Sustainability Blog: Do it Now!

Company leaders are realizing that being more sustainable isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s good for business.  Those who have been operating sustainably for longer periods of time were 50% more likely than the newcomers to say their efforts contribute to profitability.  In reality, responsibility will create a strategic advantage yielding sustainable prosperity if the correct steps are taken.  A 2012...

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives; nor the most intelligent that survives.  It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” - Charles Darwin

 

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve recently signed a contract with AMACOM[i] to publish my forthcoming book about “the new corporate facts of life.”  History shows us that we periodically go through transformational phases in how we live and work.  My grandparents experienced this in the Industrial...

A few days ago I participated as a panelist in AkzoNobel’s second annual Sustainability Leadership Symposium moderated by Deborah Steketee, Ph.D. of the Center for Sustainability at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids MI.  The participants, representing multiple stakeholders in the collision repair industry, were brought together to discuss ways to embrace sustainable practices and share ideas to shape the industry’s future direction.  My fellow panelists were Mike Shesterkin of AkzoNobel (the...

 

UK Minister of State Gregory Barker MP – Department of Energy & Climate Change ended his U.S. mission this week in Atlanta.  Along with business delegates from 6 UK companies, UK Minister Barker promoted the benefits of a low carbon economy and the global opportunities...

While there are still companies out there who believe in the great trade-off myth, the reality is that ethical companies outperform others over the long term.  In it’s “WME Index,” Ethisphere showed how the publicly traded companies on their 2011 World’s Most Ethical Company list outperformed the S&P 500 between 2007 – 2011 – even in the midst of a global recession. 

 

In her article “The Fight Against Corruption Goes Global,”...