“Honeybees abandoning hives and dying due to insecticide use, research finds.” This is the headline in the Guardian, May 9th, 2014. The most recent study by Dr. Chensheng Lu, an expert on environmental exposure biology at Harvard School of Public Health, … Continue reading
Take heart. According to Researcher Sandra Waddock “a personal desire to make a difference” – matters. As reported by the Network for Business Sustainability, Waddock studied the emerging systems and institutions that frame the discussion of corporate sustainability and responsibility today. She found … Continue reading
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I recently discovered the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). Under the coordination of the UN Global Compact and leading academic institutions, the PRME task force developed in 2007 a set of six principles which lay the foundation … Continue reading
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
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
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
According to the 2012 World Wildlife Fund Living Planet Report, we are using 50 per cent more resources than the Earth can provide, and unless we change course that number will grow very fast – by 2030, even two planets will … Continue reading