Monthly Archives: May 2013

Are we stuck in a ‘shallow’ partnership culture?

Last week in Tim Draimin’s, webinar “Getting Started on Social Innovation”, he explained that we are stuck in a “shallow partnership culture”. This really struck a cord with me. Let me be clear, I don’t think any of my present … Continue reading

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Making Urgent, Deep Change for Sustainability – The Emergence of Social Innovation

I stand at the US customs booth in the airport on my way to Chicago using my best “sustainability” elevator speech on the Agent.  “I am going to a conference on sustainability,” I say. “Really,” he says studying my passport more … Continue reading

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Internal Benchmarking & Office Rating Systems – Sustainability Engagement Network Discussion (SEND) Series (4)

By Wendy Firlotte, Sustainability Engagement Practitioner. Whether your organization is just starting a sustainability employee engagement program or currently has one that is in need of some revitalization, benchmarking and office rating systems are useful tools.  This type of framework … Continue reading

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Collaboration or Collision – facing down the barriers of sustainability transformation

Collaboration is complicated.  I am working with a non-governmental organization (NGO) to bring together four other non-governmental organizations, one municipal government with multiple engaged departments (energy, water, transportation, waste, wellbeing), two utilities, businesses  and neighbourhood groups to launch a city-wide conservation … Continue reading

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