Climate Leadership From A Petri Dish

By | 2016-07-03T15:23:38+00:00 July 3rd, 2016|Leadership, Sustainability & CSR, Sustainability Change Agents|

Think small. Act locally. Start at home. These phrases may not seem to reflect as “grand” a climate solution as the world clearly needs, but bear with me. Some of today’s most influential climate leaders are, in fact, focusing on their closer-to-home work. So, it’s worth understanding why this may be. A recent conversation I [...]

Climate Action Means Business – My Next Step

By | 2015-04-11T13:52:34+00:00 April 11th, 2015|Sustainability & CSR, Sustainability Change Agents|

The fantastic but perhaps little understood thing about social capital building through Twitter is that you truly DO develop what feels like a warm, supportive in-real-life style community – with each member looking out for one another. Like any other community (in churches or schools, for example…), it can then be pretty jarring when an [...]

Launching the Sustainability Leadership Conversation

By | 2013-08-28T13:16:48+00:00 July 15th, 2013|CSR, Social Media, Sustainability - Plain Sight, Sustainability Change Agents, Sustainable Biz|

Sustainability is moving into new territories, with new leaders and leadership styles emerging. Across all industries, we now see many leading organisations stepping forward and placing sustainability truly at the core of their leadership.  At the same time, the use of social media is increasingly being used as a powerful tool for engaging, learning and sharing [...]

LinkedIn Makes the Business Case for Thought Leadership

By | 2013-06-17T13:04:47+00:00 June 17th, 2013|CSR, Social Media, Sustainability Change Agents|

Did you notice Leslie Kaufman's piece in yesterday's New York Times? LinkedIn is building its publishing presence and there's a reason you should take note. While no one was looking - and while many have been dialing in to the possibilities of Twitter and Facebook (less so Google+, which is a whole other incredible opportunity [...]

Why Bikes? My Personal Sustainability Driver

By | 2013-05-22T11:43:08+00:00 May 22nd, 2013|Cause/Social Marketing, CSR, Sustainability - Plain Sight, Sustainability Change Agents|

What is with my obsession with bikes and why do I veer into urban transportation so much in my otherwise more sustainable business and corporate social responsibility-focused writing and social network sharing?  Being interviewed for a recent GOOD piece on the corporate sponsorship opportunities for bike share programs got me thinking... Women, urban biking and [...]

Corporate Citizenship Pros Know

By | 2013-05-21T11:51:38+00:00 May 21st, 2013|Cause/Social Marketing, CSR, Social Media, Sustainability Change Agents|

While social media was not directly mentioned in the topline findings of the recent Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship (BCCCC) report, “Leading Across the Organization: Profile of the Professionals 2013,” one glance at the executive summary does suggest a big social media opportunity. There is perhaps no more effective way than through social channels [...]

Sustainability and The Bullitt Center

By | 2013-04-26T14:19:35+00:00 April 26th, 2013|Brain Science, Socio, Anthro, CSR, Sustainability - Plain Sight, Sustainability Change Agents|

I was so inspired by the opening ceremony of Seattle's Bullitt Center that I pulled tweets, images and the quick ribbon-cutting video from the various social channels for this Storify piece. For context, I included links to the New York Times and NPR stories and closed with links for more information on Harriet Bullitt, Denis [...]

Does Social Media Fail Your Sustainable Business?

By | 2013-04-22T11:26:29+00:00 April 22nd, 2013|CSR, Social Media, Sustainability Change Agents, Sustainable Biz|

Going social with sustainability is not for everyone. In order to make social media work for sustainability’s sake, you have to see it as a long-term investment. You’ve got to truly believe you have personal or collective business wisdom to share that will forward the broader sustainable movement – even if that happens only one [...]