decisions as a founder. 

Her wealth of wisdom and depth of experience is openly shared whilst helping to unlock personal potential and see opportunities that are a little less obvious in sustainable business practices. She’s a breath of fresh air, an influential presence and a mindful advisor.”

Allie Ames

Classic Bouquets

“Leigh’s unique blend of know how and inspiration makes her a whole lot of fun as well as informing and empowering. Increase your planetary success story. She’s a great mentor, educator and writer.”

Anne-Maree McInerney

MOSS Founder

“What Leigh knows about the fun side of sustainability and its opportunities is nothing short of awesome. The connections she makes and the potential they offer makes me feel excited about the future.”

Ian Hopkinson

Terminology

In the Blog

Process efficiency OR systems optimisation?

Process efficiency OR systems optimisation?

Approx. time to read: 10 minutes “More of the same, faster!” has been the primary approach to production efficiency for centuries, from factory production lines to wide-acre mono-crop farming.   And the focus of production efficiency untill recently has been...

Engineering and chemistry OR physics and biology?

Engineering and chemistry OR physics and biology?

Approx. time to read: 7 minutes From the earliest blacksmith shops and soap makers to 20th century steel foundries, cement plants and Kevlar manufacturing -  a surprising number of global production technologies still predominantly use chemical and mechanical...

Focus on delivering products OR delivering service and value?

Focus on delivering products OR delivering service and value?

Approx. time to read: 8 minutes The "everybody knows" way to grow a business in the 20th century was to grow product sales - and once you were in the market to continuously develop new products with more features. However: • Most of the time, what people want is the...

From 1-Way Supply “Chains”  TO Circular Systems

From 1-Way Supply “Chains”  TO Circular Systems

Approx. time to read: 8 minutes Since the Industrial Revolution (if not further) the way business has thought about products and services has been basically 1-way – dig materials up, make a product, sell it to someone, forget about it – and repeat…. However, tomorrow...

Less waste, less toxic, less bad OR fully good?

Less waste, less toxic, less bad OR fully good?

Approx. time to read: 13 minutesThe design paradigm of 20th century industrial systems is pretty much "1-way":  mine/make/use/dump [repeat] Waste has been a standard part of making products and delivering services - and we've built a whole safety industry around...

CLIMATE: Small Business, Big Opportunity

CLIMATE: Small Business, Big Opportunity

Beyond big government policy and consumer behaviour, smart entrepreneurs are delivering scalable solutions from surprisingly small operations. Today’s commercial climate solutions offer trillion $$$ opportunities. 75% of Australians want more action on climate change...