What We Do
Sustrana is a software company that provides sustainability management solutions. Our online sustainability management system enables companies to build highly effective sustainability programs in less time for less money.
To enable 1,000 organizations to build strategic sustainability programs by 2020.
Sustrana will accelerate the transformation to sustainable business practices by providing breakthrough software that makes strategic sustainability management affordable and actionable for organizations of all sizes.
- Listen Deeply
- Have an Open Mind
- Cultivate Authenticity
- Create Positives
- Inspire and Empower
Disciplined creators succeed by being steadfast in making order out of chaos, setting goals, staying focused, and continually measuring progress.
Regenerative thinkers understand, build, and adapt to enduring social, environmental, and economic systems.
Progress accelerators employ technology, maximize efficiencies, and utilize synergies to catalyze more rapid development of a sustainable society.
Empowered employees are confident, understand their responsibilities, and act courageously while using good judgment.
Zealous collaborators are people whose diverse perspectives, intellectual curiosity, and contributions create optimal conditions for problem solving and innovation.
Purpose promoters use sustainability to help others find and connect to purpose and meaning in their daily work.
Transparency enablers practice and promote transparency as a driver for being our best selves and making meaningful progress on critical and complex problems.
Compassionate citizens have a strong sense of place, purpose, and stewardship in a globally connected world.
Avid players thrive on uncovering the fun in work.
Sustrana's roots took hold when a mutual friend introduced co-founders Nancy and Jennifer in 2009. We realized a common bond in our desire to help businesses find practical ways to move toward sustainability. In 2010, our company was born as Resonate. It had a nice ring to it, and aptly described our aspiration for sustainability to have a transformative ripple effect through society.
From the start, the Resonate team worked to develop tools and a process that yielded efficiencies for clients. It became clear that web-based software could accelerate our process, enhance our tools, and help us serve many more organizations at a lower cost. In the summer of 2011 we incubated the concept for a sustainability management platform with Good Company Ventures in Philadelphia. We were encouraged to move forward in part by receiving the incubator's "Innovation Award" at the end of the program.
For the next two years, a growing team of employees and interns worked on content, databases, and tools for our evolving software platform. In the fall of 2013, our CTO Ron arrived to steer us toward the cutting edge of Software as a Service and build the online platform with a talented team of developers, along with user interface and library sciences specialists.
Early in 2014 we recognized that our vision for the software had become so integral to our work that we decided to merge the company and the platform under one unique name, Sustrana, derived from our vision of what we offer: Sustainability Strategy Navigation. And that's how our software company was born. Sustrana launched in July 2014.
Certifications and Ratings
Sustrana was honored to be named among the Philadelphia Business Journal's 2014 Top 100 Women in Business at the September event.
Sustrana's B Corp score garnered top awards in two major categories in 2014 AND 2015!