Category Archives: Sustainability Change Management

Driving massive change through creative collaboration – is there still time for the bees?

“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

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Great News! It Doesn’t Take a Visionary to Change the World

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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Guelph Sustainable Commerce Program Meets UN Responsible Management Principles

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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

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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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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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