InvestHER Strategies

Sustainable Solutions

 Helping Your Business Define Sustainable Success.

Sustainable Solutions & Advisory Services

InvestHER Strategies offers sustainable solutions and advisory services to CEOs of small to medium enterprises, to help you understand the financial, environmental, and social impacts of implementing sustainability practices. Solutions range from strategy deployment, project-based work, business advisory services and digital courses including turnkey solutions and self-paced courses with guidance. There are many ways of working together whether you are looking for a one-time consultation or a longer-term project.

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Fractional Chief Sustainability Officer

Unlock the full potential of your company’s sustainability journey without the need for a full-time, in-house position. Services vary by client and often include ESG strategy and reporting, sustainability roadmaps, and initiative deployment, all personalized to meet your unique needs.

Seamlessly integrating into your company, InvestHER Strategies offers strategic leadership, guiding sustainability impact that works for your business.

Business Advisor

Jumpstart your business with comprehensive advisory services, tailored for startups in their early stages or scaling up. Whether just starting or expanding, receive guidance on crucial decisions like business models, financial proformas, market strategies, and overall company design.

InvestHER Strategies’ commitment goes beyond personal profit, as the business reserves limited slots for pro bono or reduced-fee consultations, aligning with its mission to prepare clients’ businesses for a more sustainable future where both people and the planet thrive.

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Companies often need an external expert that can seamlessly integrate into the team and deliver targeted solutions for your defined project parameters.

Elevate your company’s Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) impact with specialized professionals who are ready to turn your sustainability vision into measurable results.

Turnkey Solutions

Do you have the team to do the work, but you just aren’t sure where to start?

InvestHER Strategies offers various digital courses ranging from turnkey solutions to self-paced courses with guidance. Simplify sustainability with a solution designed especially for your organization’s needs.

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Take the first step towards a resilient and responsible future for your organization.

Featured Projects

Multistakeholder Deployment of Large Scale Corporate Social Impact Enterprise Projects

Christy has led projects that stand the test of time, and the impact continues past her involvement. That is sustainability.

In this dynamic landscape, strategic and inclusive approaches to multistakeholder engagement are essential for fostering transformative sustainability practices that align with long-term business goals and scales for impact.

Below is a sampling of projects.

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Zero Waste Game Day Initiatives

Project: Zero Waste at Ohio Stadium

Impact: The largest zero waste collegiate athletic stadium in the US – Award winning zero waste program, diverting over 90% of waste to the landfill, trained over 600 employees and educated millions of football fans

Current Status: Started in 2011, continues today, expanded to other athletic facilities

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Local and Sustainable Purchasing Strategies

Project: Emory University Local and Sustainable Purchasing Guidelines

Impact: Increased local and sustainable purchases by 10x

Current Status: Still in place at Emory University and continuous adoptions across the US to 200+ locations

infographic that illustrates the most sustainable Women's Final Four Project in Ohio

Sustainable Community Impact

Project: NCAA 2018 Women’s Final Four – Most Sustainable Women’s Final Four

Impact: Generated over $21m in direct local spending

Current Status: Remains the most impactful WFF to a host city to date

Let's get started.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to align your business with sustainable practices and drive long-term value.

About Christy

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Christy is a veteran in corporate sustainability where she has been working for almost 20 years. Her background is in corporate sustainability and working directly with clients to improve their sustainability performance. She went from creating sustainability solutions at one college campus to 8500 sites in North America across seven business sectors for the 19th largest employer where she also developed the foundation for the largest food waste prevention program in the world. As the VP of Customer Success for an environmental tech solution, she developed programs and processes to double in revenue while remaining profitable. Christy was one of four founders for an ESG technology startup where she served as President and Chief Sustainability Officer.

Christy is the founder and CEO of InvestHER Strategies where she is a strategic advisor for leaders working in sustainability at startups and small to medium businesses. She is also the Chief Sustainability Officer in Residence at 4xi Global Consulting and Solutions.


“Christy's weekly coaching sessions throughout the 14-week program were nothing short of transformative. Her unique blend of mindfulness and business acumen allowed me to navigate the ups and downs of entrepreneurship with clarity, purpose, and resilience. She not only helped me sharpen my business strategy but also provided invaluable insights into managing stress, building resilience, and fostering a positive work culture. Thanks to Christy's guidance, Posh Teatime Co. has flourished, and I have grown both as a leader and as an individual. Her mentorship has been pivotal in shaping the trajectory of my business and my personal journey as an entrepreneur.”

Ella Williams
Post Teatime Co.

“Contacting and hiring Christy Cook as a professional advisor was one of the smartest decisions I have ever made. For several years, I had been struggling on developing a business concept into a presentable and communicable form. After working with Christy for two months, I was able to craft my business concept into a cogent business pitch that I can genuinely say is the best piece of professional and intellectual work I have ever created. Christy can not only help you craft exceptional academic and professional content that could jumpstart your professional or creative potential, but can guide you on how to properly communicate with prospective partners or colleagues towards the best possible outcome for all parties. You will not be disappointed hiring Christy Cook as your strategic advisor for any and all professional endeavors.”

Mandilyn Beck
MA | Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration

Featured Media

Sustainability is an important part of customer experience and here is where you can start. By adopting sustainable practices, businesses can differentiate their brand, drive innovation, and build stronger emotional connections with their customers.

Sustainable, scalable and saleable business expert Erin Austin speaks with Christy about why ESG is here to stay and how to solve business problems by implementing sustainability practices. 

Read the December 2022 Soar to Success magazine to learn why implementing sustainable business practices in your startup prepares you to scale and win those important investment dollars. 

Let's create a solution together

Take advantage of Christy’s wealth of experience and expertise in sustainable strategy, compliance, and implementation so you can:

  • create a strategic and cost-effective way to embed sustainability into your business practices
  • enhance your corporate social responsibility
  • and navigate the evolving landscape of sustainable business.

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