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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.
Posted: Jul 06, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
What are your reasons for supporting or withholding support from specific companies?
Does Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) sound familiar? Whether you’re aware of it or not, people often align with an organization's values or implementation of social responsibility in the workplace or community — locally and globally.
Posted: Jul 03, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
At the Paris Climate Conference in 2015 (COP 21), most countries agreed to reach net zero greenhouse emissions by the second half of this century. It is an ambitious, but achievable target. It also represents an opportunity for businesses to prepare for a low carbon future with simple determination, and by leveraging their innovation and expertise.
Posted: Jun 28, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Communication comes up again and again in analyses of key competencies for sustainability leadership. Being able to build bridges between science and business, between the finance department and the sales department, between NGO concerns and board-level strategy, and then, get everyone moving forward across the bridge in sync. These are the tasks of a Sustainability Influencer, and they don’t come easily!
Posted: Jun 27, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
A paradigm shift is needed in business. Whole system thinking shows that two foundational business ideas are reductionistic, irrational and unintentionally destructive. The first is that it is acceptable for businesses to focus primarily on their own financial well-being without regard for the larger economic, social and environmental systems that enable business existence and success.
Posted: Jun 09, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Business leaders across all sectors are feeling the tug, the dip and pull of something deep beneath their feet. A future so uncertain they can no longer ignore it. It is not the erratic, unpredictable and irascible vagaries of the new US president, a resurgent Russia, a fractured European Union or the growth of disaffected communities around the world. It is the quaking of our earth on the brink of exhaustion.
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