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Launching the Sustainability Leadership Conversation

By |2013-08-28T13:16:48-04:00July 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 [...]

Why Bikes? My Personal Sustainability Driver

By |2013-05-22T11:43:08-04:00May 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 [...]

Sustainability and The Bullitt Center

By |2013-04-26T14:19:35-04:00April 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 [...]

Game-changers for Sustainable Business Education? Coursera and edX

By |2013-08-29T19:42:24-04:00May 11th, 2012|Huffington Post Contribution, Sustainability - Plain Sight, Sustainability & CSR, Sustainability Change Agents|

We are living in history-making times.  Thanks to "edtech" partnerships like Coursera and edX, free, world-class university courses in a wide range of topics are now offered online.  And, the potential for educating people in the ways of more sustainable business thinking (among many other topics) - and for students at any level - is [...]

Sustainability 2012+: Emotional Intelligence Changes Everything

By |2011-12-29T20:35:22-04:00December 29th, 2011|Cause/Social Marketing, Sustainability - Plain Sight|

'Tis the season for "best of 2011" lists and 2012 trend forecasts.  From year to year, few of the items included in these compilations ever seem that earth-shatteringly newsworthy.  However, with an eye on the sustainability-forward business, seeing the longer term may be the point.  As it stands, few businesses undergo complete revolutions in thinking [...]

Question Assumptions. Be The Sustainability Vanguard.

By |2011-12-14T21:23:55-04:00December 14th, 2011|Cause/Social Marketing, Sustainability - Plain Sight, Sustainability Change Agents|

“The most impressive thing about them as scholars,” says David Easley, an economist at Cornell University, “is that in recent years they have questioned the assumptions of the models they helped to create, and they have been at the vanguard of the efforts to go beyond them.” The above quote from Jeff Sommer's New York [...]

Employee Engagement: Nurturing Internal Partners

By |2013-08-29T19:52:29-04:00July 18th, 2011|Articles, Sustainability - Plain Sight, Sustainability & CSR|

  Thinking sustainably is about seeing the interconnections of systems around a particular business problem or issue. Since, among other things, the people involved, the natural world, and government regulations are ever-changing, there’s no way for a business to solve the sustainability issue once and for all. Businesses must embrace the fact that there will [...]