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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
I proudly joined NRG exactly one year ago as the new head of sustainability, knowing I was joining the power sector at a time of rapid transformation. It’s an exciting time of technology and business model innovation, but it’s also a time of uncertainty. The surest thing we know about the future of power is that it won’t look like the past.
Posted: Aug 11, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
A major opportunity exists for companies to position themselves as global sustainability leaders by focusing on system change. This is by far the most important sustainability issue. As a result, companies taking the lead on it can credibly claim that they have implemented the most advanced strategies. Like current sustainability leaders, they will gain many benefits, often including enhanced reputation, market share and stock market returns.
Posted: Aug 02, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Many organizations advocate a perceptual change from one of exploitation to one of love. A nonprofit named Dream Change is taking a bold giant step in exactly that direction.
Posted: Aug 01, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
As the world conversely becomes better connected in an increasingly uncertain future, we are seeing the roles of cities and governments fluctuate to meet the needs of their people and our environment.
Posted: Jul 27, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Let’s talk about why sustainability needs to be boring.
Posted: Jul 25, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
System change is by far the most important sustainability issue in the corporate sector. Climate change and virtually every other major environmental and social issue only can be resolved through systemic changes at the sector and overarching system levels. Companies proactively involved in system change are the true sustainability leaders. Like current sustainability leaders, they will attain many financial and competitive benefits. This article summarizes the system change opportunity in the corporate sector and how companies can capitalize on it.
Posted: Jul 19, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
It took two years of relentless campaigning and nearly 700,000 concerned people from around the world, but we are sharing the good news that together we convinced the world’s largest tuna company to clean up its act!
Posted: Jul 14, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Corporate philanthropy initiatives are implemented in two ways: manually or letting automation take over. Some businesses are doing everything manually. This includes keeping spreadsheets of employee volunteer hours logged, receiving hundreds of emails about different volunteering requests and everything else under the sun that comes along with corporate social responsibility initiatives.
Posted: Jul 12, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Donald Trump came to the presidency from the world of business and in many ways is surrounding himself with individuals who represent that culture and mindset.
Posted: Jul 10, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
I just left the Astana (Kazakhstan) Economic Forum. I had the opportunity to continue the discussions begun in St Petersburg at the conference there that included Russian President Vladimir Putin and UN Secretary General António Guterres on the need to end old, exploitative, unsustainable systems and replace them with ones that are just beginning to evolve.
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