Creative thinking strategies, idea management software, and knowledge management software are all common business tools.
Translating tools for conventional business into tools for sustainable development doens't have to take a huge investment
of money and staff time. There are really four steps you can take to use them for sustainable development:
1. Read a book on creative thinking and try the techniques you've learned, or download a piece of free software adn try
2. Pay for some creative thinking software like ThoughtPath, MindManager2002 or IdeaFisher and start using it.
3. Get training in creative thinking strategies like Lateral Thinking or hire a consultant.
4. Implement an organization-wide program to promote innovation and creative thinking with formal training and idea management