Sound Business

We use sound in innovative, refreshing, and exciting ways to engage staff, from a range or companies, with issues of sustainability that are of relevance to their operations and the concerns of their stakeholders.

We work alongside the sustainability champion/s responsible for mainstreaming sustainability awareness and practices across their organisation. Whilst we make no claims that our activities will make an organisation more sustainable, we do believe that by supporting cross-organisational learning we are able to help facilitate the uptake, and adoption, of sustainability initiatives.

Using a combination of state of the art technology and pioneering acoustic techniques we create bespoke, immersive sound experiences and workshops, which take the employees of the companies we work with on a journey into the meaning, and practice, of sustainability.  


  • We recently completed a project for JLL (http://www.jll.co.uk/united-kingdom/en-gb), one of the world’s largest real estate services and investment management companies, where we used state of the art technology and pioneering acoustic techniques, to create a sound piece that was used to take senior managers on a sonic journey into the concept of sustainability.  The aim of the sound piece was to explore the imperative of embracing sustainability and to show what the world could sound like if a business-as-usual path (the breakdown path) or a sustainable path (the breakthrough path) was followed.  The sound piece was used to engage senior managers with the stark choice they face – the decision to create a company that will flourish in the future, and be an exemplar of sustainability best practice, or the decision to follow the low ambition business-as-usual path which could jeopardise the ability of the company to survive in the challenging times ahead.  Partly as a result of the sound piece we created, senior managers have chosen to embrace science based targets as a way forward in the creation of a truly aspirational sustainability agenda for the company. 


JLL’s Global Sustainability team needed an innovative approach to engage our senior leaders on the crucial issue of sustainability, something which would really grab their attention.  Sound Matters offered us a way to communicate with our colleagues in an immediate and emotionally arresting way.  Mike and Harry created a bespoke sound piece which perfectly conveyed the urgency and opportunity around this issue.  The piece was extremely well received and provided a springboard for further successful engagement with some of our most important stakeholders.  We have gone on to use the piece with a range of different audiences – it never fails to create a strong reaction.

Director, Global Sustainability

Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)