Monthly Archives: August 2012

Do green/sustainability project managers have the critical “know-how” to leverage a more sustainable world?

Donella Meadows once noted that there are places within a complex system (a corporation, an economy, a living body, an ecosystem) where a small shift in one thing can produce big changes in everything.  She called them “leverage points”, they … Continue reading

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What will it take to build the sustainable future we want?

In the first chapter of his book, The Sustainability Transformation, Alan AtKisson relates a story about moving to Seattle to take his first sustainability job as the Managing Editor of Context magazine.  He reflects, “I think …the best part about … Continue reading

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Zero Net Impact Growth – Radical Oxymoron or Critical Survival Strategy for Business

It is a paradox.  You can’t have infinite growth on a finite planet.  Yet, we’re stuck in a  global economic model that continuously drives us toward growth. Donella Meadows, Jorgen Randers, Dennis Meadows told us this 40 years ago in … Continue reading

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Joel Makower asks, “Why aren’t there more Ray Andersons?” Perhaps there are…

In his recent blog, Why aren’t there more Ray Andersons? , Joel Makower lamented the leadership void left by the passing of the extraordinary man, Ray Anderson (CEO of Interface) last year. Joel writes, “…Anderson embodied the truly enlightened business leader … Continue reading

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